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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC

KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Semiconductor Equipment & Materials in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLACĀ  has a market cap of 11992.94. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC performance year to date is 12.81%. Today KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC has gained 0.55%, with a current price of 77.44.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 46.00%. Return of assets are at 14.90%, with return on investment at 21.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 4.44. While Total debt/equity is 4.44. With a profit margin of 23.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 61.10%, and operating margin of 32.20%. KLA-Tencor Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.9, while the quick ratio is 3.2.

For the last year KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC has seen a EPS growth of 100.90%. A performance for the year of 52.10%. The 52-week high is -0.53%, and the 52-week low is 76.37%. The average volume for KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC is 128568.

With a target price of 75.6, can KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC. KLA-Tencor Corporation has a P/E of 17.11 and a forward P/E of 14.51. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.81. KLA-Tencor Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.02 and 17.39 respectively. For P/cash, KLA-Tencor Corporation has a value of *TBA, while it is 31.42 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 77.44, KLA-Tencor Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.70%. We see a return on equity of 154.30%.

Looking more long-term KLA-Tencor Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 21.20%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.06% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 100.90% for this year and for the last five years a -0.70% growth has been seen.

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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