Institutional Exposure To Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC)

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC) concluded trading on Thursday at a closing price of $50.31, with 0.49 million shares of worth about $24.63 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 3.58% during that period and on March 28, 2024 the price saw a gain of about 1.45%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 56.31M shares, out of which, 54.32M shares are available for trading.

Stock saw a price change of 1.88% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 4.59%. Year-to-date (YTD), KLIC shares are showing a performance of -8.06% which decreased to -0.14% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $40.20 but also hit the highest price of $60.20 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. shares is 489.66K. The stock is currently trading 2.66% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 1.09% for SMA50 and it goes to -1.41% lower than SMA200.

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Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) currently have 56.31M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 93.76% of that.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $2.83B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.47. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 55.69, while it has posted earnings per share of $0.90 in the same period. Its PEG reads 2.78 and has Quick Ratio of 5.19 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for KLIC, volatility over the week remained 2.08% while standing at 3.13% over the month.

Analysts are in expectations that Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $0.24 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $0.49 and it is $2.78 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $0.21 which is $0.25 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.38 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -5.36% while it is estimated to increase by 61.18% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 20.00% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of 4.29% made by the stock over the past 5-years.

Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Craig Hallum on November 17, 2023 offering a Buy rating for the stock and assigned a target price of $60 to it. Coverage by Craig Hallum stated Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC) stock as a Hold in their note to investors on August 10, 2023, suggesting a price target of $55 for the stock. Stock get a Buy rating from Needham on September 24, 2021.

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