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Current Trend: Kulicke And Soffa Industries (NASDAQ: KLIC)


Kulicke And Soffa Industries is part of the semiconductors industry and is in the technology sector. The company CEO is Fusen E. Chen. Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc is engaged in the semiconductor industry. It manufactures and sells capital equipment and expendable tools used to assemble semiconductor devices.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KLIC stock showed a previous change of 0.09% with an open at 21.48 and a close of 21.45. It reached an intraday high of 21.65 and a low of 21.30.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.4b with 65.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 60.9m shares. Trading volume reached 443,530 shares compared to its average volume of 469,566 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Kulicke And Soffa Industries shares returned 1.51% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.21%. Over three months, it changed -7.75%. In one year it has changed -6.50% and within that year its 52-week high was 28.69 and its 52-week low was 17.40. KLIC stock is 23.28% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 21.90 and a 50 day moving average of 21.95. Currently KLIC stock is trading -2.06% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.8 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 26.81. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.20. The TTM EPS is 2.13, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.07. Historically, the PE high was 34.40 and the PE low was 10.07. KLIC stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/02/2019): -0.05
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/31/2019): 0.11
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/19/2018): 0.43
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): 0.86
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/31/2018): 0.51

The dividend per share is currently 0.48, which is a dividend yield of 2.24%. Also, the payout ratio is 22.54%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 39.34, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 45.47%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.30.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.55%, return on assets is 8.62%, profit margin is 12.81%, price-to-sales is 1.92 and price-to-book is 1.69.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 6  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 4  :Overall Score

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