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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 11908.73. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC performance year to date is 12.03%. Today KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC has gained 0.31%, with a current price of 76.73.

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 56.60%. Return of assets are at 12.30%, with return on investment at 12.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 6.5. While Total debt/equity is 6.5. With a profit margin of 20.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 59.40%, and operating margin of 28.80%. 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 -35.50%. A performance for the year of 54.29%. The 52-week high is -0.22%, and the 52-week low is 74.75%. The average volume for KLA-Tencor Corporation, KLAC is 182812.

With a target price of 72.33, 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 21.12 and a forward P/E of 15.7. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1. KLA-Tencor Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.22 and 25 respectively. For P/cash, KLA-Tencor Corporation has a value of 5.31, while it is 34.54 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 76.73, KLA-Tencor Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.72%. We see a return on equity of 147.60%.

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 13.22% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -35.50% for this year and for the last five years a 12.80% 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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