Artemis Investment Management LLP Acquires 56188 Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC)

The Firm mainly focuses on the production of mineral fertilizers, including ammonia, nitrogen, as well as organic and non-organic compounds.

Nomura Asset Management Company Ltd increased Kla (KLAC) stake by 26.04% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,882,077 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $1,544,879,000 after buying an additional 402,970 shares in the last quarter. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 8,908 shares of the company's stock, valued at $939,883.08. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $27.65. About 2,880 shares traded.

KLA-Tencor Corporation is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $963,170 activity. Khan Ahmad A. sold 3,848 shares worth $390,595.

Headlines about KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports.

Church & Dwight Co., maintained at an average hold rating by 20 stock analysts, and there are at least 3.02% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. Du Pont E I De Nemours & Co (NYSE:DD) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q2. HYH has lost -0.9% in the 1-month period. Brandywine Glob Invest Mngmt Limited Company invested in 0.08% or 129,284 shares.

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A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in KLAC. The average 1-year price target for (ED) reveals an average price target of $79 per share.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) Plans $0.59 Quarterly Dividend" was reported by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. Gsa Prtn Limited Liability Partnership reported 10,102 shares. Driehaus Mgmt Lc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Farmers And Merchants Invests holds 0% or 30 shares. M&T Bank Corp boosted its position in KLA-Tencor 9.8% in the first quarter.

In other KLA-Tencor Corporation news, CFO Bren D. Higgins sold 9,567 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. Ohio-based Shoker Investment Counsel has invested 0.65% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Company Can has 0.03% invested in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Texas Permanent School Fund owns 44,046 shares. Martingale Asset Management Ltd Partnership owns 154,439 shares.

Shoker Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $166.13 million and $127.25M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IJR) by 15,065 shares to 154,208 shares, valued at $10.81 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 53% are positive. That puts the market capitalization at $16.81 bln. A 1 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 6 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:ED) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Pacific Crest reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of KLA-Tencor a report on Friday, July 29th. UBS downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Thursday, October 22 report. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets.

KLAC has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub cut KLA-Tencor Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. As per Monday, August 29, the company rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $107.51. Cowen and Company reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.

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