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Is Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) Still On The Rise?

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.82, or -1.75%, to $45.95. The Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. has recorded 28,006 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Kulicke & Soffa Raises Quarterly Dividend.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry segment, falling under the Technology sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $46.77 and fluctuated between $47.96 as its day high and $46.37 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. is $2.64B. A total of 0.64 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 525.09K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, KLIC has seen 8 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 6,897 and the disposition of 4,084 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 34 BUYs and 16 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 106,719 shares during that period but sold 185,031.

In the most recent transaction, CHEN FUSEN ERNIE sold 30,000 shares of KLIC for 47.04 per share on Oct 12. After the transaction, the President and CEO now owns 1,064,380 company shares. In a previous transaction on Oct 11, CHEN FUSEN ERNIE sold 30,000 shares at 47.11 per share. KLIC shares that President and CEO owns now total 1,094,380.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Chylak Robert Nestor disposed of 4,084 shares on Sep 07 at a per-share price of $48.88. This resulted in the Senior Vice President holding 19,609 shares of KLIC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Chong Chan Pin sold 10,000 shares at $60.00 per share on Jun 30. Company shares held by the Executive Vice President now total 51,151.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.76, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.62%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.68. KLIC’s most recent ex-dividend date was when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/9/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/9/2024 with an ex-dividend date of . The KLIC stock dividend was $0.20 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for KLIC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $57.25 with high estimates of $70.00 and low estimates of $52.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, KLIC has a high of $60.20 and a low of $40.20.

As of this writing, KLIC has an earnings estimate of $0.43 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.45 per share and a lower estimate of $0.41. The company reported an EPS of $0.38 in the last quarter, which was 46.20% higher than expectations of $0.26.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. KLIC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $739.79M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $42.99M in debt and $351.88M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $20.71, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.10B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for KLIC is Buy with a score of 3.50.

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