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How to buy KLA-Tencor Corporation stock

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KLA-Tencor Corporation is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. KLA-Tencor Corporation shares (KLAC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. KLA-Tencor Corporation employs 15,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $10.5 billion.

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KLA-Tencor Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: KLAC)

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KLA-Tencor Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-09-23.
Latest market close$451.82
52-week range$247.01 - $520.19
50-day moving average $484.73
200-day moving average $425.94
Wall St. target price$524.06
PE ratio 18.6934
Dividend yield $5.2 (1.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $24.17

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Is it a good time to buy KLA-Tencor Corporation stock?

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KLA-Tencor Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $451.82 from 2023-09-22

1 week (2023-09-15) -0.53%
1 month (2023-08-24) -5.16%
3 months (2023-06-23) -1.12%
6 months (2023-03-24) 20.46%
1 year (2022-09-22) 44.32%
2 years (2021-09-24) 22.27%
3 years (2020-09-24) 148.00%
5 years (2018-09-24) 359.31%

Is KLA-Tencor Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing KLA-Tencor Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of KLA-Tencor Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

KLA-Tencor Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $10.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 38.03%
Gross profit TTM $5.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 18.71%
Return on equity TTM 156.86%
Profit margin 32.27%
Book value $21.35
Market Capitalization $61.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

KLA-Tencor Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 20.53% of net profits

Recently KLA-Tencor Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KLA-Tencor Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KLA-Tencor Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $5.2 per share.

While KLA-Tencor Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that KLA-Tencor Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

KLA-Tencor Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have KLA-Tencor Corporation's shares ever split?

KLA-Tencor Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 January 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your KLA-Tencor Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for KLA-Tencor Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted KLA-Tencor Corporation's share price.

KLA-Tencor Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KLA-Tencor Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $247.006 up to $520.19. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KLAC.US volatility(beta: 1.35)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while KLA-Tencor Corporation's is 1.352. This would suggest that KLA-Tencor Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

KLA-Tencor Corporation overview

KLA Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control, process-enabling, and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related electronics industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Process Control; Specialty Semiconductor Process; and PCB, Display and Component Inspection. The company offers inspection and review tools to identify, locate, characterize, review, and analyze defects on various surfaces of patterned and unpatterned wafers; metrology systems that are used to measure pattern dimensions, film thickness, film stress, layer-to-layer alignment, pattern placement, surface topography, and electro-optical properties for wafers; Wafer defect inspection, review, and metrology systems; reticle inspection and metrology systems; chemical process control equipment; wired and wireless sensor wafers and reticles; and semiconductor software solutions that provide run-time process control, defect excursion identification, process corrections, and defect classification to accelerate yield learning rates and reduce production risk. It also provides etch, plasma dicing, deposition, and other wafer processing technologies and solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. In addition, the company offers direct imaging, inspection, optical shaping, inkjet and additive printing, UV laser drilling and computer-aided manufacturing and engineering solutions for the PCB market; inspection and electrical testing systems to identify and classify defects, as well as systems to repair defects for the display market; and inspection and metrology systems for quality control and yield improvement in advanced and traditional semiconductor packaging markets. The company was formerly known as KLA-Tencor Corporation and changed its name to KLA Corporation in July 2019. KLA Corporation was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of KLA-Tencor Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.23% of KLA-Tencor Corporation shares are held by insiders and 91.757% by institutions.
How many people work for KLA-Tencor Corporation?
Latest data suggests 15,000 work at KLA-Tencor Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for KLA-Tencor Corporation?
KLA-Tencor Corporation's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is KLA-Tencor Corporation based?
KLA-Tencor Corporation's address is: One Technology Drive, Milpitas, CA, United States, 95035
What is KLA-Tencor Corporation's ISIN number?
KLA-Tencor Corporation's international securities identification number is: US4824801009
What is KLA-Tencor Corporation's CUSIP number?
KLA-Tencor Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 482480100

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