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

For the current week, the overall ratings of 11 Semiconductor stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Microsemi‘s (NASDAQ:MSCC) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. 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. For a full analysis of MSCC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) takes a hit 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‘s (NYSE:AMD) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”) last week. 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 gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth also get F’s. The stock price has dropped 30.1% over the past month, worse than 3.5% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. As of August 8, 12.3% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock.

Lattice Semiconductor‘s (NASDAQ:LSCC) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s 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. To get an in-depth look at LSCC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LSCC stock.

The rating of Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) slips from a C to a D. Broadcom makes semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Growth. For a full analysis of BRCM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ:KLIC) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLIC stock.

This is a rough week for AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI). The company’s rating 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. Share prices fell 28.1% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at AXTI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AXTI stock.

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. BRKS shares remained flat from the previous month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRKS stock.

Pericom Semiconductor (NASDAQ:PSEM) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops 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’s trailing PE Ratio is 136.2. Shares of PSEM have gone down 7.5% since last month. For a full analysis of PSEM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) drops 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. To get an in-depth look at NVDA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NVDA stock.

The rating of Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) declines this week from a C to a D. Photronics manufactures photomasks, which are high precision quartz plates that contain microscopic images of electronic circuits. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. As of August 8, 13% of outstanding Photronics shares were held short. The price of PLAB has dropped 5% over the last month. For a full analysis of PLAB stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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