Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By KLA Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC)

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As a NASDAQ listed company, KLAC falls under the Technology sector while operating within the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry segment. The current market capitalization of KLA Corp. is $98.28B. A total of 0.88 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 895.95K shares.

In the most recent transaction, WALLACE RICHARD P sold 14,009 shares of KLAC for 716.63 per share on May 07 ’24. After the transaction, the President and CEO now owns 93,142 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 06 ’24, Lorig Brian sold 3,537 shares at 699.16 per share. KLAC shares that Executive Vice President owns now total 14,210.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Higgins Bren D. disposed of 7,018 shares on Mar 26 ’24 at a per-share price of $705.04. This resulted in the EVP & Chief Financial Officer holding 32,375 shares of KLAC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Donzella Oreste sold 3,257 shares at $697.85 per share on Mar 25 ’24. Company shares held by the Executive Vice President now total 16,922.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. KLA Corp. pays an annual dividend of $5.65, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.77%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 38.25. KLAC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/14/2024 when it declared a $1.45 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/31/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/1/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/15/2024. The KLAC stock dividend was $1.45 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, KLAC has a high of $729.15 and a low of $385.80.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. KLAC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $2.71B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $6.77B in debt and $2.87B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $22.97, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.40B.

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 KLAC is Buy with a score of 4.04.

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