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UPDATE: Piper Sandler Starts KLA Corporation (KLAC) at Neutral

October 14, 2021 4:11 PM EDT
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Price: $389.56 -0.3%

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    19 Buy, 10 Hold, 0 Sell

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    Up: 2 | Down: 23 | New: 24
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(Updated - October 15, 2021 3:48 AM EDT)

Piper Sandler analyst Weston Twigg initiates coverage on KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) with a Neutral rating and a price target of $338.00.

The analyst comments "KLAC dominates the semiconductor Process Control segment, selling leading-edge metrology, inspection, and software solutions to all semiconductor manufacturers. It has over 50% market share in overall process control, in our view, and over 80% share in core markets, like optical wafer inspection and optical mask inspection, allowing KLA to generate high margins. Long-term tailwinds should remain positive; we believe we’re in an expansionary era in the semiconductor industry, with more compute, memory, and related chips being used in more devices each year. Compute tailwinds such as AI/ML and 5G are just beginning, as are use-cases like Industrial IoT and autonomous vehicles. Still, likely moderate industry digestion by 2023, after rapid expansion in 2021-2022, could limit upside over the next 12 months."

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Shares of KLA Corporation closed at $320.41 yesterday.


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