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

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$123.16 +0.09 (+0.07 %)
(As of 04/24/2019 06:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$123.07
Today's Range$122.59 - $123.83
52-Week Range$80.65 - $125.84
Volume1.08 million shs
Average Volume1.55 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.64 billion
P/E Ratio15.40
Dividend Yield2.44%
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$8.3954 per share
Book Value$10.38 per share

Profitability

Net Income$802.26 million

Miscellaneous

Employees6,550
Market Cap$18.64 billion
Next Earnings Date5/6/2019 (Confirmed)
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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.44%. 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 approved a share buyback plan on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter?

KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January, 29th. The semiconductor company reported $2.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.20 by $0.24. The semiconductor company earned $1.12 billion during 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 quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.97 earnings per share. 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 Monday, May 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for KLA-Tencor.

How can I listen to KLA-Tencor's earnings call?

KLA-Tencor will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, May 6th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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 guidance of $1.45-1.79 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share 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 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for KLA-Tencor's shares. Their forecasts range from $107.00 to $160.00. On average, they anticipate KLA-Tencor's stock price to reach $129.90 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.5% 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 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 8 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 articles about KLAC stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor saw a decrease in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 4,421,387 shares, a decrease of 27.4% from the March 15th total of 6,092,560 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,285,890 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Approximately 2.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. View KLA-Tencor's Current Options Chain.

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 Lam Research (LRCX), Applied Materials (AMAT), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Adobe (ADBE), Alibaba Group (BABA), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Netflix (NFLX) and Western Digital (WDC).

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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.27%), Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (0.09%), Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. (0.06%), Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. (0.06%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%) and Gradient Investments LLC (0.05%). 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 major investors are selling KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Gradient Investments LLC, MHI Funds LLC, Keating Investment Counselors Inc., Kempner Capital Management Inc., Eqis Capital Management Inc. and Landmark Bank. 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 major investors are buying KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd., Selective Wealth Management Inc., Benson Investment Management Company Inc., Hennessy Advisors Inc., Pacer Advisors Inc., CX Institutional, Polianta Ltd and Decatur Capital Management Inc.. 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 $123.16.

How big of a company is KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $18.64 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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  577 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  599 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,176
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 4/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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