12 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 16, 2013 11:00 am

For the current week, the overall ratings of 12 Semiconductor stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. 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, Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth, TSEM also gets F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSEM stock[3].

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT[4]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Applied Materials manufactures and produces equipment, software, and other products for the flat-panel display, solar, and related industries. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 130.60. For a full analysis of AMAT stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

Avago Technologie’s (NASDAQ:AVGO[6]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Avago Technologies designs, develops, and supplies a range of analog semiconductor devices, focusing on III-V based products. To get an in-depth look at AVGO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVGO stock[7].

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR[8]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. First Solar designs and manufactures solar modules. The stock gets F’s in Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. As of Jan. 16, 2013, 25.6% of outstanding First Solar shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSLR stock[9].

This week, Hanwha SolarOne’s (NASDAQ:HSOL[10]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Solarfun Power Holdings manufactures photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, provides PV cell processing services to convert silicon wafers into PV cells, and supplies solar system integration services in China. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of HSOL stock, visit Portfolio Grader[11].

This is a rough week for ReneSola (NYSE:SOL[12]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. ReneSola develops, manufactures and sells solar wafers, which are thin sheets of crystalline silicon material mainly made by slicing monocrystalline or multicrystalline ingots. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. Cash Flow and Margin Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at SOL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SOL stock[13].

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT[14]) takes a hit this week. Ultra Clean Holdings is a developer and supplier of critical subsystems, mainly for the semiconductor capital equipment industry. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCTT stock[15].

The rating of Pericom Semiconductor (NASDAQ:PSEM[16]) declines this week from C to a D. Pericom Semiconductor designs, develops, and markets interface integrated circuits for the transfer, routing, and timing of high-speed digital and analog signals. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Margin Growth. The stock price has fallen 18.4% over the past month, worse than the 4.7% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at PSEM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSEM stock[17].

LTX-Credence (NASDAQ:LTXC[18]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. LTX-Credence designs, manufactures, and markets automatic test equipment for the semiconductor industry. In Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Equity, and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. For a full analysis of LTXC stock, visit Portfolio Grader[19].

TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT[20]) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. TriQuint Semiconductor supplies communications companies with modules, components and foundry services. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Margin Growth. As of Jan. 16, 2013, 11.1% of outstanding TriQuint Semiconductor shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at TQNT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT stock[21].

LDK Solar’s (NYSE:LDK[22]) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. LDK Solar manufactures multicrystalline solar wafers. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LDK stock[23].

The rating of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX[24]) slips from C to a D. Xilinx designs, develops and markets programmable platforms and predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property cores. For a full analysis of XLNX stock, visit Portfolio Grader[25].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[26] 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[27].

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. AMAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMAT
  5. For a full analysis of AMAT stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMAT
  6. AVGO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVGO
  7. To get an in-depth look at AVGO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVGO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVGO
  8. FSLR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FSLR
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSLR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FSLR
  10. HSOL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HSOL
  11. For a full analysis of HSOL stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HSOL
  12. SOL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SOL
  13. To get an in-depth look at SOL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SOL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SOL
  14. UCTT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UCTT
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCTT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UCTT
  16. PSEM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSEM
  17. To get an in-depth look at PSEM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSEM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSEM
  18. LTXC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LTXC
  19. For a full analysis of LTXC stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LTXC
  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. LDK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LDK
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LDK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LDK
  24. XLNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XLNX
  25. For a full analysis of XLNX stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XLNX
  26. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  27. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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