Are Analysts Bullish about KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) after last week?

November 22, 2017 - By Max Morgan

 Are Analysts Bullish about KLA Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) after last week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.19, from 1.43 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 30 investors sold KLA-Tencor Corp shares while 161 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. 138.49 million shares or 1.60% less from 140.75 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Old Mutual Global Investors (Uk) Ltd owns 415,956 shares for 0.46% of their portfolio. Hutchin Hill Capital L P accumulated 66,500 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Laffer Invests reported 0% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Ibm Retirement Fund reported 2,322 shares. The Wisconsin-based Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Co has invested 0% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Huntington State Bank has 91,091 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.11% or 12,492 shares in its portfolio. Mirador Cap Ptnrs L P holds 0.34% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 6,323 shares. Advisor Prtnrs Ltd Liability Com has 0.12% invested in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Centre Asset Mngmt Ltd Co holds 1.77% or 72,640 shares. Barclays Public Limited Co has invested 0.01% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Quantres Asset Management Ltd holds 1.36% or 22,900 shares in its portfolio. 2,380 were reported by Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Incorporated. Moreover, Wells Fargo Com Mn has 0.02% invested in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 618,315 shares. The Connecticut-based Northcoast Asset Management has invested 0.33% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC).

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $572,575 activity.

KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) Ratings Coverage

Among 17 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 48 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, October 12. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 22 with “Sector Perform”. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 7 to “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) rating on Friday, July 7. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $12000 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Needham on Thursday, October 22. The stock has “Buy” rating by Berenberg on Thursday, October 6. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, July 31 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 22 by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, September 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole on Friday, September 25 to “Outperform”. Below is a list of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) latest ratings and price target changes.

16/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $130.0 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $106 New Target: $110 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $136.0
25/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $106 New Target: $114 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
13/09/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $108 New Target: $97 Downgrade
01/09/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0 Maintain
07/08/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy New Target: $106 Upgrade

The stock increased 2.17% or $2.22 during the last trading session, reaching $104.73. About shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 49.94% since November 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500.

KLA-Tencor Corporation is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The company has market cap of $16.43 billion. The Company’s products are also used in a number of other high technology industries, including the light emitting diode (LED) and data storage industries, as well as general materials research. It has a 16.05 P/E ratio. The Company’s services and products are used by bare wafer, integrated circuit (IC), lithography reticle (reticle or mask) and disk manufacturers around the world.

More notable recent KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Form 4 KLA TENCOR CORP For: Nov 01 Filed by: Higashi Emiko” on November 02, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Earnings Reaction History: KLA-Tencor Corp., 42.9% Follow-Through Indicator, 3 …” published on October 26, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “KLA-Tencor Corp. Announces 56% Advance In Q1 Bottom Line” on October 26, 2017. More interesting news about KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Alethea Capital Management, LLC Buys KLA-Tencor Corp, HP Inc, ConocoPhillips …” published on November 02, 2017 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: KLA-Tencor, Jabil and Mobile Mini” with publication date: November 10, 2017.

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