5 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 1, 2012 1:00 pm

This week, five Semiconductor stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM[2]) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Maxim Integrated Products designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Shares of MXIM have increased 6.2% over the past month, better than the 0.2% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MXIM stock[3].

EZchip Semiconductor (NASDAQ:EZCH[4]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. EZchip Semiconductor engages in the development and marketing of Ethernet network processors for networking equipment. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EZCH stock[5].

Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ:SPRD[6]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Spreadtrum designs, develops, and markets baseband processor solutions for the wireless communications market. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 3.9. Shares of SPRD have increased 2.4% over the last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPRD stock[7].

Analog Devices‘s (NASDAQ:ADI[8]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Analog Devices is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits used in industrial, communication, computer and consumer applications. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 3.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADI stock[9].

CSR‘s (NASDAQ:CSRE[10]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C.CSR is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and develops semiconductors and software based solutions. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 41.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSRE stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[12].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. MXIM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MXIM
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MXIM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MXIM
  4. EZCH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EZCH
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EZCH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EZCH
  6. SPRD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPRD
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPRD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPRD
  8. ADI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADI
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADI
  10. CSRE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CSRE
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSRE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CSRE
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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