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

$162.56
+3.56 (+2.24 %)
(As of 10/16/2019 08:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$159.58
Now: $162.56
$163.54
50-Day Range
$140.76
MA: $154.30
$162.69
52-Week Range
$80.65
Now: $162.56
$163.54
Volume745,493 shs
Average Volume1.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$25.76 billion
P/E Ratio19.22
Dividend Yield1.87%
Beta1.71
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. 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$9.95 per share
Book Value$16.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees10,020
Market Cap$25.76 billion
Next Earnings Date11/4/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Tuesday, September 3rd. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. View KLA-Tencor's Dividend History.

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

KLA-Tencor declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually 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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August, 5th. The semiconductor company reported $1.78 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.07. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion. KLA-Tencor had a net margin of 25.73% and a return on equity of 60.86%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.22 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, November 4th 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 first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, September, 17th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.04-2.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.20. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.31-1.39 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.35 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KLAC?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for KLA-Tencor's shares. Their forecasts range from $123.00 to $180.00. On average, they expect KLA-Tencor's share price to reach $155.67 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for KLA-Tencor.

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

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KLA-Tencor in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 10 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?

Media headlines about KLAC stock have been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a coverage optimism score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for KLA-Tencor.

Are investors shorting KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,600,000 shares, an increase of 24.6% from the August 30th total of 2,890,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,600,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 2.3% of the company's shares 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), Micron Technology (MU), Adobe (ADBE), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA), QUALCOMM (QCOM) 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.13%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%), American National Bank (0.03%), Decatur Capital Management Inc. (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). Company insiders that own KLA-Tencor stock include Ahmad A Khan, Amichai Steimberg, 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 Artemis Investment Management LLP, Decatur Capital Management Inc., Lau Associates LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, OmniStar Financial Group Inc., Delphi Management Inc. MA, Cerebellum GP LLC and Bowling Portfolio Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold KLA-Tencor 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-Tencor.

Which major investors are buying KLA-Tencor stock?

KLAC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American National Bank, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Intellectus Partners LLC, Sonora Investment Management LLC, Fulton Bank N.A., Rothschild Investment Corp IL, Winthrop Advisory Group LLC and Chesley Taft & Associates LLC. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is KLA-Tencor's stock price today?

One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $162.56.

How big of a company is KLA-Tencor?

KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $25.76 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-Tencor employs 10,020 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About KLA-Tencor.

What is KLA-Tencor's official website?

The official website for KLA-Tencor is http://www.kla.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:  624 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  636 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,260
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 10/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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