Trigran Investments Lifted Panhandle Oil And Gas (PHX) Stake; 9 Analysts Are Bullish KLA-Tencor (KLAC) Last Week

September 13, 2017 - By test

Among 15 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 40 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. B. Riley & Co upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 6 report. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, October 6. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, October 21. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Hold” on Tuesday, June 13. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, September 22. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 9 report. Piper Jaffray downgraded the shares of KLAC in report on Thursday, October 22 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) rating on Friday, July 29. Cowen & Co has “Market Perform” rating and $79 target. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, September 1. See KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) latest ratings:

01/09/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0 Maintain
07/08/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy New Target: $106 Upgrade
28/07/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0000
28/07/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0000 Maintain
07/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0000 Maintain
13/06/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Hold Maintain
02/06/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0000 Maintain

Trigran Investments Inc increased Panhandle Oil And Gas Inc (PHX) stake by 4.66% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Trigran Investments Inc acquired 76,609 shares as Panhandle Oil And Gas Inc (PHX)’s stock declined 9.98%. The Trigran Investments Inc holds 1.72M shares with $40.49M value, up from 1.64M last quarter. Panhandle Oil And Gas Inc now has $387.60 million valuation. The stock rose 1.75% or $0.4 reaching $23.25 per share. About 37,693 shares traded or 1.79% up from the average. Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX) has risen 14.69% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.01% the S&P500.

About 698,762 shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 49.94% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500.

KLA-Tencor Corporation is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The company has market cap of $15.20 billion. The Company’s products are also used in a number of other high technology industries, including the light emitting diode (LED) and data storage industries, as well as general materials research. It has a 16.49 P/E ratio. The Company’s services and products are used by bare wafer, integrated circuit (IC), lithography reticle (reticle or mask) and disk manufacturers around the world.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $1.95 million activity. On Monday, May 15 the insider Khan Ahmad A. sold $390,595. 7,500 shares were sold by CALDERONI ROBERT, worth $741,083. Another trade for 10,933 shares valued at $1.02M was sold by Bell Bobby R. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $247,727 was made by KENNEDY KEVIN on Tuesday, May 2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.19, from 1.43 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 59 investors sold KLA-Tencor Corp shares while 127 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 136.25 million shares or 6.93% more from 127.41 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Zweig owns 0.73% invested in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 129,066 shares. Highvista Strategies Ltd Llc invested 0.17% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Pictet Asset Limited reported 0.33% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Moreover, Eqis Cap Management has 0.03% invested in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Deutsche Comml Bank Ag holds 0.07% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 1.18 million shares. Citadel Advsr Lc has invested 0% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Point72 Asset Mgmt L P accumulated 191,900 shares. Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas Inc owns 15,900 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc reported 4,020 shares. Gyroscope Cap reported 0.18% stake. Pggm Invs invested 0.04% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 0.05% in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC). Westfield Cap Management Ltd Partnership accumulated 320,400 shares. United Automobile Association reported 80,486 shares. Qs Llc accumulated 0% or 2,244 shares.

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