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NASDAQ:KLACKLA Stock Price, Forecast & News

$127.94
-4.50 (-3.40 %)
(As of 04/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$114.02
MA: $149.51
$178.72
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$101.34
Now: $127.94
$184.50
Volume1.13 million shs
Average Volume1.77 million shs
Market Capitalization$20.06 billion
P/E Ratio17.92
Dividend Yield2.57%
Beta1.4
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. It also provides reticle manufacturing products, such as reticle inspection, metrology, and data analytics systems for mask shops; and packaging manufacturing products comprising standalone and cluster inspection and metrology systems for various applications in the field of semiconductor packaging. In addition, the company offers compound semiconductor, power device, light emitting diode, and microelectromechanical system manufacturing products for the display market; data storage media/head manufacturing products; general purpose/lab applications; and previous-generation KLA systems. Further, it provides wafer processing solutions; printed circuit boards, and display and inspection components; products for the deposition of thin film coating of materials on crystalline silicon photovoltaic wafers; and other services. The company offers its products and services for use by various bare wafer, integrated circuit, reticle, and hard disk drive manufacturers. The company was formerly known as KLA-Tencor Corporation and changed its name to KLA Corporation in July 2019. KLA Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.3Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.80 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Optical instruments & lenses
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLAC
CUSIP48248010
Phone408-875-3000

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.57 billion
Cash Flow$9.53 per share
Book Value$16.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees10,020
Market Cap$20.06 billion
Next Earnings Date5/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has KLA's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

KLA's stock was trading at $144.92 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, KLAC stock has decreased by 11.7% and is now trading at $127.94. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of KLA?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for KLA.

When is KLA's next earnings date?

KLA is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 4th 2020. View our earnings forecast for KLA.

How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 4th. The semiconductor company reported $2.66 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.58 by $0.08. The semiconductor company earned $1.51 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.49 billion. KLA had a return on equity of 50.92% and a net margin of 21.55%. KLA's quarterly revenue was up 34.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.44 earnings per share. View KLA's earnings history.

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

KLA announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 11th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 20th. View KLA's dividend history.

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 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 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for KLA's stock. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $215.00. On average, they anticipate KLA's share price to reach $177.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 38.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for KLA.

Has KLA been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about KLAC stock has been trending very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. KLA earned a daily sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutKLA.

Are investors shorting KLA?

KLA saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 3,060,000 shares, an increase of 38.5% from the February 27th total of 2,210,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,075,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 2.0% 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), salesforce.com (CRM), Adobe (ADBE), Micron Technology (MU), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC) and AT&T (T).

Who are KLA's key executives?

KLA's management team includes the following 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)

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fulton Bank N.A. (0.00%). 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 major investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fulton Bank N.A.. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $127.94.

How big of a company is KLA?

KLA has a market capitalization of $20.06 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]

This page was last updated on 4/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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