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KLAC -  USA Stock  

USD 343.03  7.52  2.24%

K L is trading at 343.03 as of the 24th of October 2021, a 2.24 percent increase since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's open price was 335.51. K L has a very small chance of experiencing financial distress in the next few years but had a somewhat insignificant performance during the last 90 days. Equity ratings for K L A-Tencor are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 24th of September 2021 and ending today, the 24th of October 2021. Click here to learn more.
 Market Performance
4 of 100
  Odds Of Distress
Less than 2
KLA Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries worldwide. KLA Corporation was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California. The company has 153.28 M outstanding shares of which 2.17 M shares are now shorted by private and institutional investors with about 2.03 trading days to cover. More on K L A-Tencor

K L Stock Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. If you consider yourself one of those investors, make sure you clearly understand your entering position. K L's investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding K L or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
K L A-Tencor is unlikely to experience financial distress in the next 2 years
K L A-Tencor has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
Over 93.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
K L Fama & French Measuring and Control
Measuring and Control
Fama & French Classification
K L A-Tencor SEC Filings
K L SEC Filings Security & Exchange Commission EDGAR Reports
Legal NameK L A-Tencor
CEORichard Wallace  (View All)
Thematic Classifications
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Average Analyst Recommendation
Analysts covering K L report their recommendations after researching K L's financial statements, talking to executives and customers, or listening in on K L's conference calls. The current trade recommendation is based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysts covering K L A-Tencor. The K L consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average forecast from all of the analysts covering K L.
Piotroski F Score
Piotroski F-Score is a popular financial indicator that puts together nine criteria to evaluate the financial strength of K L A-Tencor based on its profitability, leverage, liquidity, source of funds, and operating efficiency. it is an academic score (developed by Joseph Piotroski in 2002) to determine the current strength of K L A-Tencor financial position. Scores of 8 and 9 are usually classified as strong value stocks, whereas scores of 2 or below are considered weak value stocks.
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Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average Shares148.6 M154.1 M
Sufficiently Down
Slightly volatile
Weighted Average Shares Diluted150.1 M155.4 M
Sufficiently Down
Slightly volatile
Net Cash Flow from Operations1.8 B2.2 B
Significantly Down
Slightly volatile
Total Assets9.1 B10.3 B
Fairly Down
Slightly volatile
Total Liabilities5.9 B6.9 B
Fairly Down
Slightly volatile
Current Assets5.5 B5.7 B
Fairly Down
Slightly volatile
Current Liabilities1.8 B2.1 B
Fairly Down
Slightly volatile
Total Debt3.1 B3.4 B
Moderately Down
Slightly volatile
Return on Average Assets0.20.211
Notably Down
Slightly volatile
Gross Margin0.660.599
Significantly Up
Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.740.703
Notably Up
Slightly volatile
Macroaxis Advice
Unlike general analyst consensus, Macroaxis buy hold or sell recommendation is provided in the context of your current investment horizon and risk tolerance. The advice algorithm takes into account all of K L's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators. Your current horizon is 90 days - details
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Financial Strength
K L's financial strength is of vital concern to both outside investors and internal stakeholders. Efficiency and cost control are keys to K L's success, along with its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to pay bills, repay debt, and make a consistent year-to-year profit.
K L's bond ratings measure its overall creditworthiness, which in many ways corresponds to the cost of borrowing for an issuer. These ratings assign a letter grade to all of K L's outstanding corporate bonds that indicate their credit quality. We use reports published by private self-sufficient rating services such as Standard & Poor's or Fitch Ratings Inc. to evaluate a bond issuer's financial strength or its ability to pay a bond's principal and interest.
BBB ( Average Bond Rating ) Adequate
Financial leverage usually refers to the use of borrowed funds to amplify returns from an investment. In general, analyzing the relationship between debt to total assets helps investors to understand K L's financial leverage. It provides some insight into what part of K L's total assets is financed by creditors.
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By using current balance sheet information, investors can analyze the liability, assets, and equity on K L's books and decide whether to invest or hold. Statistics such as return on equity (ROE), debt to equity (D/E) help investors determine how K L deploys its capital and how much of that capital is borrowed.
K L cash flow analysis is essential to understand how it generates and spends money over a specific period. It can also help you figure out where your money is going and how much cash you have available at a given moment. The company currently holds 3.55 B in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 1.05, which is about average as compared to similar companies. K L A-Tencor has a current ratio of 2.66, suggesting that it is liquid enough and is able to pay its financial obligations when due.

