KLA-Tencor stock: buy or sell?
January 17th, 2020
KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nano-electronics industries worldwide.
Should I buy KLA-Tencor stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with KLA-Tencor stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is KLA-Tencor stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we collected 15 ratings published for KLAC stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for KLAC stock, with 10 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-9-18||Bank of America||n/a||Buy|
|2019-9-10||Wells Fargo & Co||Market Perform||Positive|
|2019-9-10||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Market Perform|
|2019-8-6||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Market Perform|
|2019-8-6||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||n/a||Overweight|
|2019-8-6||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Outperform|
KLA-Tencor stock analysis
After climbing for 4 days, Friday KLA-Tencor declined an unpleasant -1.21%, closing at $178.73.
After climbing for 4 days, Friday KLA-Tencor declined an unpleasant -1.21%, closing at $178.73. On January/2, KLAC hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on November tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed up on Dec 11th, KLAC climbed $16.36 (10.08%).
KLA-Tencor shares jumped 3.31% this week, ending at $178.73.
KLAC shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $171.95 last week. Previous top ($182.70) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. Not so far away is the last all-time high KLA-Tencor marked late December 2019. Early June KLAC price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since late March 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, KLAC price gained $60.27 per share (50.88%).
KLA-Tencor stock price history
KLA-Tencor stock went public on October 8th, 1980 with a price of $0.001. Since then, KLAC stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested right after KLAC's IPO a $1,000 in KLA-Tencor stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
KLA-Tencor stock historical price chart
KLAC stock reached all-time highs on Jan 2nd with a price of $182.70.
KLA-Tencor stock price target is $158.00How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we found 14 price predictions for KLA-Tencor stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-18||Bank of America||Raises Target||$150.00||$175.00||16.7%|
|2019-9-11||UBS Group||Raises Target||$150.00||$165.00||10%|
|2019-9-10||Wells Fargo & Co||Reiterates||$120.00||$150.00||25%|
|2019-9-10||Wells Fargo & Co||Raises Target||$120.00||$150.00||25%|
|2019-8-6||Wells Fargo & Co||Raises Target||$115.00||$120.00||4.3%|
|2019-8-6||UBS Group||Raises Target||n/a||$150.00||-|
|2019-8-6||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Raises Target||$160.00||$180.00||12.5%|
|2019-8-6||Deutsche Bank||Raises Target||$120.00||$133.00||10.8%|
|2019-8-6||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterates||$130.00||$170.00||30.8%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince April, when KLA-Tencor presented its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, KLA-Tencor annual turnover boosted an astounding 16.00% to $4,036.70 M dollars from $3,480.01 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) eased a -6.74% to 19.87%. To have an updated picture of the financial situation of KLA-Tencor, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual KLA-Tencor TTM sales up to were $3,283.16 and earnings were $1,113.81 M dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem KLA-Tencor business evolution since June 2018: Annual sales up to , compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a frightening -18.67%. In contrast, profit margin (net income/sales) rocketed at 19.87%.
|2013||$2,840 M||-||$543 M19.1%||-|
|2014||$2,930 M||3.17%||$583 M19.9%||7.29%|
|2015||$2,814 M||-3.96%||$366 M13.0%||-37.17%|
|2016||$2,984 M||6.06%||$704 M23.6%||92.38%|
|2017||$3,480 M||16.60%||$926 M26.6%||31.47%|
|2018||$4,037 M||16.00%||$802 M19.9%||-13.37%|
|TTM||$3,283 M||-18.67%||$1,114 M33.9%||38.83%|
Quarterly financial resultsKLA-Tencor reported M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 32.96%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, KLA-Tencor sales marked a bloodcurdling decrease and plunged a -100.00%.
|2017-Q1||$911 M||-||$254 M27.8%||-|
|2017-Q2||$935 M||2.63%||$256 M27.4%||1.03%|
|2017-Q3||$970 M||3.66%||$281 M29.0%||9.67%|
|2017-Q4||$976 M||0.64%||$-134 M-13.8%||-147.81%|
|2018-Q1||$1,021 M||4.66%||$307 M30.0%||-328.47%|
|2018-Q2||$1,070 M||4.77%||$349 M32.6%||13.65%|
|2018-Q3||$1,093 M||2.17%||$396 M36.2%||13.53%|
|2018-Q4||$1,120 M||2.44%||$369 M33.0%||-6.78%|
KLA-Tencor ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.
KLA-Tencor shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.26% of all shares.
Bearish positions for KLAC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$28.2 B|
|Total shares||157.8 M|
|Float shares||157.4 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||93.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, January 17th, 2020|
|Day range||$177.36 - $180.90|
|Average true range||$3.80|
|50d mov avg||$172.06|
|100d mov avg||$164.81|
|200d mov avg||$142.70|
KLA-Tencor performanceTo better understand KLA-Tencor performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We chose as the bechmarking frame for KLA-Tencor stock.
KLA-Tencor competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as KLA-Tencor competitor. This doesn't mean KLA-Tencor does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
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