13 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | September 12, 2012 4:00 pm

This week, the ratings of 13 Semiconductor stocks on Portfolio Grader[1] are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Entegris‘s (NASDAQ:ENTG[2]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Entegris provides materials management products and services to the microelectronics industry on a worldwide basis. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, ENTG also gets an F. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENTG stock[3].

This week, Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN[4]) drops from a C to a D rating. Texas Instruments is a designer and manufacturer of semiconductors that are sold to electronics designers and manufacturers. Shares of the company are down 3.9% from last month. This is worse than the Nasdaq’s 2.8% increase for the same period. For a full analysis of TXN stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

Altera (NASDAQ:ALTR[6]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Altera Corporation designs and manufactures such items as programmable logic devices, HardCopy ASIC devices, pre-defined design building blocks, cores, and associated development tools. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at ALTR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALTR stock[7].

ARM Holdings‘s (NASDAQ:ARMH[8]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. ARM Holdings engages in the design of microprocessors, physical IP, and related technology and software; and sale of development tools to enhance the performance of high-volume embedded applications. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 55. The price of ARMH declined 2.6% from a month ago. For a full analysis of ARMH stock, visit Portfolio Grader[9].

Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR[10]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Amkor Technology provides outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services in the United States and internationally. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. The stock price has dropped 15.8% over the past month. As of Sept. 12, 10.5% of outstanding Amkor Technology shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at AMKR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMKR stock[11].

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI[12]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. MKS Instruments provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters to improve the process performance and productivity of advanced manufacturing processes. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKSI stock[13].

Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI[14]) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Integrated Device Technology designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of semiconductor products and modules. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. To get an in-depth look at IDTI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IDTI stock[15].

Power Integrations (NASDAQ:POWI[16]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Power Integrations designs, develops, and markets analog integrated circuits for use in alternating current to direct current power conversion. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Margin Growth. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 76.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of POWI stock[17].

This week, Brooks Automatio‘s (NASDAQ:BRKS[18]) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. 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 Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. Over the last month, shares of BRKS have declined 2.7%. For a full analysis of BRKS stock, visit Portfolio Grader[19].

The rating of Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP[20]) declines this week from a C to a D. Microchip Technology makes specialized semiconductor products used in a variety of embedded control applications. The price of MCHP has dropped 2.8% from the month prior. To get an in-depth look at MCHP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCHP stock[21].

This is a rough week for NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA[22]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. NVIDIA designs, develops, and markets three dimensional (3D) graphics processors and related software. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 9% over the past month. The price of NVDA has gone down 8.1% from last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NVDA stock[23].

The rating of Marvell Technology (NASDAQ:MRVL[24]) slips from a D to an F. Marvell Technology Group designs, develops, and markets integrated circuits for communications-related markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 14.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of MRVL stock, visit Portfolio Grader[25].

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM[26]) takes a hit this week. Sigma Designs provides integrated system-on-chip solutions for the internet protocol television, connected media player, prosumer and industrial audio/video, connected home technologies and other markets. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 6.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIGM stock[27].

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[28].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ENTG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENTG
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENTG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENTG
  4. TXN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TXN
  5. For a full analysis of TXN stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TXN
  6. ALTR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALTR
  7. To get an in-depth look at ALTR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALTR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALTR
  8. ARMH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ARMH
  9. For a full analysis of ARMH stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ARMH
  10. AMKR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMKR
  11. To get an in-depth look at AMKR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMKR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMKR
  12. MKSI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MKSI
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKSI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MKSI
  14. IDTI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IDTI
  15. To get an in-depth look at IDTI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IDTI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IDTI
  16. POWI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=POWI
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of POWI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=POWI
  18. BRKS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRKS
  19. For a full analysis of BRKS stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRKS
  20. MCHP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCHP
  21. To get an in-depth look at MCHP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCHP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCHP
  22. NVDA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NVDA
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NVDA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NVDA
  24. MRVL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MRVL
  25. For a full analysis of MRVL stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MRVL
  26. SIGM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SIGM
  27. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIGM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SIGM
  28. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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