Operating Cash Flow

1.79 BillionShare
K L A-Tencor (KLAC) is traded on NASDAQ Exchange in USA. It is located in One Technology Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035, United States and employs 11,300 people. K L is listed under Measuring and Control category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Large-Cap' category with current market capitalization of 50.91 B. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate K L's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by K L's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and these looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. K L A-Tencor conducts business under Technology sector and is part of Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. The entity has 153.28 M outstanding shares of which 2.17 M shares are now shorted by private and institutional investors with about 2.03 trading days to cover. K L A-Tencor currently holds about 2.49 B in cash with 2.19 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 16.33.
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K L A-Tencor maintains a total of one hundred fifty-three million two hundred eighty thousand outstanding shares. The majority of K L outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors. These third-party entities are usually referred to as non-private investors looking to shop for positions in K L A-Tencor to benefit from reduced commissions. Hence, institutional holders are subject to a different set of regulations than regular investors in K L A-Tencor. Please pay attention to any change in the institutional holdings of K L as this could imply that something significant has changed or about to change at the company. Please note that no matter how much assets the company has, if the real value of the entity is less than the current market value, you may not be able to make money on it.

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K L Stock Price Odds Analysis

What are K L's target price odds to finish over the current price? Depending on a normal probability distribution, the odds of K L jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is about 38.46%. The K L A-Tencor probability density function shows the probability of K L stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Given the investment horizon of 90 days K L has a beta of 0.9511. This indicates K L A-Tencor market returns are sensitive to returns on the market. As the market goes up or down, K L is expected to follow. Additionally, the company has an alpha of 0.1153, implying that it can generate a 0.12 percent excess return over DOW after adjusting for the inherited market risk (beta).
 Odds Down 343.03HorizonTargetOdds Up 343.03 
61.29%90 days
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of K L to move above the current price in 90 days from now is about 38.46 (This K L A-Tencor probability density function shows the probability of K L Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

K L Stock Institutional Holders

Institutional Holdings refers to the ownership stake in K L that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Institutions may purchase large blocks of K L's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. Institutional holders may also work to push the share price higher once they own the stock. Extensive social media coverage, TV shows, articles in high-profile magazines, and presentations at investor conferences help move the stock higher, increasing K L's value.
InstituionSecurity TypeTotal SharesValue
Frontier Capital Management Co Llc 1Common Shares286.8 K95.9 M
Scout Investments IncCommon Shares211 K70.6 M
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K L Historical Income Statement

K L A-Tencor Income Statement is one of the three primary financial statements used for reporting K L's overall financial performance over a current year or for a given accounting period. An Income Statement sometimes referred to as the statement of K L A-Tencor revenue and expense. K L Income Statement primarily focuses on the company's revenues and expenses during a particular period.
K L Direct Expenses is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Direct Expenses was at 2.77 Billion. The current year Consolidated Income is expected to grow to about 2.2 B, whereas Cost of Revenue is forecasted to decline to about 2.4 B. View More Fundamentals

K L Stock Against Markets

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K L Corporate Directors

K L corporate directors refer to members of a K L board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the K L's affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of K L's board members must vote for the resolution. The K L board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.
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The market value of K L A-Tencor is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of K L that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of K L's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is K L's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because K L's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect K L A-Tencor underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between K L's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine K L value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, K L's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.