Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 3.2% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 66,715 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,096 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in KLA-Tencor Corporation were worth $7,072,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its holdings in KLA-Tencor Corporation by 24,123.6% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 4,308,404 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $394,262,000 after acquiring an additional 4,290,618 shares in the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. boosted its stake in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 16,899.5% during the 2nd quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 745,260 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $737,000 after purchasing an additional 740,876 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 2.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,882,077 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,544,879,000 after acquiring an additional 402,970 shares during the last quarter. Oaktop Capital Management II L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in the second quarter worth approximately $36,673,000. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 56.3% in the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 1,091,635 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $99,899,000 after acquiring an additional 393,426 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.87% of the company’s stock.
In related news, insider Bobby R. Bell sold 3,526 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.93, for a total value of $317,093.18. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 9,633 shares in the company, valued at $866,295.69. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Teri A. Little sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.50, for a total value of $91,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,634 shares in the company, valued at approximately $881,511. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 26,786 shares of company stock worth $2,654,063 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.
KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) opened at $101.93 on Tuesday. KLA-Tencor Corporation has a 1-year low of $74.66 and a 1-year high of $110.00. The company has a market capitalization of $16,053.16, a P/E ratio of 15.57 and a beta of 1.68. The company has a current ratio of 3.11, a quick ratio of 2.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72.
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 period in the prior year, the company posted $1.16 earnings per share. KLA-Tencor Corporation’s revenue was up 29.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that KLA-Tencor Corporation will post 7.16 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.59 per share. This represents a $2.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. KLA-Tencor Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 36.14%.
A number of research firms have recently issued reports on KLAC. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $136.00 price objective on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 27th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $129.00 price target (up previously from $120.00) on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price objective on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation from $106.00 to $114.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price 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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