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Relatively High Debt to Asset Ratio Detected in Shares of Kla-Tencor in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry (KLAC, DQ, 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 ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.69. Following is Daqo New Energy with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.43. Entegris ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.40.

Amkor Technology follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.39, and Applied Materials rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.30.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Applied Materials on May 20th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $22.24. Since that recommendation, shares of Applied Materials have risen 18.7%. We continue to monitor Applied Materials for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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