2. As of noon trading, KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC) is down $0.56 (-1.0%) to $55.65 on light volume Thus far, 712,149 shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.52-$56.18 after having opened the day at $56.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.21.

KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. KLA-Tencor Corporation has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate KLA-Tencor Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KLA-Tencor Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full KLA-Tencor Corporation Ratings Report now.

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