NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA-Tencor Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $103.81 -0.72 (-0.69 %) (As of 05/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$103.81Today's Range$103.66 - $105.7352-Week Range$80.65 - $129.03Volume1.01 million shsAverage Volume1.60 million shsMarket Capitalization$16.78 billionP/E Ratio12.98Dividend Yield2.87%Beta1.61 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Optical instruments & lenses Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLAC Previous Symbol CUSIP48248010 CIK319201 Webhttp://www.kla-tencor.com/ Phone408-875-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.10 Current Ratio2.61 Quick Ratio1.84Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.98 Forward P/E Ratio12.33 P/E Growth1.15 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$4.04 billion Price / Sales4.16 Cash Flow$8.2258 per share Price / Cash Flow12.62 Book Value$17.85 per share Price / Book5.82Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.00 Net Income$802.26 million Net Margins29.83% Return on Equity72.34% Return on Assets21.30%Miscellaneous Employees6,550 Outstanding Shares161,620,000Market Cap$16.78 billion Next Earnings Date7/29/2019 (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 Friday, May 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Tuesday, June 4th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 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 initiated a share buyback plan on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter? KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) issued its earnings results on Monday, May, 6th. The semiconductor company reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.17. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.08 billion. KLA-Tencor had a return on equity of 72.34% and a net margin of 29.83%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.02 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, July 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for KLA-Tencor. What guidance has KLA-Tencor issued on next quarter's earnings? KLA-Tencor updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday, May, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.55-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.88. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.21-1.29 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.21 billion. What price target have analysts set for KLAC? 11 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for KLA-Tencor's stock. Their predictions range from $107.00 to $160.00. On average, they expect KLA-Tencor's stock price to reach $133.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 28.1% 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 been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a coverage optimism score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting KLA-Tencor? KLA-Tencor saw a decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,840,339 shares, a decrease of 32.7% from the April 15th total of 4,218,060 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,239,325 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. Approximately 1.7% of the company's shares are sold short. View KLA-Tencor's Current Options Chain. Who are some of KLA-Tencor's key competitors? Some companies that are related to KLA-Tencor include II-VI (IIVI), Topcon (TOPCF), Nova Measuring Instruments (NVMI), Camtek (CAMT), CyberOptics (CYBE), Perceptron (PRCP), Optex Systems Hldg InCorp (OPXS) and ProPhotonix (STKR). 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), Adobe (ADBE), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX) and QUALCOMM (QCOM). 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.78%), Primecap Management Co. CA (7.26%), Wellington Management Group LLP (6.47%), American International Group Inc. (2.79%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (2.34%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.96%). 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 Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ , Primecap Management Co. CA, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., FIL Ltd, Boston Partners, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, American International Group Inc. and Lazard Asset Management LLC. 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 Wellington Management Group LLP, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, AJO LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC and First Trust Advisors 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 $103.81. How big of a company is KLA-Tencor? KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $16.78 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 584 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 607 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,191MarketBeat'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 5/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are retained earnings? Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.