Were Analysts Bullish KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) This Week?

Cornelia Mascio
Dicembre 7, 2017

The Fishman Jay A Ltd holds 33,157 shares with $2.47B value, up from 22,157 last quarter. The stock increased 3.35% or $3.38 during the last trading session, reaching $104.25. About 167,727 shares traded. Below is a list of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) latest ratings and price target changes. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 1,000 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 750 shares during the last quarter. Tci Wealth Advisors invested in 89 shares. About 141,850 shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 49.94% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.53% the S&P500.

Analysts await KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $2.04 EPS, up 6.81% or $0.13 from last year's $1.91 per share. California State Teachers Retirement reported 287,210 shares stake.

Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 3.10 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 1.90 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 1.72. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its holdings in KLA-Tencor by 1,925.0% in the third quarter. It is negative, as 30 investors sold KLAC shares while 161 reduced holdings.

CONTRARIUS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD raised its stake in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. The volume of 2.21 Million shares climbed up over an trading activity of 1.48 Million shares. Oak Ltd Oh owns 503,548 shares or 3.47% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:MO). Exane Derivatives reported 0% in Altria Group, Inc. Raab Moskowitz Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 15,122 shares. Capital Fund Mgmt stated it has 0.09% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Oak Associate Limited Oh, Ohio-based fund reported 503,548 shares.

News stories about KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Dubuque Bancorporation & Tru Co reported 0% stake. United Serv Automobile Association holds 0.09% or 183,919 shares in its portfolio. 4,799 are owned by Fdx.

Among 18 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Bessemer Grp Inc Inc has 7,856 shares for 0% of their portfolio. KLA-Tencor has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $108.68. Bp Plc acquired 24,000 shares as Kla Tencor Corp (KLAC)'s stock rose 15.06%. Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) was reduced too. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 56% are positive. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. The stock has a market capitalization of $16,070.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.63. Also, SVP Brian Lorig sold 2,893 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. Jefferies maintained it with "Hold" rating and $175.0 target in Thursday, October 5 report. Citigroup increased their price target on KLA-Tencor from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KLA-Tencor from a "hold" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $121.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, October 16th. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. 70 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. Stelliam Invest Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 1.34% of its portfolio in Dycom Industries, Inc. Insiders own 0.20% of the company's stock. Insiders sold 42,427 shares of company stock valued at $4,338,059 in the last ninety days. Advisory Research Incorporated accumulated 14,315 shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag owns 74,129 shares. (NYSE:MO). Smith Moore & reported 0.36% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. Manufacturers Life The owns 68,127 shares. Buckhead Capital Lc reported 8,284 shares. North Carolina-based Fincl Bank Of America De has invested 0.01% in Dycom Industries, Inc. Needham upgraded the shares of KLAC in report on Friday, October 7 to "Buy" rating. Parker-Hannifin had 66 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated Dycom Industries, Inc. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 20. Cowen & Co has "Market Perform" rating and $79 target. The company was maintained on Monday, June 5 by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, May 26. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $206 target in Friday, November 3 report. As per Friday, June 30, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

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