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Who is the Top Investor In KLA Corp. (KLAC)?

KLA Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) is 13.36% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $355.88 and a high of $729.15 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The KLAC stock was last observed hovering at around $693.31 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -34.33%.

Currently trading at $658.98, the stock is -4.98% and -3.13% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.19 million and changing -4.95% at the moment leaves the stock 18.79% off its SMA200. KLAC registered 77.09% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 34.15%.

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The stock witnessed a -4.59% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 17.15%, and is -4.10% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.89% over the week and 2.60% over the month.

KLA Corp. (KLAC) has around 15000 employees, a market worth around $89.11B and $9.66B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 33.47 and Fwd P/E is 23.44. Profit margin for the company is 28.02%. Distance from 52-week low is 85.17% and -9.62% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (32.44%).

The EPS is expected to shrink by -11.22% this year

The shares outstanding are 136.75M, and float is at 135.04M with Short Float at 1.46%.

KLA Corp. (KLAC) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Higgins Bren D., the company’s EVP & Chief Financial Officer. SEC filings show that Higgins Bren D. sold 7,018 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 26 ’24 at a price of $705.04 per share for a total of $4.95 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 32375.0 shares.

KLA Corp. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 25 ’24 that Donzella Oreste (Executive Vice President) sold a total of 3,257 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 25 ’24 and was made at $697.85 per share for $2.27 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 16922.0 shares of the KLAC stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Nov 15 ’23, Wilkinson Mary Beth (EVP, CLO and Secretary) disposed off 430 shares at an average price of $550.00 for $0.24 million. The insider now directly holds 6,364 shares of KLA Corp. (KLAC).

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