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NASDAQ:KLAC - KLA Stock Price, Forecast & News

$178.73
-2.18 (-1.21 %)
(As of 01/21/2020 06:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$177.36
Now: $178.73
$180.90
50-Day Range
$156.38
MA: $173.74
$182.56
52-Week Range
$91.06
Now: $178.73
$182.70
Volume1.58 million shs
Average Volume826,588 shs
Market Capitalization$28.20 billion
P/E Ratio24.96
Dividend Yield1.90%
Beta1.68
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. Read More…

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$4.57 billion
Cash Flow$9.80 per share
Book Value$16.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees10,020
Market Cap$28.20 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is KLA's stock symbol?

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

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

KLA announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 6th. Investors of record on Monday, November 18th will be given a dividend of $0.85 per share on Tuesday, December 3rd. This represents a $3.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 15th. This is a boost from KLA's previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. View KLA's Dividend History.

How will KLA's stock buyback program work?

KLA announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were KLA's earnings last quarter?

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The semiconductor company reported $2.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.20 by $0.28. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.41 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.35 billion. KLA had a net margin of 23.03% and a return on equity of 54.53%. The firm's revenue was up 29.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.46 EPS. View KLA's Earnings History.

When is KLA's next earnings date?

KLA is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 4th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for KLA.

How can I listen to KLA's earnings call?

KLA will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 4th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

14 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for KLA's shares. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $215.00. On average, they expect KLA's stock price to reach $171.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for KLA.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for KLA?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for KLA.

Has KLA been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about KLAC stock have trended extremely negative this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. KLA earned a news sentiment score of -4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for KLA.

Are investors shorting KLA?

KLA saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,260,000 shares, an increase of 16.4% from the December 15th total of 2,800,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,270,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 2.1% of the company's shares are sold short. 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), Applied Materials (AMAT), Alibaba Group (BABA), salesforce.com (CRM), Adobe (ADBE), Home Depot (HD), Micron Technology (MU), AT&T (T) and Intel (INTC).

Who are KLA's key executives?

KLA'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)
  • 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)

Who are KLA's major shareholders?

KLA's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Scout Investments Inc. (0.14%), Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.13%), OLD National Bancorp IN (0.06%), Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI (0.05%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.05%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%). Company insiders that own KLA stock include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KLA.

Which institutional investors are selling KLA stock?

KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PGGM Investments, Advisors Capital Management LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, American National Bank, Cullinan Associates Inc. and Ridgewood Investments LLC. Company insiders that have sold KLA company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA.

Which institutional investors are buying KLA stock?

KLAC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Bridger Capital Management LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Artemis Investment Management LLP, MorganRosel Wealth Management LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and PFG Advisors. View Insider Buying and Selling 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 $178.73.

How big of a company is KLA?

KLA has a market capitalization of $28.20 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for KLA (NASDAQ KLAC)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  655 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  658 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,313
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KLA 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 1/21/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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