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3 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

FSII, IMOS, EXAR improve in weekly rankings


Three Semiconductor stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

FSI International (NASDAQ:FSII) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. FSI International is a supplier of processing equipment used at key production steps to manufacture microelectronics, including semiconductor devices and thin film heads. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Sales Growth, FSII also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSII stock.

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ:IMOS) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES provides semiconductor testing and assembly services for LCD and other flat-panel display driver semiconductors, and memory and logic/mixed-signal products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IMOS stock.

This week, Exar Corp. (NASDAQ:EXAR) pushes up from a B to an A rating. Exar designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for use in communications and video and imaging products. Shares of EXAR have increased 18.2% over the past month, better than the 2.3% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXAR stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.

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