KLAC KLA Tencor

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  • KLAC
  • Price as of: Dec 17, 05:09 PM EST
  • $67.75
  • +$1.03
  • +1.5%
  • Industry
  • Semiconductor equipment & materials
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KLAC Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    2.95% Technology Average 3.17%
  • Annual Payout
    $2.00 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    63.1% EPS $3.17
  • Dividend Growth
    4 yrs Since 2010
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DARS Rating™ Breakdown

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Growth History

KLAC Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for KLAC 28.6% 13.3% 4 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

KLAC Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.7000 2013 13.3%
$1.5000 2012 25.0%
Historical Dividend Data

KLAC Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$16.5000 2014-11-19 2014-11-26 2014-12-01 2014-12-09 Yes Special N/A
$0.5000 2014-11-06 2014-11-13 2014-11-17 2014-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2014-08-07 2014-08-14 2014-08-18 2014-09-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2014-05-08 2014-05-15 2014-05-19 2014-06-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2014-02-06 2014-02-13 2014-02-18 2014-03-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2013-11-07 2013-11-14 2013-11-18 2013-12-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2013-08-06 2013-08-14 2013-08-16 2013-09-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2013-05-02 2013-05-09 2013-05-13 2013-06-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2013-02-07 2013-02-14 2013-02-19 2013-03-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2012-11-08 2012-11-15 2012-11-19 2012-12-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2012-08-02 2012-08-09 2012-08-13 2012-09-04 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2012-05-03 2012-05-10 2012-05-14 2012-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2012-02-09 2012-02-16 2012-02-21 2012-03-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2011-11-03 2011-11-09 2011-11-14 2011-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2011-08-04 2011-08-11 2011-08-15 2011-09-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2011-05-05 2011-05-12 2011-05-16 2011-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2011-02-11 2011-02-17 2011-02-22 2011-03-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2010-11-04 2010-11-10 2010-11-15 2010-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2010-08-05 2010-08-12 2010-08-16 2010-09-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2010-05-06 2010-05-13 2010-05-17 2010-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2010-02-04 2010-02-11 2010-02-16 2010-03-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2009-11-04 2009-11-12 2009-11-16 2009-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2009-08-06 2009-08-13 2009-08-17 2009-09-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2009-05-05 2009-05-13 2009-05-15 2009-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2009-02-19 2009-02-26 2009-03-02 2009-03-09 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2008-11-13 2008-11-20 2008-11-24 2008-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2008-08-06 2008-08-14 2008-08-18 2008-09-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2008-05-07 2008-05-15 2008-05-19 2008-06-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2008-02-13 2008-02-21 2008-02-25 2008-03-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2007-11-08 2007-11-15 2007-11-19 2007-12-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2007-08-09 2007-08-16 2007-08-20 2007-09-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2007-05-04 2007-05-11 2007-05-15 2007-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2007-02-02 2007-02-13 2007-02-15 2007-03-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2006-11-06 2006-11-13 2006-11-15 2006-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2006-08-03 2006-08-11 2006-08-15 2006-09-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2006-05-05 2006-05-11 2006-05-15 2006-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2006-01-24 2006-02-13 2006-02-15 2006-03-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2005-09-27 2005-11-10 2005-11-15 2005-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2005-08-04 2005-08-11 2005-08-15 2005-09-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2005-02-14 2005-04-28 2005-05-02 2005-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter
2-for-1 1999-12-16 2000-01-19 2000-01-04 2000-01-18 NM Stock Split NM
2-for-1 1995-07-27 1995-10-02 1995-08-31 1995-09-29 NM Stock Split NM
Company Profile

KLAC Company Profile

Exchange: NASDAQ
Sector: Technology

KLA Tencor- (KLAC)-provides process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing and related microelectronics industries worldwide. The company engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment consisting of patterned and unpatterned wafer inspection, optical overlay metrology, electron beam review, reticle and photomask inspection, and film and surface measurement tools, as well as yield analysis and defect classification software to provide fab-wide yield management solutions. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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News

KLA Tencor News

  • On Tuesday, U.S. equities closed lower, with the Dow ending up below 17,000 mark. Also during today's session, three companies announced raises to...
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  • JP Morgan Starts Coverage on KLA-Tencor at "Overweight" (KLAC)

