10 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 10, 2012 8:03 am

The ratings of 10 Semiconductor stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS[2]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns a F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Fairchild Semiconductor International is a global supplier of high performance products that minimize, convert, manage and distribute power for multiple end markets. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth, FCS also gets F’s. The stock price has dropped 16% over the past month, worse than the 0.6% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCS stock[3].

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN[4]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to a F. Texas Instruments is a designer and manufacturer of semiconductors that are sold to electronics designers and manufacturers. To get an in-depth look at TXN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TXN stock[5].

Cymer Inc. (NASDAQ:CYMI[6]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Cymer is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of excimer light sources that are sold to customers who manufacture photolithography tools in the semiconductor equipment industry. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 16% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.00. For a full analysis of CYMI stock, visit Portfolio Grader[7].

KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC[8]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. KLA-Tencor manufactures yield management and process monitoring systems for the semiconductor industry. Share prices fell 10.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLAC stock[9].

Nanometrics Inc.‘s (NASDAQ:NANO[10]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a F versus last week’s D. Nanometrics manufactures film thickness and overlay metrology systems. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 15.6% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at NANO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NANO stock[11].

This is a rough week for Volterra Semiconductor (NASDAQ:VLTR[12]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Volterra Semiconductor designs, develops, and markets proprietary, high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors for the computing, storage, networking, and consumer markets. The stock price has fallen 17.9% over the past month. For a full analysis of VLTR stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

This week, Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO[14]) drops from a C to a D rating. Veeco Instruments manufactures equipment for light emitting diodes and solar panels. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 21% over the past month. As of Oct. 10, 2012, 20.2% of outstanding Veeco Instruments shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at VECO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VECO stock[15].

OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ:OVTI[16]) earns a F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. OmniVision Technologies provides integrated single chip semiconductor imaging devices. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Margin Growth. Share prices fell 16.2% over the past month. As of Oct. 10, 2012, 14.4% of outstanding OmniVision Technologies shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 29.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OVTI stock[17].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Nova Measuring Instruments (NASDAQ:NVMI[18]) takes a hit this week. Nova Measuring Instruments develops, produces, and markets monitoring and measurement systems for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of NVMI stock, visit Portfolio Grader[19].

The rating of TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT[20]) slips from a D to a F. TriQuint Semiconductor supplies communications companies with modules, components and foundry services. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 15.8% over the past month. As of Oct. 10, 2012, 10.1% of outstanding TriQuint Semiconductor shares were held short. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 102.40. To get an in-depth look at TQNT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT stock[21].

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Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. FCS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FCS
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FCS
  4. TXN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TXN
  5. To get an in-depth look at TXN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TXN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TXN
  6. CYMI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CYMI
  7. For a full analysis of CYMI stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CYMI
  8. KLAC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KLAC
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLAC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KLAC
  10. NANO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NANO
  11. To get an in-depth look at NANO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NANO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NANO
  12. VLTR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VLTR
  13. For a full analysis of VLTR stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VLTR
  14. VECO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VECO
  15. To get an in-depth look at VECO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VECO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VECO
  16. OVTI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OVTI
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OVTI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OVTI
  18. NVMI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NVMI
  19. For a full analysis of NVMI stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NVMI
  20. TQNT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TQNT
  21. To get an in-depth look at TQNT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TQNT
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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