Executive Vice President Donzella Oreste sale 2,417 shares of KLA Corporation [KLAC]

Investors can expect a company’s stock to rise or fall based on the buying and selling of stock by its insiders. KLA Corporation shares valued at $809,357 were sold by Donzella Oreste on Sep 01. At $334.86 per share, Donzella Oreste sold 2,417 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 35,103 shares worth approximately $10.99 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Khan Ahmad A. sold 3,868 shares, netting a total of over 1,450,500 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $375.00 each, the insider now holds 74,059 shares.

Before that, Khan Ahmad A. had sold 7,736 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $2,786,971, the President, Semi Proc. Control traded KLA Corporation shares for $360.26 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 7,736 shares, worth approximately $24.4 million.

As published in a research note from Goldman on March 28, 2022, KLA Corporation [KLAC] has been rated up from a Neutral to a Buy and the price target has been revised to $430. This represents a 27.19% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at KeyBanc Capital Markets started covering the stock with ‘”an Overweight”‘ outlook in a report released in late January. As of January 12, 2022, Barclays has reiterated its “an Equal weight” rating for KLAC. Earlier on January 10, 2022, BofA Securities resumed its rating. Their recommendation was “a Buy” for KLAC stock.

Analyzing KLAC’s Price Performance

On Thursday, KLA Corporation [NASDAQ: KLAC] plunged -3.03% to $313.07. The stock’s lowest price that day was $312.27, but it reached a high of $321.12 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -7.20%. Over the course of the year, KLA Corporation shares have dropped approximately -27.21%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $457.12 on 01/13/22 and a 52-week low of $282.83 on 07/05/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $357.24, while a 200-day SMA reached $359.03. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 2.28 million shares from 1.8 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for KLA Corporation (KLAC)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 309.85, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 306.64. In the upper region, resistance lies at 318.70. The next price resistance is at 324.34. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 32.55 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -16.00, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 98.41%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at buying indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is KLA Corporation subject to short interest?

Stocks of KLA Corporation saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 jumping by 5.49 million shares to 7.76 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 2.27 million shares. A jump of 70.75% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 4.88 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 4.88.

Which companies own the most shares of KLA Corporation (KLAC)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 12,979,186 shares, which is about 9.15% of the total KLAC shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 37,818 from its previous 13-F filing of 12941368.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, BlackRock Fund Advisors’s stake is now worth $2,630,176,643. PRIMECAP Management Co. reduced a -2.46% interest valued at $2.47 billion while Capital Research & Management Co sold a -467,619 stake. A total of 1,579,926 shares of KLA Corporation were sold by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. during the quarter, and -218,004 were sold by SSgA Funds Management, Inc.. In its current portfolio, Fidelity Management & Research Co holds 2,651,347 shares valued at $912.41 million.

In terms of KLA Corporation share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $408.61 in the next 12 months, up nearly 25.44% from the previous closing price of $322.86. Analysts anticipate KLA Corporation stock to reach $500.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $325.00. In spite of this, 21 analysts ranked KLA Corporation stock as an Overweight at the end of 2022. On January 05, 2022, Jefferies assigned a price target of “a Buy” to the stock and resumed coverage with a $515.


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