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NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA Stock Price, Forecast & News

-6.18 (-3.69 %)
(As of 02/21/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $161.12
50-Day Range
MA: $174.70
52-Week Range
Now: $161.12
Volume1.90 million shs
Average Volume1.34 million shs
Market Capitalization$25.26 billion
P/E Ratio22.57
Dividend Yield2.03%
KLA Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries worldwide. The company offers chip and wafer manufacturing products, including defect inspection and review systems, metrology solutions, in situ process monitoring products, computational lithography software, and data analytics systems for chip manufacturers to manage yield throughout the semiconductor fabrication process. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Optical instruments & lenses
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLAC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.57 billion
Cash Flow$9.44 per share
Book Value$17.15 per share


Net Income$1.18 billion


Market Cap$25.26 billion
Next Earnings Date5/4/2020 (Estimated)

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KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is KLA's stock symbol?

KLA trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "KLAC."

How often does KLA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA?

KLA declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 11th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.85 per share on Thursday, March 5th. This represents a $3.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 20th. View KLA's Dividend History.

How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 4th. The semiconductor company reported $2.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.58 by $0.08. The semiconductor company earned $1.51 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.49 billion. KLA had a return on equity of 50.92% and a net margin of 21.55%. The firm's revenue was up 34.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.44 earnings per share. View KLA's Earnings History.

When is KLA's next earnings date?

KLA is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 4th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for KLA.

What guidance has KLA issued on next quarter's earnings?

KLA issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 2.04-2.82 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.46. The company issued revenue guidance of 1.325-1.525, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.42 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

14 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for KLA's stock. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $215.00. On average, they expect KLA's share price to reach $171.42 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for KLA.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for KLA?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for KLA.

Has KLA been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about KLAC stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. KLA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for KLA.

Are investors shorting KLA?

KLA saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,660,000 shares, an increase of 12.3% from the January 15th total of 3,260,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,263,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days. Currently, 2.3% of the company's shares are short sold. View KLA's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of KLA's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of KLA own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other KLA investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Lam Research (LRCX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Applied Materials (AMAT), Home Depot (HD), Adobe (ADBE), Micron Technology (MU), salesforce.com (CRM), Intel (INTC) and QUALCOMM (QCOM).

Who are KLA's key executives?

KLA's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Richard P. Wallace, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Bren D. Higgins, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)
  • Mr. Brian M. Trafas, Exec. VP of Global Customer Organization (Age 56)
  • Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Pres of Semiconductor Process Control (Age 45)
  • Mr. Amichai Steimberg, Chief Exec. Officer of Orbotech Ltd. (Age 57)

Who are KLA's major shareholders?

KLA's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.34%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.27%), Boston Partners (1.79%), FMR LLC (1.77%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.63%) and FIL Ltd (1.56%). Company insiders that own KLA stock include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KLA.

Which institutional investors are selling KLA stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Boston Partners, CI Investments Inc., LSV Asset Management, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Oak Associates Ltd. OH and State Street Corp. Company insiders that have sold KLA company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Oreste Donzella, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA.

Which institutional investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Scout Investments Inc., FIL Ltd, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Totem Point Management LLC and KBC Group NV. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA.

How do I buy shares of KLA?

Shares of KLAC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is KLA's stock price today?

One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $161.12.

How big of a company is KLA?

KLA has a market capitalization of $25.26 billion and generates $4.57 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $1.18 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.46 on an earnings per share basis. KLA employs 10,020 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About KLA.

What is KLA's official website?

The official website for KLA is http://www.kla.com/.

How can I contact KLA?

KLA's mailing address is ONE TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 408-875-3000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for KLA (NASDAQ KLAC)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  667 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  667 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,334
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KLA and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KLAC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KLAC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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