$1.62 EPS Expected for KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC)

The semiconductor company reported $1.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.05. Kla now has $16.39 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.14% or $0.15 reaching $104.1. About 1.99 million shares traded. Retrophin Inc (NASDAQ:RTRX) has risen 4.93% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Here is a rundown on some insider market activity for KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp now owns 40,400 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $3,697,000 after purchasing an additional 22,100 shares in the last quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 2,205 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $202,000 after acquiring an additional 44 shares during the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company's stock. About 222,862 shares traded. On average, analysts expect KLA-Tencor Corporation to post $6.70 EPS for the current fiscal year and $7.08 EPS for the next fiscal year. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.77 earnings per share.

KLA-Tencor Corporation's P/E ratio is 17.52 and the market cap is 16.15B. Finally, Aviva PLC increased its stake in shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Kla Tencor Corp in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Its down 0.19, from 1.43 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 30 investors sold KLAC shares while 161 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,152 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $105,000 after acquiring an additional 1,144 shares during the last quarter. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 13. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 58,831 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,345,384.66. California State Teachers Retirement System holds 0.06% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 287,210 shares. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Llp reported 0.06% stake. Strs Ohio stated it has 10,048 shares or 0% of all its holdings. D E Shaw Commerce Incorporated holds 41,756 shares. 785,058 are owned by Legal General Grp Public Limited Co. Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas sold 4,057 shares as Pepsico Inc.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLA-Tencor) is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries.

Oaktop Capital Management Ii L.P. holds 6.72% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp for 400,750 shares. Monroe Fincl Bank Trust Mi stated it has 126 shares. First Midwest Bancorporation Division has invested 0.12% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Wellington Mngmt Grp Inc Llp invested in 8,377 shares or 0% of the stock. Therefore 53% are positive. Cowen and Company restated a "buy" rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Berenberg to "Buy". The company was maintained on Friday, October 21 by Needham. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to "Neutral" on Friday, October 23.

10/22/2015 - KLA-Tencor Corporation was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Piper Jaffray. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, October 22 by UBS. JP Morgan upgraded it to "Overweight" rating and $7.50 target in Friday, May 5 report. Nomura downgraded the shares of KLAC in report on Monday, October 26 to "Neutral" rating. Aviva PLC now owns 98,230 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $8,989,000 after purchasing an additional 1,440 shares in the last quarter.

More notable recent KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) news were published by: "Gurufocus.com which released: "USA Financial Portformulas Corp Buys Visa Inc, Activision Blizzard Inc ..." on October 11, 2017, also Gurufocus.com with their article: "Centre Asset Management, LLC Buys Exxon Mobil Corp, Devon Energy Corp ..." published on October 03, 2017, Valuewalk.com published: "KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC) â€" An Industry Leader In A Rapidly Growing Market" on September 25, 2017. Plante Moran Advsr Ltd has invested 0% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). - KLA-Tencor, Kulicke and ..." with publication date: "October 06, 2017.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.95 million activity. KENNEDY KEVIN had sold 2,500 shares worth $247,727 on Tuesday, May 2. 3,848 shares valued at $390,595 were sold by Khan Ahmad A. on Monday, May 15.

Brian Lorig, Sr VP sold $275,529 worth of shares at an average price of $95.24 on Friday the 8th. This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. As per Friday, November 18, the company rating was initiated by Seaport Global. The firm has "Strong Buy" rating given on Wednesday, December 14 by Needham. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc restated a "reduce" rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Cowen & Co maintained KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Friday, July 29 with "Market Perform" rating. Cowen & Co has "Outperform" rating and $80 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Argus Research. Needham has "Buy" rating and $59 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) on Friday, September 1 with "Hold" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. 42 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. Pettee Investors has 32,090 shares. Hudock Gp Limited Liability invested in 0.14% or 3,670 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Lc has invested 0.01% in Retrophin Inc (NASDAQ:RTRX). Int holds 0.07% or 219,793 shares in its portfolio. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Lc reported 232,469 shares stake. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc holds 0.03% or 328,394 shares in its portfolio.

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