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Relatively High Debt to Asset Ratio Detected in Shares of Kla-Tencor Corp in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry (KLAC, TSRA, ENTG, AMKR, AMAT)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Semiconductor Equipment industry with the highest debt to asset ratios. The Debt/Asset ratio shows the proportion of a company's assets that are financed through debt. If the ratio is greater than one, most of the company's assets are financed through debt.

Kla-Tencor Corp ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 52.97. Tessera Holding is next with a a debt to asset ratio of 52.22. Entegris Inc ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 34.13.

Amkor Tech Inc follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 30.18, and Applied Material rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 27.31.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Applied Material on May 18th, 2018 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $49.50. Since that call, shares of Applied Material have fallen 8.7%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): KLAC ENTG AMKR AMAT