Knuckling Down on Shares of NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) and KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC)

NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) are being monitored closely by investors today as the name is currently priced at $62.77, a 1.29% difference from where it most recently opened.  So where is the stock headed from here?  We will take a quick look here at how the stock has performed recently.

Sometimes the stock market can be very confusing, even for the most seasoned investors. Even when expectations are met as predicted, the market may decide to move otherwise. This can cause uncertainty and second guessing. Keeping up with historical data as well as short-term and long-term trends may be very helpful. Over the past week, NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares have performed 6.66%. Pushing back over the last quarter, shares are 44.56%. Looking at stock performance for the past six months, shares are 43.84%. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed 13.47%.

Let’s take a quick look at some possible support and resistence levels for the stock. According to a recent spotcheck, company NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) have been seen trading 1.47% away from the 50- day high. On the opposite end, shares have been trading 44.10% away from the 50-day low price. Taking a wider perspective, shares have been recently trading 1.47% off the 52-week high and 78.93% away from the 52-week low.

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RETURNS AND RECOMMENDATION

While looking at past performance of a particular stock is important when speculating on its future, we must take other indicators into consideration as well.  What are the returns?   NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP)’s Return on Assets (ROA) of 6.70% is an indicator of how profitable NetApp, Inc. is relative to their total assets. ROA gives us an idea of how efficient management is at using assets to generate earnings  We get ROA by dividing their annual earnings by their total assets.  NetApp, Inc.’s Return on Equity (ROE) is 23.50%, measure their profitability and reveals how much profit they generate with the money their shareholders. We calculate ROE by dividing their net income by their shareholder’s equity.  Finally, NetApp, Inc.’s Return on Investment, a measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment, calculated by the return of an investment divided by the cost, stands at 10.70%.  Analysts on a consensus basis have a 2.50 recommendation on this stock.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) are valued at $107.29 at the time of writing and have moved 0.60% since the open.  Smart investors often look for value stocks with upside potential.  While this stock is priced cheaply, it’s important to determine if there is any actual value.

Sometimes the stock market can be very confusing, even for the most seasoned investors. Even when expectations are met as predicted, the market may decide to move otherwise. This can cause uncertainty and second guessing. Keeping up with historical data as well as short-term and long-term trends may be very helpful. Over the past week, KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares have performed -2.34%. Pushing back over the last quarter, shares are 2.36%. Looking at stock performance for the past six months, shares are 7.68%. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed 2.11%.

Let’s take a quick look at some possible support and resistence levels for the stock. According to a recent spotcheck, company
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) have been seen trading -6.24% away from the 50- day high. On the opposite end, shares have been trading 8.47% away from the 50-day low price. Taking a wider perspective, shares have been recently trading -6.24% off the 52-week high and 35.47% away from the 52-week low.