Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 2.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 549,747 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 13,329 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned 0.35% of KLA-Tencor worth $57,762,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in KLA-Tencor by 8.3% in the third quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 6,459 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $685,000 after purchasing an additional 493 shares during the period. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board grew its holdings in KLA-Tencor by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board now owns 15,080 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,584,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the period. Vestor Capital LLC grew its holdings in KLA-Tencor by 2.4% in the third quarter. Vestor Capital LLC now owns 23,123 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,451,000 after purchasing an additional 550 shares during the period. Hartford Investment Management Co. grew its holdings in KLA-Tencor by 1.7% in the third quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 34,655 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $3,673,000 after purchasing an additional 587 shares during the period. Finally, Creative Planning grew its holdings in KLA-Tencor by 14.2% in the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,309 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $558,000 after purchasing an additional 659 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.26% of the company’s stock.
In related news, insider Richard P. Wallace sold 13,299 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.10, for a total transaction of $1,464,219.90. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,442 shares in the company, valued at $4,782,964.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Bren D. Higgins sold 854 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $112.92, for a total transaction of $96,433.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 23,445 shares of company stock valued at $2,579,450 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.
KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) opened at $122.39 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $19,170.00, a PE ratio of 17.56 and a beta of 1.43. KLA-Tencor Corp has a twelve month low of $87.93 and a twelve month high of $123.11. The company has a current ratio of 3.73, a quick ratio of 3.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.03.
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The semiconductor company reported $1.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.73 by $0.24. The firm had revenue of $975.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $968.00 million. KLA-Tencor had a net margin of 17.28% and a return on equity of 85.81%. The business’s revenue was up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.52 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that KLA-Tencor Corp will post 7.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. This is a boost from KLA-Tencor’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.45%. KLA-Tencor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 33.86%.
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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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