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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 984.15, and so far today it has a volume of 560800. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 8.94%.

To help you determine whether KLA-Tencor Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.54 and forward P/E is 15.26. PEG perhaps more useful shows that KLA-Tencor Corporation has a value for PEG of 0.97. P/S ratio is 4.1 and the P/B ratio is 24.31. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.17 and 33.59 respectively.

At the current price KLA-Tencor Corporation is trading at, 74.38 (0.85% today), KLA-Tencor Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.80%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 56.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.62, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.22% after growing -35.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 40.80%, and -3.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 155.69, and the number of shares float is 155.34. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 88.20%. The float short is 1.38%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.18. Management has seen a return on assets of 12.30%, and also a return on investment of 12.80%.

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 6.5 and total debt/equity is 6.5. In terms of margins, KLA-Tencor Corporation has a gross margin of 59.40%, with its operating margin at 28.80%, and KLA-Tencor Corporation has a profit margin of 20.40%.

The 52 week high is -1.05%, with 69.40% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.18% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.89%.

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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