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NASDAQ:KLAC

KLA - KLAC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$409.81
-7.02 (-1.68%)
(As of 02/8/2023 12:39 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$407.66
$415.72
50-Day Range
$367.76
$428.76
52-Week Range
$250.20
$429.46
Volume
211,518 shs
Average Volume
1.27 million shs
Market Capitalization
$56.75 billion
P/E Ratio
16.85
Dividend Yield
1.28%
Price Target
$400.61

KLA MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.6% Downside
$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
0.28mentions of KLA in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.25 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-21.78%
From $24.29 to $19.00 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.52 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

113th out of 610 stocks

Optical Instruments & Lenses Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks

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About KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Stock

KLA Corp. engages in the supply of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nano-electronics industries. The company operates through the following segments: Semiconductor Process Control, Specialty Semiconductor Process, PCB, Display & Component Inspection, and Other. The Semiconductor Process Control segment provides a comprehensive portfolio of inspection, metrology and data analytics products and related services. The Specialty Semiconductor Process segment develops and sells advanced vacuum deposition and etching process tools. The PCB, Display and Component Inspection segment enables electronic device manufacturers to inspect, test and measure PCBs, flat panel displays and ICs to verify their quality. Its products include manufactured chips, reticle, packaging, surface profilers, nanochemical testers, KT pro equipment, and compound semiconductors. The company was founded in April 1997 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

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KLAC Stock News Headlines

KLA Corp Stock and Dividend: What You Should Know
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.
The Humble Mineral at the Heart of the EV Revolution (Not Lithium)
You may know of graphite as what's in the tip of a No. 2 pencil, but it is the key to many forms of renewable energy. Today, this humble mineral is at the epicenter of the electric car revolution. Because what most people don't know is today's EV batteries contain more than 220 pounds of graphite – more than lithium, copper or aluminum!
Q1 2024 EPS Estimates for KLA Co. (NASDAQ:KLAC) Lowered by Analyst
Elon Musk Claims Solar Will Soon Power the World
The world's wealthiest person -- Elon Musk -- is a visionary investor. And he fully expects solar power to be our #1 energy source within a few decades. Utility-scale solar is already becoming the cheapest option for electricity generation globally. So with the push toward clean, renewable energy, it's no wonder solar is also becoming one of the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. stock market.
KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Price Target Raised to $422.00
KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) PT Raised to $455.00 at Wells Fargo & Company
KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Price Target Raised to $410.00
KLA Second Quarter 2023 Earnings: Beats Expectations
KLA (KLAC) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
: Nikola to move battery-making to Arizona
KLA (KLAC) is a Top-Ranked Growth Stock: Should You Buy?
Here's Why KLA (KLAC) is a Strong Growth Stock
KLA Launches Revolutionary X-Ray Metrology System
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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
2/08/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/10/2023
Dividend Payable
3/01/2023
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
-2.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
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
$25.42 per share
Book Value
$18.80 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
138,272,000
Market Cap
$56.75 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.36

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Key Executives

  • Rick Wallace
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Bren Douglas Higgins
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Bin-Ming Tsai
    Chief Technical Officer & VP-Corporate Alliances
  • Mary Beth WilkinsonMary Beth Wilkinson
    Secretary, Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer
  • Oreste DonzellaOreste Donzella
    Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President













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 year. 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 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for KLA's shares. Their KLAC share price forecasts range from $325.00 to $505.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $400.61 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.9%.
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How have KLAC shares performed in 2023?

KLA's stock was trading at $377.03 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, KLAC shares have increased by 10.6% and is now trading at $416.83.
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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) released its earnings results on Thursday, January, 26th. The semiconductor company reported $7.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates 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 net margin of 33.77% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 145.21%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 26.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $5.59 EPS.
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How often does KLA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA?

KLA announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 13th will be paid a dividend of $1.30 per share on Wednesday, March 1st. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 10th.
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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 1.28%. 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 27.37% 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 declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, June 16th 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 12.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board 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 EPS guidance of $4.52-5.92 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share 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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include TD Asset Management Inc (0.52%), M&G Investment Management Ltd. (0.47%), Maj Invest Holding A S (0.31%), Parnassus Investments LLC (0.31%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.29%) and Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.18%). 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 $416.83.

How much money does KLA make?

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) has a market capitalization of $57.72 billion and generates $9.21 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 2/8/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff