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13 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

SWKS, FCS, VLTR, IPHI, LRCX, AIXG, MXIM, IDTI, POWI, GTAT, SPRD, PSEM, KOPN slump in weekly rankings

   

The ratings of 13 Semiconductor stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Skyworks Solution‘s (NASDAQ:SWKS) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. The stock price has fallen 6% over the past month, worse than the 5.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at SWKS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS) 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. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 27.20. For a full analysis of FCS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a D to a F rating, Volterra Semiconductor (NASDAQ:VLTR) takes a hit this week. Volterra Semiconductor designs, develops, and markets proprietary, high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors for the computing, storage, networking, and consumer markets. Share prices fell 11% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VLTR stock.

This week, Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) drops from a D to a F rating. Inphi is a fabless provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. Equity and Margin Growth also get F’s. The stock price has fallen 11.9% over the past month. For a full analysis of IPHI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to a F rating. Lam Research manufactures, markets, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the making of integrated circuits. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Margin Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 46.50. To get an in-depth look at LRCX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LRCX stock.

Aixtron (NASDAQ:AIXG) earns a F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Aixtron provides deposition equipment, such as that used in lighting, fiber optic communication systems, and mobile telephone applications, to the semiconductor industry. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. Cash Flow and Margin Growth also get F’s. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 7.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIXG stock.

This is a rough week for Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Maxim Integrated Products designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits. To get an in-depth look at MXIM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MXIM stock.

Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to a F. Integrated Device Technology designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of semiconductor products and modules. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 287.50. For a full analysis of IDTI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Power Integrations (NASDAQ:POWI) 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of POWI stock.

GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ:GTAT) earns a F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. GT Advanced Technologies manufactures solar power equipment. 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 24.7% over the past month. As of Nov. 14, 2012, 30% of outstanding GT Advanced Technologies shares were held short. For a full analysis of GTAT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Spreadtrum Communications‘s (NASDAQ:SPRD) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Spreadtrum designs, develops, and markets baseband processor solutions for the wireless communications market. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 6.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at SPRD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPRD stock.

The rating of Pericom Semiconductor (NASDAQ:PSEM) slips from a D to a F. Pericom Semiconductor designs, develops, and markets interface integrated circuits for the transfer, routing, and timing of high-speed digital and analog signals. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 8.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSEM stock.

Kopin Corp.‘s (NASDAQ:KOPN) rating weakens this week, dropping to a F versus last week’s D. Kopin develops and manufactures semiconductor materials and small form factor displays. The stock gets 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 15.9% over the past month. For a full analysis of KOPN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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