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KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10960.09. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for KLA-Tencor Corporation is 70.18 (with a change from open of -0.31%), this in conjunction with a target price of 77. Volume today has so far reached 299237, with an average volume of about 1379.68. The GAP for this stock, is 0.24%.

The P/E ratio is 15.6, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.02. The current EPS for KLA-Tencor Corporation, is 4.5, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 100.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 3.64%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for KLA-Tencor Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.70% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 21.20%. Quarter over quarter is 103.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 21.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -0.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 88.60%. Shares outstanding is 156.06, while shares float is at a value of 155.21. Float short for KLA-Tencor Corporation is 1.39% and the short ratio is 1.56.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 4.44, while the total debt/equity comes to 4.44. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.9, and the quick ratio is 3.2. The most recent gross margin is 61.10% and their operating margin is 32.20%. The profit margin is 23.60%.

KLA-Tencor Corporation has seen returns on assets of 14.90%, and on investment, 21.50%. Return on equity is 154.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.74. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.67, with Price/book ratio coming to 15.85 and Price/cash is 4.4, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 28.71.

The simple moving averages are -2.78% and 1.22% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.17% and the 52 week low is 54.80%.

KLA-Tencor Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.96%, with a current price of 70.18. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 46.00%. This is in an industry, Semiconductor Equipment & Materials, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. KLA-Tencor Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry means that KLA-Tencor Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 1.15%, with performance for the month coming to 0.85%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.11%, and for the half year the performance is 41.18%. Volatility for this week is 2.31% and for the month this is 1.87%.

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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