NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA-Tencor Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$120.53 -3.27 (-2.64 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$120.53
Today's Range$120.3162 - $123.93
52-Week Range$80.65 - $124.68
Volume1.57 million shs
Average Volume1.68 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.24 billion
P/E Ratio15.07
Dividend Yield2.42%
Beta1.61
KLA-Tencor 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 that include wafer-level packaging inspection/metrology and component inspection/metrology products 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, which comprise process control equipment, test equipment and surface profilers, and metrology and defect inspection solutions; and optical and stylus profilers, and in situ process monitoring products for general purpose/lab applications. Further, it provides refurbished systems, remanufactured systems, and enhanced and upgraded systems under the K-T Pro name; and service engineering, technical support, and knowledge management system services. The company offers its products and services for use by various bare wafer, integrated circuit, reticle, and hard disk drive manufacturers. KLA-Tencor Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.04 billion
Cash Flow$8.5060 per share
Book Value$10.38 per share

Profitability

Net Income$802.26 million

Miscellaneous

Employees6,550
Market Cap$18.24 billion
Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is KLA-Tencor's stock symbol?

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

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

KLA-Tencor declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. View KLA-Tencor's Dividend History.

How will KLA-Tencor's stock buyback program work?

KLA-Tencor declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter?

KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 29th. The semiconductor company reported $2.44 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.20 by $0.24. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.07 billion. KLA-Tencor had a net margin of 33.01% and a return on equity of 92.44%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.97 EPS. View KLA-Tencor's Earnings History.

When is KLA-Tencor's next earnings date?

KLA-Tencor is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for KLA-Tencor.

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

KLA-Tencor issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, March, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.45-1.79 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.64. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.025-1.115 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.04 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

11 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for KLA-Tencor's shares. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $160.00. On average, they expect KLA-Tencor's share price to reach $134.20 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for KLA-Tencor.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for KLA-Tencor?

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

Has KLA-Tencor been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about KLAC stock has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a news sentiment score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of KLA-Tencor's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of KLA-Tencor own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other KLA-Tencor investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Applied Materials (AMAT), Lam Research (lrcx), Intel (INTC), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU), Adobe (ADBE), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Netflix (NFLX) and Boeing (BA).

Who are KLA-Tencor's key executives?

KLA-Tencor'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)
  • Ms. Teri A. Little, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 55)
  • Mr. Brian M. Trafas, Exec. VP of Global Customer Organization (Age 56)
  • Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Exec. VP of Global Products Group (Age 45)

Who are KLA-Tencor's major shareholders?

KLA-Tencor's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.42%), American International Group Inc. (2.92%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (2.45%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.57%), Northern Trust Corp (1.47%) and FMR LLC (1.39%). Company insiders that own KLA-Tencor stock include Ahmad A Khan, Bobby R Bell, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Edward W Barnholt, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KLA-Tencor.

Which institutional investors are selling KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., TD Asset Management Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc. and Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY. Company insiders that have sold KLA-Tencor company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor.

Which institutional investors are buying KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American International Group Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, FMR LLC, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Van ECK Associates Corp and Two Sigma Advisers LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor.

How do I buy shares of KLA-Tencor?

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is KLA-Tencor's stock price today?

One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $120.53.

How big of a company is KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $18.24 billion and generates $4.04 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $802.26 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.00 on an earnings per share basis. KLA-Tencor employs 6,550 workers across the globe.

What is KLA-Tencor's official website?

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

How can I contact KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor'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-Tencor (NASDAQ KLAC)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  572 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  596 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,168
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KLA-Tencor 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 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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