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How has KLA-Tencor Corporation:(NASDAQ:KLAC) performed recently?

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 11837.49. It is in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 20.97, a forward P/E of 15.58 and EPS of 3.62. At a stock price of 76.09 (0.21%) it has a dividend yield of 2.74%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 12.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by -35.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 13.22% and more long-term 21.20% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 40.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 9.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -3.50%.

For performance, KLA-Tencor Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 2.08%. For the last month performance for KLA-Tencor Corporation is 4.31%. While the last quarter is 5.16% and half year, 19.48%. Finally for the year, performance is 51.16%.

The 52-week high for KLA-Tencor Corporation, is at -0.01%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 73.29%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.52% and 13.04% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.03%, and for the month it is 1.25%. KLA-Tencor Corporation, has a target price of 72.33.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 6.5, and for total debt/equity KLA-Tencor Corporation has 6.5. The gross margin is 59.40%, while operating margin is 28.80%, the profit margin is 20.40%. The current ratio is 3.9 and the quick ratio is 3.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 88.20%. KLA-Tencor Corporation has a payout ratio of 56.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 155.9. The shares float is 155.34, with the float short at 1.21%, with short ratio coming to 1.85.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see KLA-Tencor Corporation, get 12.30%, with its returns on investment at 12.80%. Return on equity is 147.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 72.33, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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