NASDAQ:KLIC - Kulicke and Soffa Industries Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$22.40 -0.07 (-0.31 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$22.47
Today's Range$22.17 - $22.5330
52-Week Range$17.40 - $28.69
Volume429,454 shs
Average Volume596,978 shs
Market Capitalization$1.48 billion
P/E Ratio9.22
Dividend Yield2.14%
Beta1.13
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and tools to assemble semiconductor devices. It operates in two segments, Capital Equipment, and Aftermarket Products and Services (APS). The Capital Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging, and electronic assembly solutions. The APS segment manufactures and sells various tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications, including capillaries, which are expendable tools used in ball bonders; dicing blades that are expendable tools for semiconductor manufacturers to cut silicon wafers into individual semiconductor die or to cut packaged semiconductor units into individual units; and bonding wedges, which are expendable tools used in heavy wire wedge bonders. It also provides spare parts, equipment repair, maintenance and servicing, training, refurbishment, and equipment upgradation services. The company serves semiconductor device manufacturers, integrated device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers, industrial manufacturers, and automotive electronics suppliers primarily in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLIC
CUSIPN/A
Phone215-784-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$889.12 million
Cash Flow$2.8499 per share
Book Value$12.98 per share

Profitability

Net Income$56.67 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,912
Market Cap$1.48 billion
OptionableOptionable

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock symbol?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "KLIC."

How often does Kulicke and Soffa Industries pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Monday, January 14th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 26th. View Kulicke and Soffa Industries' Dividend History.

How will Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock buyback program work?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, January 31st 2019, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 6.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Kulicke and Soffa Industries' earnings last quarter?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) posted its earnings results on Thursday, January, 31st. The semiconductor company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.05. The semiconductor company earned $157.21 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $155 million. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had a net margin of 16.06% and a return on equity of 16.99%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.54 EPS. View Kulicke and Soffa Industries' Earnings History.

When is Kulicke and Soffa Industries' next earnings date?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

What price target have analysts set for KLIC?

4 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Kulicke and Soffa Industries' shares. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $32.00. On average, they expect Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock price to reach $28.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kulicke and Soffa Industries in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

Has Kulicke and Soffa Industries been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about KLIC stock have been trending positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press 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 -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Kulicke and Soffa Industries earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,879,239 shares, an increase of 44.1% from the January 15th total of 1,304,090 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 673,745 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Approximately 2.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Kulicke and Soffa Industries' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Kulicke and Soffa Industries' key competitors?

Who are Kulicke and Soffa Industries' key executives?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Fusen Ernie Chen, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Lester A. Wong, Sr. VP of Legal Affairs, Gen. Counsel, CFO & Interim Principal Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Irene Lee, Sr. VP of Global Operations & Chief Quality Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Chan Pin Chong, Sr. VP, Electronic Assembly, Advanced Packaging-Hybrid, & Wedge Bonder Bus. Units (Age 50)
  • Mr. Huy Hoang Hoang, Exec. VP, Aftermarket Products & Services Bus. Unit and Global Sales, Service (Age 58)

Who are Kulicke and Soffa Industries' major shareholders?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.91%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.69%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (6.32%), Royce & Associates LP (6.20%), LSV Asset Management (5.24%) and D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. (2.20%). Company insiders that own Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock include Brian R Bachman, Deepak Sood, Garrett E Pierce, Gregory F Milzcik, Peter T M Kong and Yih-Neng Lee. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

Which major investors are selling Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock?

KLIC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, Millennium Management LLC, United Services Automobile Association, KBC Group NV, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, ClariVest Asset Management LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Kulicke and Soffa Industries company stock in the last year include Brian R Bachman and Deepak Sood. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

Which major investors are buying Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock?

KLIC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Principal Financial Group Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Peregrine Capital Management LLC, TD Asset Management Inc., Bank of America Corp DE and Raymond James & Associates. Company insiders that have bought Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock in the last two years include Gregory F Milzcik and Peter T M Kong. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

How do I buy shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Shares of KLIC 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 Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock price today?

One share of KLIC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.40.

How big of a company is Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a market capitalization of $1.48 billion and generates $889.12 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $56.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.43 on an earnings per share basis. Kulicke and Soffa Industries employs 2,912 workers across the globe.

What is Kulicke and Soffa Industries' official website?

The official website for Kulicke and Soffa Industries is http://www.kns.com.

How can I contact Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries' mailing address is 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01, SINGAPORE U0, 554369. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 215-784-6000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ KLIC)

Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  334 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  212 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  546
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kulicke and Soffa Industries and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KLIC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KLIC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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