| 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 these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting KLAC RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.