KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC)

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Last closing price (Dec 16 4:00 EDT):
66.72 (-0.95%) ? 
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Return to date (1m/3m/6m/12m):
4.96% ? 
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Consensus price target (1m/3m/6m/12m):
82.00
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Buy/Sell Mix (1m/3m/6m/12m):
50%/50%
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Description:
KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. It offers equipment comprising wafer and integrated circuit (IC) defect monitoring, review, and classification; reticle defect inspection and metrology; packaging and interconnect inspection; critical dimension metrology; pattern overlay metrology; film thickness, surface topography, and composition measurements; measurement of in-chamber process conditions, wafer shape, and stress metrology; computational lithography tools; and yield and fab-wide data management and analysis systems. The company also provides products that serve the high brightness light emitting diode, data storage, and photovoltaic industries, as well as general materials research. It primarily offers its products to wafer, IC, lithography reticle, and disk manufacturers in the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Korea, and the rest of Asia, as well as in Europe. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
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Christopher Blansett JPMorgan Buy   Nov 20, '14   64.87  82.00  Nov 20, '15  2.85% 
Mark Heller Credit Agricole Securities Sell   Nov 17, '14   63.53    Nov 17, '15  -5.02% 
John Pitzer Credit Suisse Buy   Jul 25, '14   56.81    Jul 25, '15  17.44% 
Krish Sankar BofA Merrill Lynch Buy   Jul 09, '14   59.40    Jul 09, '15  12.32% 
Jagadish Iyer Piper Jaffray Buy   Jul 09, '14   59.40    Jul 09, '15  12.32% 
Ben Pang B. Riley & Company, Inc. Buy   Jun 30, '14   57.64  82.00  Jun 30, '15  15.75% 
Weston Twigg Pacific Crest Securities Buy   Oct 25, '13   62.10  72.00  Oct 25, '14  22.22% 
Edwin Mok Needham & Company Buy   Oct 25, '13   62.10  72.00  Oct 25, '14  22.22% 
Christopher Blansett JPMorgan Buy   Oct 14, '13   61.12  76.00  Oct 14, '14  20.88% 
Edwin Mok Needham & Company Buy   Jun 03, '13   55.28    Jun 03, '14  18.63% 
Satya Kumar Credit Suisse Buy   Apr 11, '13   52.26  63.00  Apr 11, '14  25.33% 
Satya Kumar Credit Suisse Buy   Oct 25, '12   45.70  55.00  Oct 25, '13  39.45% 
Jagadish Iyer Piper Jaffray Buy   Oct 23, '12   45.18  55.00  Oct 23, '13  43.47% 
Christopher Blansett JPMorgan Sell   Oct 02, '12   46.10  42.00  Oct 02, '13  -32.30% 
Jagadish Iyer Piper Jaffray Buy   Jul 26, '12   48.15  58.00  Jul 26, '13  24.17% 
Jagadish Iyer Piper Jaffray Buy   Apr 26, '12   53.06  62.00  Apr 26, '13  -2.51% 
Satya Kumar Credit Suisse Buy   Jan 26, '12   48.05  64.00  Jan 26, '13  15.57% 
Jagadish Iyer Piper Jaffray Buy   Sep 29, '11   37.04  50.00  Sep 29, '12  28.11% 
Patrick Ho Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc. Buy   Feb 14, '11   44.78  59.00  Feb 14, '12  5.87% 
Patrick Ho Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc. Buy   Jan 13, '11   36.95  49.00  Jan 13, '12  23.92%