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Is KLA-Tencor Corporation(NASDAQ: KLAC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. KLA-Tencor Corporation is in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry and Technology sector. Average volume for KLA-Tencor Corporation, is 1139.17, and so far today it has a volume of 493455. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 2.90%.

To help you determine whether KLA-Tencor Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.49 and forward P/E is 13.14. PEG perhaps more useful shows that KLA-Tencor Corporation has a value for PEG of 0.73. P/S ratio is 3.64 and the P/B ratio is 15.74. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.36 and 28.45 respectively.

At the current price KLA-Tencor Corporation is trading at, 70.96 (1.76% today), KLA-Tencor Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.98%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 46.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.06% after growing 100.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 103.10%, and 21.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 155.71, and the number of shares float is 155.37. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 90.40%. The float short is 1.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.64. Management has seen a return on assets of 14.90%, and also a return on investment of 21.50%.

The ability for KLA-Tencor Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.9, and quick ratio is 3.2. Long term debt/equity is 4.44 and total debt/equity is 4.44. In terms of margins, KLA-Tencor Corporation has a gross margin of 61.10%, with its operating margin at 32.20%, and KLA-Tencor Corporation has a profit margin of 23.60%.

The 52 week high is -8.17%, with 62.81% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.23% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.00%.

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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