KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 01, 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 $111.06, the dividend yield is 2.7%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KLAC was $111.06, representing a -10.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $123.96 and a 26.31% increase over the 52 week low of $87.93.
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 $4.49. Zacks Investment Research reports KLAC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 33.59%, compared to an industry average of 27.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KLAC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KLAC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Technology ( XLK )
- Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares ( SOXL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SOXL with an increase of 20.59% over the last 100 days. PSI has the highest percent weighting of KLAC at 2.67%.
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