6 Semiconductor Stocks to Satisfy Your Inner Geek

Not too flashy, but they get the job done

   
6 Semiconductor Stocks to Satisfy Your Inner Geek

Yesterday, I talked about a few tech and gaming stocks that I consider “buys” and “strong buys.” Today, I’ll get into tech companies that aren’t as flashy, but can still impress investors. I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve got six semiconductor and semiconductor equipment-maker stocks that have either received an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning each is a “strong buy” or “buy.”

Here they are:

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO) is a designer, developer and global supplier of more than 6,500 products. In the last year, AVGO stock is up 16%. AVGO stock gets a “B” for operating margin growth, a “B” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of AVGO stock.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is a semiconductor chipmaker. INTC stock has gained 25% in the last year, compared to a gain of 7% for the Dow Jones in the same time. INTC stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings growth and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of INTC stock.

LSI (NYSE:LSI) is involved with the production of storage and networking semiconductors. Since last February, LSI stock has gained 33%, compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. LSI stock gets a “B” for sales growth, an “A” for earnings growth, an “A” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, an “A” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “B” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of LSI stock.

Novellus Systems (NASDAQ:NVLS) is a developer, manufacturer, seller and supporter of the equipment used to produce semiconductors. Like other stocks on this list, NVLS is up 17% in the past 12 months. NVLS stock gets a “B” for operating margin growth, an “A” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, an “A” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NVLS stock.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM) researches, develops, manufactures and distributes integrated circuits. TSM is up almost 16% in the last year. TSM stock gets a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TSM stock.

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) designs, develops and markets programmable platforms, and rounds out the list with a gain of 11% in the last year. XLNX stock gets an “A” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, an “A” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, a “B” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of XLNX stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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