KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) Stock Traded Over Its 50 Day Average

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Company shares last traded at $107.80 which is a tad above the 50 day moving average which is $101.93 and slightly over the 200 day moving average of $98.59. The 50 day moving average went up $5.87 or +5.76% and the 200 day average went up $9.21 or +9.34%. Trading volume for KLA-Tencor Corporation was 836K in the last trading session. Trading volume was down 21.55% under the stocks average daily volume.

Traders are more bullish on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation of late as shown by the fall in short interest. The firm recorded a fall in short interest of -4.99% as of September 29, 2017 from the last reporting period. Short shares decreased 182,123 over that period. The short-interest ratio decreased to 2.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.02% on September 29.

Here is a rundown on some insider market activity for KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Brian Lorig, Sr VP disclosed the sale of 2,893 shares of KLAC stock. The shares were sold on September 8th for an average price of $95.24. Lorig now owns $53,906 of the stock per the Form 4 SEC filing. Bobby R. Bell, EVP let go of $317,093 worth of shares at an average price of $89.93 on August 21st. That brings the EVP’s holdings to $866,288 as reported to the SEC.

Teri A. Little, EVP sold $91,500 worth of shares at an average price of $91.50 on Thu the 17th. The EVP now owns $881,511 of the stock as recorded in a recent Form 4 SEC filing.

Additionally, here are a few investment firms who have increased or decreased their stake in (KLAC). As of the end of the quarter State Treasurer State Of Michigan had sold a total of 3,900 shares trimming its position 7.6%. The value of the investment in KLA-Tencor Corporation increased from $4,711,000 to $5,043,000 a change of 7.0% for the reporting period. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC reduced its holdings by selling 1,667 shares a decrease of 11.7% as of 09/30/2017. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC claims 12,576 shares worth $1,333,000. The total value of its holdings increased 2.3%.

As of quarter end Advisors Capital Management, LLC had acquired 8,078 shares growing its holdings by 45.7%. The value of the investment in KLAC went from $1,617,000 to $2,729,000 a change of $1,112,000 since the last quarter. As of quarter end Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.v. had acquired a total of 12,731 shares growing its stake by 3.2%. The value of the company’s investment in KLA-Tencor Corporation went from $36,444,000 to $43,567,000 increasing 19.5% quarter over quarter.

The company is trading down by 0.50%% since yesterday’s close of 108.34. KLA-Tencor Corporation also recently announced a dividend that was paid on Friday the 1st of September 2017. The dividend payment was $0.590 per share for the quarter which comes to $2.36 on an annualized basis. The dividend yield was $2.18. The ex-dividend date was Friday the 11th of August 2017.

KLA-Tencor Corporation’s P/E ratio is 18.33 and the market cap is 16.91B. In the last earnings report the EPS was $5.88 and is expected to be $6.75 for the current year with 156,840,000 shares now outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is expected be $1.69 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $7.14.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLA-Tencor), launched on July 9, 1975, is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The Business’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. Its products and services are used by bare wafer, integrated circuit (IC), lithography reticle (reticle or mask) and disk manufacturers around the world. These customers turn to the Company for inline wafer and IC defect monitoring, review and classification; reticle defect inspection and metrology; packaging and interconnect inspection; critical dimension (CD) metrology; pattern overlay metrology; film thickness, surface topography and composition measurements; measurement of in-chamber process conditions, wafer shape and stress metrology; computational lithography tools, and overall yield and fab-wide data management and analysis systems. The Business’s inspection and metrology products and related offerings are categorized in various groups, including Chip Manufacturing, Wafer Manufacturing, Reticle Manufacturing, LED, Power Device and Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing, Data Storage Media/Head Manufacturing, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Manufacturing, and General Purpose/Lab Applications. It also provides refurbished KLA-Tencor tools as service and support for its products..

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