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NASDAQ:KLAC

KLA - KLAC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$393.95
-5.42 (-1.36%)
(As of 01/30/2023 11:44 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$389.10
$396.69
50-Day Range
$367.76
$428.76
52-Week Range
$250.20
$429.46
Volume
462,730 shs
Average Volume
1.28 million shs
Market Capitalization
$55.83 billion
P/E Ratio
16.20
Dividend Yield
1.30%
Price Target
$400.61

KLA MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.53 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.1% Upside
$400.61 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.15% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.32
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.34mentions of KLA in the last 14 days
Based on 26 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.25 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-28.24%
From $24.86 to $17.84 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.58 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

106th out of 630 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks


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About KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Stock

KLA Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control, process-enabling, and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related electronics industries worldwide. It operates through four segments: Semiconductor Process Control; Specialty Semiconductor Process; PCB, Display and Component Inspection; and Other. The company offers integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing products that comprises wafer inspection and review, and metrology; wafer and substrate defect inspection and metrology; reticle defect inspection and metrology; chemical/materials quality analysis; in situ process management and wafer handling diagnostics for IC and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manufacturing; software products to provide run-time process control, defect excursion identification, process corrections, and defect classification; and refurbished and remanufactured products. It also provides specialty semiconductor manufacturing, benchtop metrology, surface characterization, and electrical property measurement services for general purpose/ lab applications; etch, plasma dicing, deposition, and other wafer processing technologies and solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. In addition, the company offers direct imaging, inspection, optical shaping, additive printing, and computer-aided manufacturing and engineering solutions for the PCB market; inspection and electrical testing systems to identify and classify defects, as well as systems to repair defects for the display market; and inspection and metrology systems for quality control and yield improvement in advanced and traditional semiconductor packaging markets. The company was formerly known as KLA-Tencor Corporation and changed its name to KLA Corporation in July 2019. KLA Corporation was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

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KLAC Stock News Headlines

KLA Corporation: Strength In A Troubled Semi-Market
KLA Corporation is on track to hike its dividend in calendar 2023 and to repurchase shares despite troubled times for most semiconductor manufacturers.
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KLA (KLAC) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
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The U.S. solar industry generated nearly $33 billion of private investment in the American economy in 2021 -- and analysts say it looks like the start of a long solar bull market. Leading the way is the just-signed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. With its generous investment tax credits, the Act is expected to triple U.S. solar energy production over the next 5 years.
Barclays Lowers KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) to Underweight
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KLA Launches Revolutionary X-Ray Metrology System
KLA Corporation (KLAC) Q1 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
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KLAC Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/1 Dividend
11/14/2022
Dividend Payable
12/01/2022
Last Earnings
1/26/2023
Today
1/30/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/27/2023
Fiscal Year End
6/30/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Optical instruments & lenses
Sub-Industry
Semiconductor Equipment
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:KLAC
CUSIP
48248010
Employees
14,280
Year Founded
1976

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$400.61
High Stock Price Forecast
$505.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$325.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+1.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.53
Research Coverage
14 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$3.32 billion
Pretax Margin
38.24%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.21 billion
Cash Flow
$24.82 per share
Book Value
$9.87 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
141,505,000
Market Cap
$55.83 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.36

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Richard P. WallaceMr. Richard P. Wallace (Age 63)
    Pres, CEO & Exec. Director
    Comp: $5.27M
  • Mr. Bren D. HigginsMr. Bren D. Higgins (Age 53)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $2.17M
  • Ms. Mary Beth WilkinsonMs. Mary Beth Wilkinson (Age 50)
    Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.
    Comp: $1.38M
  • Mr. Ahmad A. KhanMr. Ahmad A. Khan (Age 49)
    Pres of Semiconductor Process Control
    Comp: $2.31M
  • Mr. Oreste DonzellaMr. Oreste Donzella (Age 57)
    Exec. VP of Electronics, Packaging & Components
    Comp: $1.96M
  • Mr. Virendra A. Kirloskar (Age 60)
    Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Dr. Ben Bin-Ming Tsai (Age 64)
    CTO & Exec. VP of Corp. Alliances
  • Mr. Kevin M. Kessel C.F.A.
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Becky Howland Ph.D.
    Sr. Director of Corp. Communications
  • Randi Polanich
    VP & Chief Communications Officer













KLAC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell KLA stock right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" KLAC shares.
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What is KLA's stock price forecast for 2023?

14 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for KLA's stock. Their KLAC share price forecasts range from $325.00 to $505.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $400.61 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have KLAC shares performed in 2023?

KLA's stock was trading at $377.03 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, KLAC shares have increased by 5.9% and is now trading at $399.37.
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When is KLA's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 27th 2023.
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How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 26th. The semiconductor company reported $7.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $7.08 by $0.30. The semiconductor company earned $2.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.83 billion. KLA had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 146.31% and a net margin of 33.77%. The business's revenue was up 26.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $5.59 earnings per share.
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How often does KLA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA?

KLA declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $1.30 per share on Thursday, December 1st. This represents a $5.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 14th.
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Is KLA a good dividend stock?

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.21%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 21.38%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KLAC will have a dividend payout ratio of 29.15% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, June 16th 2022, which authorizes the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 12.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

KLA issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.52-5.92 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.82. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.2-2.5 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.50 billion.

