Technical Research on Semiconductor Equities -- Applied Materials, Teradyne, Lam Research, and KLA-Tencor

NEW YORK, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

If you want a Stock Review on AMAT, TER, LRCX or KLAC then come over to and sign up for your free customized report today. shifts focus on the following Semiconductor Equipment and Materials stocks: Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER), Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX), and KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC). According to Gartner, with 2.5 billion devices expected to ship worldwide next year - up 6% from 2015 - the $34-billion industry is not slowing down anytime soon. Additionally, FactSet notes that earnings for the Semiconductor industry are expected to grow by 40% in the second quarter. Take a look at the free research reports issued today on for these stocks by signing up at:

Applied Materials 

On Wednesday, shares in Santa Clara, California headquartered Applied Materials recorded a trading volume of 14.31 million shares, which was higher than the 3-month average volume of 9.57 million shares. The stock ended the day at $42.69, up 1.91% from the last trading session. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 1.54%. Furthermore, shares of Applied Materials, which provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 43.49.

On June 08th, 2017, Applied Materials announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on September 14th, 2017, to shareholders of record as of August 24th, 2017. Sign up and read the free research report on AMAT at:


North Reading, Massachusetts headquartered Teradyne Inc.'s stock rose 0.58%, finishing yesterday's session at $31.19 with a total trading volume of 4.56 million shares. The Company's shares have surged 65.73% in the last twelve month. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 11.20%. Additionally, shares of Teradyne, which designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports automatic test equipment worldwide, have an RSI of 30.15.

On June 19th, 2017, Teradyne announced the election of Marilyn Matz to its Board of Directors, effective July 03rd 2017. Ms. Matz was also appointed to the Board's Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She has more than 35 years of experience in automation, machine vision, and software analytics related technologies. The complimentary research report on TER can be downloaded at:

Lam Research 

Shares in Fremont, California headquartered Lam Research Corp. ended the session 2.22% higher at $147.83. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.91 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 23.8% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Lam Research, which designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, have an RSI of 42.69.

On June 16th, 2017, research firm Needham reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $165 a share to $175 a share. Register for free on and access the latest report on LRCX at:


At the closing bell on Wednesday, Milpitas, California headquartered KLA-Tencor Corp.'s stock climbed 1.99%, finishing at $95.74. A total volume of 1.59 million shares was traded, which was above the 3-month average volume of 1.24 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 21.68% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 10.52% above 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of KLA-Tencor, which designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions worldwide, have an RSI of 40.06.

On June 01st, 2017, KLA-Tencor announced that its board of directors has authorized a 9% increase in the level of the Company's quarterly dividend, from $0.54 to $0.59 per share. This increase is expected to take effect beginning with the quarterly dividend to be declared in August 2017, marking the 50th consecutive quarterly dividend paid to KLA-Tencor's stockholders, and the ninth increase in the quarterly dividend level since it was first instituted in June 2005.

On June 19th, 2017, research firm Stifel reiterated its 'Hold' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $92 a share to $102 a share. Get free access to your research report on KLAC at:

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