7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

MXL, KLIC, NPTN, ASMI, SWKS, RFMD, SLAB slump in weekly rankings

   
7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of seven Semiconductor stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, MaxLinea (NYSE:MXL) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). MaxLinear provides integrated, radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. MXL also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity. For a full analysis of MXL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ:KLIC) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. The stock price has dropped 7.8% over the past month, worse than the 3% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at KLIC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLIC stock.

The rating of NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE:NPTN) slips from C to a D. NeoPhotonics designs, manufacturers, and markets standard and semi custom planar light wave circuits for metro access and other advanced optical communications platforms. In Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 17.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NPTN stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, ASM (NASDAQ:ASMI) takes a hit this week. ASM is a semiconductor capital equipment supplier engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of production systems and services for the production of semiconductor devices or integrated circuits. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise and Margin Growth also get F’s. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 41.20. To get an in-depth look at ASMI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ASMI stock.

This week, Skyworks Solution’s (NASDAQ:SWKS) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 13.4% over the past month. For a full analysis of SWKS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ:RFMD). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. RF Micro Devices designs, develops, and markets proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 9.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RFMD stock.

Silicon Laboratorie (NASDAQ:SLAB) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Silicon Laboratories designs and develops proprietary, analog-intensive and mixed-signal integrated circuits that can be used in a range of applications. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. Share prices fell 6.7% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 28.50. To get an in-depth look at SLAB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLAB stock.

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