What is Rick Wallace's approval rating as KLA's CEO?

429 employees have rated KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace on Glassdoor.com. Rick Wallace has an approval rating of 97% among the company's employees. This puts Rick Wallace in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Intel (INTC), Lam Research (LRCX), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Applied Materials (AMAT), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Salesforce (CRM), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Adobe (ADBE).

What is KLA's stock symbol?

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

Who are KLA's major shareholders?

KLA's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include M&G Investment Management Ltd. (0.47%), Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd Zurich (0.18%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.13%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%), Natixis Advisors L.P. (0.08%) and Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. (0.08%). Insiders that own company stock include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Gary B Moore, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, Mary Beth Wilkinson, Oreste Donzella, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little, Virendra A Kirloskar and Virendra A Kirloskar.
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How do I buy shares of KLA?

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

One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $399.37.

How much money does KLA make?

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) has a market capitalization of $56.60 billion and generates $9.85 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $3.32 billion in net income (profit) each year or $24.32 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does KLA have?

The company employs 14,280 workers across the globe.

Does KLA have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of KLA: ADE Corporation, Acme Systems, Ambios Technology, Belize Holdings LLC, CAPRES, Candela Instruments, Capres A/S, Dino Acquisition Technology L.L.C., FINLE Technologies, Fab Solutions, FabSolve, Filmetric Europe Gmbh, Filmetrics, Filmetrics Inc., Filmetrics Korea Ltd, Frontline P.C.B. Solutions (1998) Ltd., ICOS Vision Systems, ICOS Vision Systems (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., ICOS Vision Systems Corporation BVBA, ICOS Vision Systems Ltd., ICOS Vision Systems NV, International Sales & Business Inc., Jiangsu Xinshun Microelectronics, KLA Aleris Holding LLC, KLA Singapore Holding Company III Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, KLA-Tencor (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor (Thailand) Limited, KLA-Tencor Asia-Pac Distribution Corporation, KLA-Tencor China Corporation, KLA-Tencor Corporation (1992) Ltd., KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited I, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited III, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Cayman) Limited IV, KLA-Tencor Corporation (Israel), KLA-Tencor Corporation Holding (1987) Ltd., KLA-Tencor France SARL, KLA-Tencor GmbH, KLA-Tencor Integrated Metrology (Israel) (2002) Ltd., KLA-Tencor International Corporation, KLA-Tencor International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Ireland Ltd., KLA-Tencor Italy S.R.L., KLA-Tencor Japan Ltd., KLA-Tencor Korea, KLA-Tencor Limited, KLA-Tencor MIE GmbH, KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings GmbH & Co. KG, KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings S.à r.l., KLA-Tencor MIE Holdings Verwaltungs GmbH, KLA-Tencor Semiconductor Equipment Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Singapore Holding Co. Pte II Ltd., KLA-Tencor Singapore Holding Co. Pte. Ltd., KLA-Tencor Software India Private Limited, KT Recreation Association LLC, KT Venture Group II L.L.C., KT Venture Group L.L.C., KT Venture Mgmt. LLC, Keystone Merger Sub Inc., Lakers Holding Company APS, Laser Imaging Systems GmbH, Lee Ta Technologies (BVI) Inc., Luminescent Technologies, MicroSense, Microsense LLC, Nanomechanics Inc., New System SRL, OnWafer Technologies, Optical Metrology Patents Limited, Orbograph Ltd., Orbot Europe S.A, Orbotech, Orbotech Asia Ltd, Orbotech B.V., Orbotech Caribbean Ltd., Orbotech Deutschland GmbH, Orbotech Electronics (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd, Orbotech Electronics (Suzhou) Co Ltd, Orbotech Holding GmbH, Orbotech Inc., Orbotech Japan Ltd, Orbotech Korea Ltd, Orbotech LT Solar LLC, Orbotech Logistics Ltd, Orbotech Ltd, Orbotech Pacific Ltd., Orbotech S.A., Orbotech Singapore Corporation Pte Ltd, Orbotech Technology Ventures LP, Orbotech Technology Ventures Ltd., Orbotech Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Photon Dynamics Inc., Photon Dynamics Solar Corporation, Primaxx Inc., QC Optics, Qoniac, Qoniac GmbH, Qoniac Japan Ltd., Qoniac Korea Ltd., Qoniac Taiwan Ltd., SPTS Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., SPTS Technologies ET Ltd, SPTS Technologies GmbH, SPTS Technologies Inc., SPTS Technologies Limited, SPTS Technologies Ltd, SPTS Technologies Overseas Holdings Ltd., SPTS Technologies Pte Ltd., SPTS Technologies SAS, SPTS Technologies UK Limited, SensArray Corp, Therma-Wave, VLSI Standards Inc., Vistec Semiconductor Systems - MIE, Whiskey Holding Sub LLC, Zeta Instruments, and Zeta Instruments Inc..
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How can I contact KLA?

KLA's mailing address is ONE TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035. The official website for the company is www.kla.com. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at (408) 875-3000, via email at ir@kla-tencor.com, or via fax at 408-875-4144.

This page (NASDAQ:KLAC) was last updated on 1/30/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff