9 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 3, 2012 7:00 pm

The ratings of nine 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”).

Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ:AMCC[2]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns a F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Applied Micro Circuits provides semiconductor solutions for the enterprise, telecom and consumer/small medium business (SMB) markets. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth, AMCC also gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 5.4% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of AMCC stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR[4]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Entropic Communications designs, develops and outsources the manufacture of semiconductors. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Margin Growth. As of Oct. 3, 2012, 11.7% of outstanding Entropic Communications shares were held short. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 45.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENTR stock[5].

The rating of Power Integrations (NASDAQ:POWI[6]) declines this week from a D to a F. 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. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 11.2% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 67.10. For a full analysis of POWI stock, visit Portfolio Grader[7].

This week, Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN[8]) drops from a D to a F rating. Rubicon Technology is an electronic materials provider that develops, manufactures and sells monocrystalline sapphire and other innovative crystalline products for LEDs, RFICs, blue laser diodes, optoelectronics and other optical applications. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. As of Oct. 3, 2012, 22.9% of outstanding Rubicon Technology shares were held short. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 53.30. To get an in-depth look at RBCN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RBCN stock[9].

The rating of Integrated Silicon Solution (NASDAQ:ISSI[10]) slips from a C to a D. Integrated Silicon Solution develops and markets memory devices, including standard access memory, specialty dynamic random access memory, and nonvolatile memory. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Surprise. The stock price has fallen 7.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ISSI stock[11].

This week, Alpha & Omega Semiconducto‘s (NASDAQ:AOSL[12]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor designs, develops, and supplies a range of power semiconductors worldwide. The stock also gets an F in Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 6.1% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at AOSL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOSL stock[13].

PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS[14]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to a F. PMC-Sierra designs, develops, markets, and supports semiconductor networking solutions. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 188.00. The price of PMCS has fallen 3.6% from a month ago. For a full analysis of PMCS stock, visit Portfolio Grader[15].

STMicroelectronics‘s (NYSE:STM[16]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a F versus last week’s D. STMicroelectronics N.V. is a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor products. These products are utilized in various microelectronic applications, including automotive products, computer peripherals and telecommunications systems. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Margin Growth. Shares of the company have declined 5.1% over the last month. To get an in-depth look at STM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STM stock[17].

Slipping from a D to a F rating, Actions Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ACTS[18]) takes a hit this week. Actions Semiconductor operates as a semiconductor company in the People’s Republic of China. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Margin Growth. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 78.20. Over the last month, ACTS shares have dropped 1.2%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACTS stock[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. AMCC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMCC
  3. For a full analysis of AMCC stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMCC
  4. ENTR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENTR
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENTR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENTR
  6. POWI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=POWI
  7. For a full analysis of POWI stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=POWI
  8. RBCN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RBCN
  9. To get an in-depth look at RBCN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RBCN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RBCN
  10. ISSI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ISSI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ISSI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ISSI
  12. AOSL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOSL
  13. To get an in-depth look at AOSL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOSL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOSL
  14. PMCS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PMCS
  15. For a full analysis of PMCS stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PMCS
  16. STM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STM
  17. To get an in-depth look at STM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STM
  18. ACTS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACTS
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACTS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACTS
  20. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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