6 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | July 18, 2012 1:44 pm

For the current week, the overall ratings of six Semiconductor stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

The rating of Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD[2]) declines this week from C (“hold”) to a 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. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, AMD also gets F’s. As of July 18, 12.2% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. AMD shares have fallen 16.5% since last month, worse than the 2% increase the S&P 500 has seen in the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock[3].

This week, MagnaChip Semiconductor (NYSE:MX[4]) drops from a C to a D rating. Magnachip Semiconductor designs, develops, and manufactures mixed-signal and digital multimedia semiconductors. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Margin Growth. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 25.3. MX shares are down 4.9% from last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MX stock[5].

Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ:AMCC[6]) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Applied Micro Circuits provides semiconductor solutions for the enterprise, telecom and consumer/small medium business (SMB) markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. Shares of AMCC have decreased 12.6% from a month ago. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMCC stock[7].

Tessera Technologies (NASDAQ:TSRA[8]) is having a rough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Tessera Technologies invests in, licenses and delivers miniaturization technologies for electronic devices. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSRA stock[9].

CEVA Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA[10]) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. CEVA licenses silicon intellectual property (SIP) that is used mainly for the handsets, portable multimedia, and consumer electronics markets. As of July 18, 10.7% of outstanding CEVA Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CEVA stock[11].

Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU[12]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Micron Technology manufactures and markets Dram and Nand Flash memory, image sensors and other semiconductor components. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. Cash Flow and Margin Growth also get F’s. MU shares have decreased by 1.4% from a month ago. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MU stock[13].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[14] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[15].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. AMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  4. MX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MX
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MX
  6. AMCC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMCC
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMCC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMCC
  8. TSRA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TSRA
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSRA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TSRA
  10. CEVA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CEVA
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CEVA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CEVA
  12. MU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MU
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MU
  14. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  15. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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