11 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

MSCC, ENTG, AMD, LSCC, BRCM, KLIC, AXTI, BRKS, PSEM, NVDA, PLAB slump in weekly rankings

   
11 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of eleven Semiconductor stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This is a rough week for Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC). The company’s rating falls to D (“sell”) from the previous week’s C (“hold”). Microsemi designs, manufactures, and markets high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and high-reliability semiconductors. MSCC also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 66.8. Shares of MSCC have dropped 7.9% over the past month, worse than Nasdaq’s 1% decline for the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MSCC stock.

The rating of Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) falls from a C to a D this week.  Entegris provides materials management products and services to the microelectronics industry on a worldwide basis. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at ENTG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENTG stock.

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) declines this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Advanced Micro Devices is a global semiconductor company that provides processing solutions for the computing and graphics markets and is involved with manufacturing, research and development, and sales. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth also get F’s. As of July 25, 12.4% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. AMD shares have declined 24.9% from a month ago. For a full analysis of AMD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Lattice Semiconductor designs, develops, and markets high speed programmable logic devices. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. LSCC shares have declined 9% from last month. To get an in-depth look at LSCC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LSCC stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) takes a hit this week. Broadcom makes semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. Shares of the company have fallen 4.7% from the previous month. For a full analysis of BRCM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ:KLIC) drops from a C to a D rating. Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. KLIC shares have declined 0.9% from last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLIC stock.

AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) falls to F from the previous week’s D. AXT designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes compound and single element semiconductor substrates for use in wireless communications, lighting display applications, and fiber optic communications. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. AXTI shares have dropped 15.5% since last month. For a full analysis of AXTI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Brooks Automatio (NASDAQ:BRKS) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Brooks Automation provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions to original equipment manufacturers and users throughout the world. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Sales Growth. Shares of the company have declined 3.6% over the last month. To get an in-depth look at BRKS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRKS stock.

The rating of Pericom Semiconductor (NASDAQ:PSEM) slips from a C to a D. Pericom Semiconductor designs, develops, and markets interface integrated circuits for the transfer, routing, and timing of high-speed digital and analog signals. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 131. PSEM shares fell 10.4% since last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSEM stock.

NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. NVIDIA designs, develops, and markets three dimensional (3D) graphics processors and related software. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Earnings Momentum. For a full analysis of NVDA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) drops from a C to a D rating. Photronics manufactures photomasks, which are high precision quartz plates that contain microscopic images of electronic circuits. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. As of July 25, 13% of outstanding Photronics shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PLAB stock.

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