    JP Morgan reported on Monday that it has initiated coverage on KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) . The firm has started coverage on KLAC with an "Overweight" rating and $76 price target. This price target suggests a 19% increase from the stock's current price of $61.68. Analysts believe that the company will be positively affected by an increasing yield and metrology challenges on next generation process technologies KLA-Tencor shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Monday. The stock is up 29% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) have a 2.92% yield based on Friday's closing price of $61.68. KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • KLA-Tencor Announces 12.5% Dividend Increase (KLAC)

    On Tuesday, the board of directors of process control and yield management solutions provider KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) announced that it has approved a 12.5% increase in the company's quarterly dividend payout. The company will now pay out 45 cents per share each quarter, up from the previous payout of 40 cents per share. This increase is expected to take effect in the next dividend payout to be declared in August 2013. This is the fifth dividend increase by KLA-Tencor since it first initiated a dividend payout in April 2005. "KLA-Tencor's sustained market leadership and strong cash flow provide the resources to return significant cash to our stockholders through our dividend and share repurchase activities," said Rick Wallace, president and chief executive officer of KLA-Tencor. "This latest increase in the level of the dividend reflects management's ongoing commitment to our stockholders as we execute our long-term growth strategies." KLA-Tencor shares were up 28 cents, or 0.50%, during morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 17.42% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC) have a dividend yield of 2.88% based on last night's closing price of $55.49 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.60 per share. KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • KLA-Tencor Downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus (KLAC)

    Stifel Nicolaus reported on Wednesday that it has downgraded semiconductor manufacturing company, KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) . The firm has lowered its rating on KLAC from a "Hold" to a "Buy." KLA-Tencor shares were mostly flat during Wednesday morning trading. The stock is up 17% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) have a 2.85% yield, based on Wednesday morning's price of $59.11. KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Needham & Company Raises Price Target on KLA-Tencor (KLAC)

    Needham & Company reported on Monday that it has raised its price target on semiconductor manufacturing company, KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) . The firm, which currently has a "Buy" rating on KLAC, has increased its price target from $59 to $65 due to an improved outlook for foundry investments. This price target suggests a 9% upside from the stock's current price of $56.29. Analyst Edwin Mok noted, "recently, management commented that C2H13 appears moderately better than guidance at a competitor conference, which suggests upside to consensus estimates. We believe the increased confidence is coming from improved visibility for a stronger C2H13 and CY2014, mostly based on 20nm investments by multiple foundries and incremental memory investments. While comments by AMAT (Hold) suggest KLAC may have lost some share in inspection, we believe KLAC remains the dominant leader in the area. Given improved outlook, we reiterate our Buy rating on KLAC and raise our PT from $59 to $65, which is based on a CY2014E P/E of 14X.". Looking forward, the firm has raised its earnings estimates for FY2013 from $3.29 to $3.31 per share. FY2014 estimates were increased from $3.99 to $4.20 per share. KLA-Tencor shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Monday. The stock is up 18% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) have a 2.84% yield, based on Friday's closing price of $56.29. KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Needham & Company Initiates Coverage of KLA-Tencor (KLAC)

    Needham & Company reported on Tuesday that it has initiated coverage of semiconductor manufacturing company, KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) . The firm has begun coverage of KLAC with a "Buy" rating and a $61 price target. This price target suggests a 15% increase from the stock's current price of $51.65. An analyst from the firm commented, "as the leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions to the semiconductor industry, KLA benefits from the growing use of process control at the leading edge due to the increased process complexity and the introduction of 3D device architectures." "As the industry recovers, we believe margin expansion will drive upside to consensus estimates throughout CY2013. Despite having the highest gross and operating margins among its peers, KLAC is trading at a discount on P/E due in our view to the perceived risk of its high exposure to logic/foundry. However, we expect the P/E valuation gap to close as KLA continues to outperform the sector. We believe KLAC offers investors the opportunity to leverage a growing segment within the industry, with upside to earnings and potential for multiples expansion." Looking ahead, the company estimates FY2013 earnings of $3.38 per share and FY2014 earnings of $4.61 per share. KLA-Tencor shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Tuesday. The stock has been mostly flat in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) have a 3.10% yield, based on Monday's closing price of $51.65. KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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