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NASDAQ:LRCX

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$598.81
+31.62 (+5.57 %)
(As of 03/1/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$575.60
Now: $598.81
$600.50
50-Day Range
$483.95
MA: $548.91
$598.41
52-Week Range
$181.38
Now: $598.81
$603.60
Volume1.72 million shs
Average Volume1.66 million shs
Market Capitalization$85.57 billion
P/E Ratio33.97
Dividend Yield0.92%
Beta1.33

Competitors

Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) Vs. AMAT, KLAC, ENTG, MKSI, BRKS, and AMKR

Should you be buying LRCX stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "semiconductor equipment" are considered alternatives and competitors to Lam Research, including Applied Materials (AMAT), KLA (KLAC), Entegris (ENTG), MKS Instruments (MKSI), Brooks Automation (BRKS), and Amkor Technology (AMKR).

Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Lam Research pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Applied Materials pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Lam Research pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Applied Materials pays out 21.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Lam Research has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Applied Materials has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Lam Research and Applied Materials, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lam Research042102.84
Applied Materials041802.82

Lam Research presently has a consensus target price of $478.88, suggesting a potential downside of 20.03%. Applied Materials has a consensus target price of $125.7391, suggesting a potential upside of 2.85%. Given Applied Materials' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Applied Materials is more favorable than Lam Research.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lam Research and Applied Materials' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lam Research$10.04 billion8.52$2.25 billion$15.9537.54
Applied Materials$17.20 billion6.52$3.62 billion$4.1729.32

Applied Materials has higher revenue and earnings than Lam Research. Applied Materials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lam Research, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.0% of Lam Research shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.8% of Applied Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Lam Research shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Applied Materials shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Lam Research and Applied Materials' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%
Applied Materials21.04%40.65%18.07%

Volatility & Risk

Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Materials has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lam Research beats Applied Materials on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Lam Research and KLA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lam Research042102.84
KLA081002.56

Lam Research presently has a consensus target price of $478.88, suggesting a potential downside of 20.03%. KLA has a consensus target price of $272.00, suggesting a potential downside of 16.56%. Given KLA's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe KLA is more favorable than Lam Research.

Profitability

This table compares Lam Research and KLA's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%

Dividends

Lam Research pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Lam Research pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. KLA pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Lam Research has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and KLA has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. KLA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.0% of Lam Research shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of KLA shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Lam Research shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of KLA shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lam Research and KLA's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lam Research$10.04 billion8.52$2.25 billion$15.9537.54
KLA$5.81 billion8.65$1.22 billion$10.3531.50

Lam Research has higher revenue and earnings than KLA. KLA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lam Research, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KLA has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lam Research beats KLA on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Entegris and Lam Research, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Entegris02502.71
Lam Research042102.84

Entegris currently has a consensus price target of $100.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 8.09%. Lam Research has a consensus price target of $478.88, suggesting a potential downside of 20.03%. Given Entegris' higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Entegris is more favorable than Lam Research.

Profitability

This table compares Entegris and Lam Research's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Entegris15.03%26.54%12.06%
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%

Dividends

Entegris pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Lam Research pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Entegris pays out 16.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lam Research pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Entegris has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Lam Research has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Lam Research is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.4% of Entegris shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Lam Research shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Entegris shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Lam Research shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Entegris and Lam Research's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Entegris$1.59 billion9.30$254.86 million$1.9356.81
Lam Research$10.04 billion8.52$2.25 billion$15.9537.54

Lam Research has higher revenue and earnings than Entegris. Lam Research is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entegris, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Entegris has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lam Research beats Entegris on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MKS Instruments and Lam Research's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion4.99$140.39 million$4.5238.00
Lam Research$10.04 billion8.52$2.25 billion$15.9537.54

Lam Research has higher revenue and earnings than MKS Instruments. Lam Research is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MKS Instruments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Lam Research shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Lam Research shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Lam Research pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. MKS Instruments pays out 17.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lam Research pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. MKS Instruments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Lam Research has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Lam Research is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for MKS Instruments and Lam Research, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MKS Instruments02802.80
Lam Research042102.84

MKS Instruments currently has a consensus price target of $180.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.79%. Lam Research has a consensus price target of $478.88, suggesting a potential downside of 20.03%. Given MKS Instruments' higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than Lam Research.

