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Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 3.2% during the first quarter. BMO Capital Markets maintained Greif, Inc.

Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) traded up 0.79% during trading on Thursday, reaching $102.47. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500.

Shoker Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Kla (KLAC) by 42.02% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock's average target of $90.36 is -13.49% below today's ($104.45) share price. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $99.68. The stock has a market capitalization of $16.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.43 and a beta of 1.68. The stock rose 1.04% or $1.07 reaching $103.54. About shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 49.94% since October 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500.

Mairs & Power Inc, which manages about $7.72B and $8.27B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Principal Financial (NYSE:PFG) by 14,523 shares to 2.58 million shares, valued at $165.60M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. BidaskClub cut KLA-Tencor Corporation from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Therefore 53% are positive. Northern Trust reported 0.05% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, October 6 by Citigroup. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 16 with "Hold". Lake Street maintained CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE) rating on Wednesday, March 1. BMO Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $5500 target. Goldman Sachs initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, December 19 report. The rating was maintained by Needham with "Buy" on Friday, September 1. The stock has "Buy" rating by Needham on Friday, September 1. Portales Partners upgraded U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on Tuesday, August 25 to "Sector Perform" rating.

06/02/2017 - KLA-Tencor Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $99.68. United Services Automobile Association now owns 80,875 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $7,689,000 after acquiring an additional 389 shares during the period. 27 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. Bnp Paribas Asset Holding Sa reported 0.05% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Stephens Invest Mgmt Group Inc Ltd Com owns 241,976 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. 28,630 were reported by Utah Retirement Systems. American Intl Grp invested in 0% or 23,717 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs Inc invested in 0% or 89 shares. Massachusetts-based Numeric Investors Limited has invested 0% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Schwab Charles Inv accumulated 12,100 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 0% or 10,796 shares. Commercial Bank Of Nova Scotia invested in 35,590 shares. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc restated a "reduce" rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on KLAC shares. Barclays Public Limited Com holds 2,172 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $1.95 million activity. Bell Bobby R sold $572,575 worth of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Monday, June 12. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC raised its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 84,512 shares of company stock worth $7,726,826. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp increased its stake in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 4.76% or $0.04 from last year's $0.84 per share. KLAC's profit would be $254.21M giving it 16.12 P/E if the $1.62 EPS is correct.

Among 15 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.09, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 30 investors sold KLAC shares while 161 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 138.49 million shares or 1.60% less from 140.75 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 903,903 were reported by Aqr Cap Ltd Liability Corp. Ajo Limited Partnership stated it has 274,378 shares. Insiders own 0.20% of the company's stock.

06/13/2017 - KLA-Tencor Corporation had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. Khan Ahmad A. also sold $390,595 worth of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares. Andra Ap holds 0.1% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 44,500 shares. Victory Inc stated it has 824,707 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by Cambrex Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.16% negative EPS growth. Moreover, Oak Associates Ltd Oh has 3.47% invested in the company for 503,548 shares.

Kla Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q2. "KLA-Tencor, Kulicke and ..." on October 06, 2017.



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