Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. Grows Stake in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC)

Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. raised its position in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) by 35.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 151,495 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 39,315 shares during the quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. owned 0.21% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries worth $3,687,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries by 0.4% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,993,880 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $129,288,000 after buying an additional 22,569 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP raised its holdings in shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries by 17.5% during the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 2,946,089 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $63,547,000 after buying an additional 438,168 shares during the period. Whale Rock Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries during the 3rd quarter valued at about $61,608,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries by 11.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,033,595 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $38,679,000 after buying an additional 209,884 shares during the period. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries by 7.7% during the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,705,980 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $32,448,000 after buying an additional 121,410 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 85.44% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) opened at $24.92 on Friday. Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. has a 12 month low of $16.47 and a 12 month high of $28.71. The company has a current ratio of 4.76, a quick ratio of 4.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,760.00, a P/E ratio of 16.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.38.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 14th. The semiconductor company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.15. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had a return on equity of 15.13% and a net margin of 16.85%. The firm had revenue of $215.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $208.20 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.15 EPS. Kulicke and Soffa Industries’s quarterly revenue was up 48.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. will post 1.69 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Bank of America raised their target price on Kulicke and Soffa Industries from $15.50 to $18.50 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. DA Davidson raised their target price on Kulicke and Soffa Industries to $35.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries in a report on Monday, November 27th. BidaskClub upgraded Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.38.

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Kulicke and Soffa Industries Profile

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc designs, manufactures and sells capital equipment and expendable tools, as well as services, maintains, repairs and upgrades equipment, all used to assemble semiconductor devices. The Company supplies a range of bonding equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Equipment and Expendable Tools.

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