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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, KLAC  has a market cap of 12768.22. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC performance year to date is 21.41%. Today KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC has gained -0.99%, with a current price of 80.87.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 89.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 41.60%. Return of assets are at 16.10%, 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 3.86. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 25.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.10%, and operating margin of 33.90%. KLA-Tencor Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 4, while the quick ratio is 3.3.

For the last year KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC has seen a EPS growth of 100.90%. A performance for the year of 26.67%. The 52-week high is -2.84%, and the 52-week low is 32.65%. The average volume for KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC is 236572.

With a target price of 78.32, 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 16.43 and a forward P/E of 14.17. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.78. KLA-Tencor Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.13 and 16.3 respectively. For P/cash, KLA-Tencor Corporation has a value of 5.12, while it is 34.74 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 80.87, KLA-Tencor Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.64%. We see a return on equity of 134.50%.

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 7.54% 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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