Tencor Corporation (KLAC) Director Emiko Higashi Sells 500 Shares of Stock

On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to "Hold". Vetr's target price points to a potential upside of 7.95% from the stock's current price. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 0.02% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). (The) downgraded shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and lowered their target price for the company from $108.00 to $97.00 in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "hold" rating and set a $103.00 price objective (up previously from $102.00) on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of KLA-Tencor a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. As of now, the target price for the company is measuring at $112.21. Tci Wealth has invested 0% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). 2,718,969 shares of the company were exchanged.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.5 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell.

Ratings analysis reveals 80% of KLA-Tencor's analysts are positive.

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Now we will discuss the financial strength of KLA-Tencor Corporation. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 6 by B. Riley & Co. The semiconductor company reported $1.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.63 by $0.17. Investors will be getting a good grip in comparing the current earnings of the company to estimated future earnings. During the same quarter past year, the company posted $0.71 EPS. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $941.22 Million and $915 Million, respectively. The average revenue per share growth rate of KLA-Tencor Corporation during the past 12 months was 18.8 percent. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a $0.59 dividend. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th.

The target payout ratio for KLA-Tencor Corporation is now measuring at 33.60%, outlining what size the company's dividends should be. Capital Growth Management Lp sold 355,000 shares as Kla (KLAC)'s stock rose 15.06%. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.00, for a total value of $55,000.00.

Acuta Capital Partners Llc holds 7.18% of its portfolio in Veracyte Inc for 3.08 million shares.

Hillsdale Investment Management Inc decreased Kla (KLAC) stake by 98.26% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Cowen & Co maintained KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) rating on Friday, June 2. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.73, for a total transaction of $95,604.60. Following the transaction, the director now owns 13,588 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,494,680. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.26% of the company's stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its holdings in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 1.4% during the 3rd quarter. The Hillsdale Investment Management Inc holds 70 shares with $6,000 value, down from 4,020 last quarter. Finally, KAMES CAPITAL plc purchased a new stake in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in the second quarter valued at about $679,000. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 9,400 shares of the company's stock valued at $689,000 after buying an additional 850 shares in the last quarter. First Quadrant L P Ca holds 0.02% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 13,210 shares. Adviser Investments LLC now owns 38,524 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $4,084,000 after acquiring an additional 10,965 shares during the period.

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLA-Tencor) is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The Company's products are also used in a number of other high technology industries, including the light emitting diode (LED) and data storage industries, as well as general materials research.

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