| KLA is a supplier of process equipment, process control equipment, and data analytics products for a range of industries, including semiconductors, printed circuit boards (PCB) and displays. Co.'s reportable segments include: Semiconductor Process Control, which includes a portfolio of inspection, metrology and data analytics products as well as related service offerings; Specialty Semiconductor Process, which includes improved vacuum deposition and etching process tools used by a range of specialty semiconductor customers; and PCB, Display and Component Inspection, which includes a range of inspection, testing and measurement, and direct imaging for patterning products. |
When researching a stock like KLA, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from KLAC Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for KLAC stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the KLAC 200 day moving average ("KLAC 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the KLAC 50 day moving average ("KLAC 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for KLA.