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

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$23.57 +0.22 (+0.94 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$23.35
Today's Range$23.20 - $23.57
52-Week Range$17.40 - $28.69
Volume316,636 shs
Average Volume584,920 shs
Market Capitalization$1.56 billion
P/E Ratio9.70
Dividend Yield2.06%
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$2.8093 per share
Book Value$12.98 per share

Profitability

Net Income$56.67 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,912
Market Cap$1.56 billion
Next Earnings Date5/30/2019 (Estimated)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 12th. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date 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 of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, January 31st 2019, which authorizes the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 6.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 31st. The semiconductor company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.05. The semiconductor company had revenue of $157.21 million for 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 period in the previous year, the business earned $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 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Kulicke and Soffa Industries' shares. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $32.00. On average, they anticipate Kulicke and Soffa Industries' share price to reach $28.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.8% 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 coverage about KLIC stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Kulicke and Soffa Industries earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries saw a increase in short interest during the month of 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 trading volume of 673,745 shares, the short-interest 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?

What other stocks do shareholders of Kulicke and Soffa Industries own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kulicke and Soffa Industries investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Applied Materials (AMAT), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), Blackstone Group (BX), AT&T (T), Ford Motor (F), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and AbbVie (ABBV).

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 a variety of 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 institutional 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, Walthausen & Co. LLC and Two Sigma Investments LP. 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 institutional investors are buying Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock?

KLIC stock was bought 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 $23.57.

How big of a company is Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a market capitalization of $1.56 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:  213 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  547
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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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