9 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 29, 2012 2:00 pm

9 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of 9 Semiconductor stocks on Portfolio Grader[1] are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM[2]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Attribute Error. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Equity, and Cash Flow, TSEM also gets F’s. Stock prices for TSEM are down 20.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSEM stock[3].

This week, Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG[4]) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Entegris provides materials management products and services to the microelectronics industry on a worldwide basis. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of ENTG stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

This week, Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC[6]) drops from a D to an F rating. Lattice Semiconductor designs, develops, and markets high speed programmable logic devices. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. To get an in-depth look at LSCC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LSCC stock[7].

This week, FormFactor‘s (NASDAQ:FORM[8]) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. FormFactor designs, develops, and manufactures advanced semiconductor wafer probe cards. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Equity, and Cash Flow. The stock price has dropped 18.4% over the past month, worse than the 4.2% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FORM stock[9].

The rating of Supertex (NASDAQ:SUPX[10]) slips from a D to an F. Supertex is a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of integrated circuits. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 60.1. To get an in-depth look at SUPX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SUPX stock[11].

Veeco Instruments‘s (NASDAQ:VECO[12]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Veeco Instruments manufactures equipment for light emitting diodes and solar panels. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. As of Aug. 29, 21.6% of outstanding Veeco Instruments shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VECO stock[13].

This is a rough week for Brooks Automatio (NASDAQ:BRKS[14]). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Brooks Automation provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions to original equipment manufacturers and users throughout the world. Share prices fell 13.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of BRKS stock, visit Portfolio Grader[15].

The rating of Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ:SMTC[16]) declines this week from a C to a D. Semtech is involved in the design, production and marketing of products that are sold primarily into applications within the high-end consumer, industrial, and computing and communications markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Earnings Momentum. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 32.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMTC stock[17].

This week, Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU[18]) drops from a C to a D rating. 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. For a full analysis of MU stock, visit Portfolio Grader[19].

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[20].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. TSEM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TSEM
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSEM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TSEM
  4. ENTG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENTG
  5. For a full analysis of ENTG stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENTG
  6. LSCC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LSCC
  7. To get an in-depth look at LSCC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LSCC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LSCC
  8. FORM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FORM
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FORM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FORM
  10. SUPX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SUPX
  11. To get an in-depth look at SUPX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SUPX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SUPX
  12. VECO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VECO
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VECO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VECO
  14. BRKS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRKS
  15. For a full analysis of BRKS stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRKS
  16. SMTC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SMTC
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMTC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SMTC
  18. MU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MU
  19. For a full analysis of MU stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MU
  20. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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