Profitability

This table compares MKS Instruments and Lam Research's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%

Risk & Volatility

MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lam Research beats MKS Instruments on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Brooks Automation and Lam Research's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Brooks Automation$897.27 million7.39$64.85 million$1.2670.93
Lam Research$10.04 billion8.52$2.25 billion$15.9537.54

Lam Research has higher revenue and earnings than Brooks Automation. Lam Research is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brooks Automation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.3% of Brooks Automation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Lam Research shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Brooks Automation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Lam Research shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Brooks Automation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Lam Research pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Brooks Automation pays out 31.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lam Research pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Brooks Automation has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Lam Research has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Lam Research is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Brooks Automation and Lam Research, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Brooks Automation02602.75
Lam Research042102.84

Brooks Automation currently has a consensus price target of $79.3750, suggesting a potential downside of 11.18%. Lam Research has a consensus price target of $478.88, suggesting a potential downside of 20.03%. Given Brooks Automation's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Brooks Automation is more favorable than Lam Research.

Profitability

This table compares Brooks Automation and Lam Research's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Brooks Automation7.23%7.95%6.13%
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%

Volatility & Risk

Brooks Automation has a beta of 1.97, meaning that its share price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lam Research beats Brooks Automation on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR) and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Amkor Technology and Lam Research's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Amkor Technology$4.05 billion1.48$120.89 million$0.5644.13
Lam Research$10.04 billion8.52$2.25 billion$15.9537.54

Lam Research has higher revenue and earnings than Amkor Technology. Lam Research is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Amkor Technology, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.6% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Lam Research shares are owned by institutional investors. 59.3% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Lam Research shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Amkor Technology pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Lam Research pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Amkor Technology pays out 28.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lam Research pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Amkor Technology has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Lam Research has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Lam Research is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Amkor Technology and Lam Research, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Amkor Technology11202.25
Lam Research042102.84

Amkor Technology currently has a consensus price target of $15.25, suggesting a potential downside of 38.28%. Lam Research has a consensus price target of $478.88, suggesting a potential downside of 20.03%. Given Lam Research's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lam Research is more favorable than Amkor Technology.

Profitability

This table compares Amkor Technology and Lam Research's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Amkor Technology6.39%14.81%6.29%
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%

Volatility & Risk

Amkor Technology has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lam Research beats Amkor Technology on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Lam Research Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Applied Materials logo
AMAT
Applied Materials
2.2$122.25+3.3%$112.18 billion$17.20 billion31.19Gap Down
KLA logo
KLAC
KLA
2.2$325.99+4.5%$50.23 billion$5.81 billion39.66
Entegris logo
ENTG
Entegris
1.8$109.65+4.0%$14.80 billion$1.59 billion56.23
MKS Instruments logo
MKSI
MKS Instruments
2.3$171.77+4.0%$9.49 billion$1.90 billion34.29Increase in Short Interest
Brooks Automation logo
BRKS
Brooks Automation
1.9$89.37+6.9%$6.63 billion$897.27 million101.56Gap Down
Amkor Technology logo
AMKR
Amkor Technology
1.9$24.71+3.3%$6.01 billion$4.05 billion19.30Gap Down
CMC Materials logo
CCMP
CMC Materials
1.6$177.72+4.1%$5.18 billion$1.12 billion36.80Gap Down
Advanced Energy Industries logo
AEIS
Advanced Energy Industries
2.0$111.37+6.2%$4.27 billion$788.95 million41.25
FormFactor logo
FORM
FormFactor
1.5$48.39+6.2%$3.76 billion$589.46 million48.88Gap Down
Onto Innovation logo
ONTO
Onto Innovation
1.5$66.09+5.5%$3.23 billion$305.90 million-347.84
Xperi logo
XPER
Xperi
1.6$21.10+0.0%$2.23 billion$280.07 million-36.38Dividend Announcement
Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Gap Up
Ultra Clean logo
UCTT
Ultra Clean
1.5$50.69+8.5%$2.06 billion$1.07 billion46.94
Cohu logo
COHU
Cohu
1.5$45.99+5.5%$1.93 billion$583.33 million-41.43Gap Down
Axcelis Technologies logo
ACLS
Axcelis Technologies
1.8$39.71+7.2%$1.33 billion$342.96 million29.86
Veeco Instruments logo
VECO
Veeco Instruments
1.4$22.56+4.7%$1.12 billion$419.35 million-26.23
Photronics logo
PLAB
Photronics
1.7$12.17+2.1%$771.77 million$609.69 million22.96Earnings Announcement
Analyst Revision
PDF Solutions logo
PDFS
PDF Solutions
1.6$18.57+1.1%$680.22 million$85.58 million-74.28
AXT logo
AXTI
AXT
1.5$13.78+6.2%$569.11 million$83.26 million-459.18Insider Selling
Gap Down
Rubicon Technology logo
RBCN
Rubicon Technology
0.5$10.32+1.4%$25.00 million$3.53 million-43.00
This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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