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Tencor Corporation (KLAC) Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub

KLA-Tencor Corporation had a net margin of 26.61% and a return on equity of 88.61%. KLA-Tencor Corporation's dividend payout ratio is now 36.73%. 4231000 shares were traded on Teradyne, Inc.'s last session. About shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC) has risen 49.94% since August 4, 2016 and is uptrending.

Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Kla (KLAC) by 33.33% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock rose 0.12% or $0.11 reaching $89.07 per share. About 57,024 shares traded. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.81 in 2016 Q4. Blackrock Institutional Tru Na invested in 654,566 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 77,300 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag reported 760,349 shares stake. Glaxis Capital Management Llc owns 20,000 shares or 4.4% of their U.S. portfolio. Rothschild Asset Mngmt Incorporated reported 9,716 shares. 13,080 are held by Cg Asset Mgmt. Ingalls & Snyder Limited Company holds 0.02% or 5,699 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Prns Llp accumulated 0.08% or 79,575 shares. 153,937 were reported by First Quadrant LP Ca. Fmr Ltd Llc stated it has 0.02% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Analysts set a 12-month price target of $16.33 a share. Federated Invsts Pa holds 0.01% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) or 77,454 shares.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 17 insider sales for $21.12 million activity. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 10,432 shares of company stock worth $1,019,543. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 2.8% which for the week stands at 2.12%. $390,595 worth of stock was sold by Khan Ahmad A. on Monday, May 15. On Monday, May 1 the insider Slootman Frank sold $14.18M. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company.

Stock of H&R Block, Inc. As per Wednesday, November 23, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. On Tuesday, March 8 the stock rating was initiated by Northland Capital with "Buy". On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with "Buy". The stock's market capitalization is 6.62B. Brean Capital has "Buy" rating and $96 target. Finisar Corp (NASDAQ:FNSR) was reduced too. Cohen Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation during the first quarter worth $119,000. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc who had been investing in Kla for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.95 billion market cap company. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells automatic test systems used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronics systems in the consumer electronics, wireless, automotive, industrial, communications, and aerospace and defense industries.

The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 15.75 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 12.77. Its products and services are used by bare wafer, integrated circuit (IC), lithography reticle (reticle or mask) and disk manufacturers around the world. Recently, shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) have been seen trading -1.25% away from the 200-day moving average and -10.12% off the 50-day moving average. Therefore 50% are positive.

KLA-Tencor Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Teradyne. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Thursday, October 22. Teradyne has a consensus target price of $35.75, indicating a potential upside of 3.35%. The firm has "Sell" rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, July 28. The stock of ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) earned "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 6. Needham maintained the stock with "Strong Buy" rating in Friday, January 27 report. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 29. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, December 11 by Goldman Sachs.

Since an alpha above 1 hints at more gains, investors can predict some further rally scope. Its down 0.27, from 1.61 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 59 investors sold KLAC shares while 127 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 136.25 million shares or 6.93% more from 127.41 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Over the past week, KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has performed -5.90%. Amica Mutual Insur reported 8,140 shares. This is an increase from KLA-Tencor Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.54. Fayez Sarofim & Com holds 0.03% in Medtronic plc. Fort Washington Advsrs Oh owns 36,387 shares. National Pension Ser has invested 0.08% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Lpl Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 9,988 shares in its portfolio. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,054 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $195,000 after buying an additional 928 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC's holdings in KLA-Tencor Corporation were worth $3,912,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Raymond James Fincl Services accumulated 4,590 shares.

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