Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact KLA-Tencor (KLAC) Share Price

News articles about KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.7000720930629 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ KLAC) traded up $0.37 on Friday, reaching $115.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 988,469 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,330,000. 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 has a 1-year low of $80.68 and a 1-year high of $115.83. The stock has a market cap of $18,050.00, a P/E ratio of 17.64 and a beta of 1.63.

KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.17. KLA-Tencor had a return on equity of 84.61% and a net margin of 27.82%. The business had revenue of $970.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $946.86 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.16 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 29.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that KLA-Tencor will post 7.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on KLAC. Needham & Company LLC downgraded KLA-Tencor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, January 8th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $129.00 price target (up previously from $120.00) on shares of KLA-Tencor in a research note on Friday, October 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $136.00 price target on shares of KLA-Tencor in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup upped their price target on KLA-Tencor from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on KLA-Tencor from $106.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $110.95.

In other news, EVP Teri A. Little sold 1,678 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.44, for a total value of $183,640.32. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 8,452 shares in the company, valued at approximately $924,986.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Emiko Higashi sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.26, for a total value of $50,630.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 15,229 shares in the company, valued at $1,542,088.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 30,664 shares of company stock worth $3,191,064. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

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About KLA-Tencor

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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