KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 31, 2018. Shareholders who purchased KLAC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 27.12% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $114.23, the dividend yield is 2.63%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KLAC was $114.23, representing a -7.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $123.96 and a 29.67% increase over the 52 week low of $88.09.
KLAC is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ) and Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ). KLAC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.09. Zacks Investment Research reports KLAC's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 15.95%, compared to an industry average of 15.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KLAC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KLAC as a top-10 holding:
- VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF ( SMH )
- Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF ( PSI )
- Invesco Multi-Factor Large Cap ETF ( GMFL )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Technology ( XLK ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GMFL with an increase of 10.48% over the last 100 days. SMH has the highest percent weighting of KLAC at 3.03%.
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