A Lesson to Learn: KLA Corporation (KLAC)

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) went up by 0.21% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $218.57. The company’s stock price has collected 7.16% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/21/20 that KLA Announces Enhanced Portfolio of Systems for Advanced Packaging

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Is It Worth Investing in KLA Corporation (NASDAQ :KLAC) Right Now?

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 25.18 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for KLAC is at 1.31. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 8 analysts out of 19 who provided ratings for KLA Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 11 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $216.56, which is $20.79 above the current price. KLAC currently public float of 154.98M and currently shorts hold a 1.63% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of KLAC was 1.25M shares.

KLAC’s Market Performance

KLAC stocks went up by 7.16% for the week, with a monthly drop of -5.56% and a quarterly performance of 0.31%, while its annual performance rate touched 22.40%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.48% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.65% for KLA Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 4.28% for KLAC stocks with a simple moving average of 9.69% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of KLAC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KLAC stocks, with Stifel repeating the rating for KLAC by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for KLAC in the upcoming period, according to Stifel is $211 based on the research report published on September 21st of the current year 2020.

Cowen, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see KLAC reach a price target of $205, previously predicting the price at $200. The rating they have provided for KLAC stocks is “Market Perform” according to the report published on August 04th, 2020.

Cowen gave a rating of “Market Perform” to KLAC, setting the target price at $200 in the report published on July 09th of the current year.

KLAC Trading at -1.70% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought KLAC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.36% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.65%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.48%, as shares sank -6.83% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -4.80% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, KLAC rose by +7.16%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +13.14% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $185.07. In addition, KLA Corporation saw 8.74% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KLAC starting from Donzella Oreste, who sale 1,129 shares at the price of $181.19 back on Sep 08. After this action, Donzella Oreste now owns 5,009 shares of KLA Corporation, valued at $204,564 using the latest closing price.

Donzella Oreste, the Executive Vice President of KLA Corporation, sale 2,421 shares at $199.84 during a trade that took place back on Sep 04, which means that Donzella Oreste is holding 5,009 shares at $483,813 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for KLAC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +30.95 for the present operating margin
  • +56.52 for the gross margin

The net margin for KLA Corporation stands at +20.97. The total capital return value is set at 29.08, while invested capital returns managed to touch 20.21. Equity return is now at value 47.20, with 13.30 for asset returns.

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Based on KLA Corporation (KLAC), the company’s capital structure generated 133.92 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 57.25. Total debt to assets is 38.47, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 132.83. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 56.79.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 563.90M with total debt to EBITDA at 1.62. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.57, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.11. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.06 and the total asset turnover is 0.63. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.73.

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