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Technical Analysis on Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor: Lower Quarterly Results Expected Industry-wide

   Technical Analysis on Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor: Lower Quarterly
                        Results Expected Industry-wide

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 22, 2013

LONDON, January 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Long-term trends for companies in the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials
Industry, such as KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) and Applied Materials
Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) seem relatively positive. StockCall has posted two
comprehensive technical analyses on KLA-Tencor and Applied Materials which can
be accessed for free at

However, the industry presently seems to be in something of a downturn,
dragged down by soft personal computer sales, the stagnant economic situation
in Europe and the deceleration of growth in emerging markets. It will be
interesting to see how companies have fared as they prepare to report their
earnings results over the coming weeks.

KLA-Tencor is scheduled to release its fiscal 2013 second quarter earnings on
January 24th. Analysts are expecting a dip in earnings of around 20 percent
compared to last year with results of around 57 cents per share. Sign up today
to view the full analysis on KLA-Tencor at

Meanwhile, Applied Materials [ Free Report on AMAT ] ^(1) has scheduled its
first quarter 2013 earnings release for the 13th of February.

In the long-run the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Industry looks
fairly well positioned, as the semiconductor market is projected to reach
around $400 billion in 2015. Intel recently guided full-year 2013 capital
spending of $13.0 billion, which their biggest supplier, Applied Materials,
could benefit from. Furthermore, demand for process, diagnostic, and control
(PDC) segments are likely to rise as chips gain in complexity and fall in


1.Applied Materials Inc. Technical Analysis [ ]

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