KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) EVP Ahmad A. Khan sold 3,652 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.20, for a total value of $373,234.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ KLAC) traded down $0.51 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $101.93. The company had a trading volume of 2,259,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,221,520. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72, a current ratio of 3.11 and a quick ratio of 2.59. KLA-Tencor Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $74.66 and a fifty-two week high of $110.00. The firm has a market cap of $15,920.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.57 and a beta of 1.68.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $1.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.17. KLA-Tencor Corporation had a return on equity of 84.61% and a net margin of 27.82%. The business had revenue of $970.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $946.86 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.16 EPS. KLA-Tencor Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 29.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that KLA-Tencor Corporation will post 7.16 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.59 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $2.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. KLA-Tencor Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.20%.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,882,077 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,544,879,000 after purchasing an additional 402,970 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 4.8% in the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 4,516,903 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $478,792,000 after purchasing an additional 208,499 shares during the period. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 46.0% in the 3rd quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 2,444,102 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $259,075,000 after purchasing an additional 770,480 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,988,424 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $181,960,000 after purchasing an additional 6,922 shares during the period. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 375.7% in the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,120,753 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $118,799,000 after purchasing an additional 885,147 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.87% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on KLAC. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub lowered KLA-Tencor Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered KLA-Tencor Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $103.00 price target (up from $102.00) on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised their price target on KLA-Tencor Corporation from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. KLA-Tencor Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $107.51.

About KLA-Tencor Corporation

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLA-Tencor) is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The Company’s products are also used in a number of other high technology industries, including the light emitting diode (LED) and data storage industries, as well as general materials research.

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