The Stock Of The Week: Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC)


As of Wednesday close, Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc.’s (NASDAQ:KLIC) stock was up $0.78, moving up 1.66 percent to $47.81. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 880,780 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.23 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 706,765, while in the previous 50 days, it was 609,766.

Since last month, KLIC stock rose 14.16%. Shares of the company fell to $39.83 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $73.45 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $35.95. Since the beginning of this year, KLIC’s stock price has dropped by -21.03% or -$12.73, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -34.91% since its 52-week high.

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KLIC stock investors should be aware that Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on Nov 21. Chylak Robert Nestor, the Senior Vice President of the company, disposed of 512 shares for $46.95 on Nov 21. It resulted in a $24,039 divestment by the insider. Chylak Robert Nestor sold 1,228 shares at an average price of $38.12 on Oct 18. The insider now owns 26,928 shares following the transaction. On Oct 13, Senior Vice President Chylak Robert Nestor sold 2,085 shares at $38.71 apiece. The transaction was valued at $80,710.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) has a P/E ratio of about 6.77. The stock’s beta is 1.33. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.79, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.31, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 8.21 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.19 per share was paid out, which is 11.76% more than last year’s $0.17. On Wednesday November 16 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 4.60, while its current ratio was 5.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 49.80% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 31.30%. Based on annual data, KLIC earned $748.32 million in gross profit and brought in $1.5 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 35.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 36.50%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KLIC’s revenue fell -66.04% to $372.14 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $292.3 million. While analysts expected Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. to report $1.59 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.09 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 31.40%. The liabilities of Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. were 393.95 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $41.81 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc.’s (KLIC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 52.90%, the RSI 9-day stood at 60.68% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. price is up by +4.89% percent or $2.23. At present, KLIC shares trade +13.48% above its 20-day simple moving average and +21.59% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +15.23% above its SMA50 and -6.89% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 78.60% and Stochastic coefficient D was 80.16%, while ATR was 2.23. Given the Stochastic reading of 86.15% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 59.99%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.11, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.15.

Analyst Ratings

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. downgraded its rating on Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) to a Neutral in a note to investors on April 12, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, KLIC is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $57.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $45.00 – $60.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) will achieve an average price target of $55.00.


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