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”).

MaxLinea’s (NYSE:MXL) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. 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 more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MXL stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ:KLIC) takes a hit this week. Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. To get an in-depth look at KLIC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLIC stock.

NeoPhotonics Corp.’s (NYSE:NPTN) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. NeoPhotonics designs, manufacturers, and markets standard and semi custom planar light wave circuits for metro access and other advanced optical communications platforms. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. For a full analysis of NPTN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, ASM (NASDAQ:ASMI) drops from C to a D rating. 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 price has dropped 13.2% over the past month, worse than the 3.9% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 226.50. To get an in-depth look at ASMI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ASMI stock.

Skyworks Solution (NASDAQ:SWKS) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. For a full analysis of SWKS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ:RFMD) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. RF Micro Devices designs, develops, and markets proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Margin Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RFMD stock.

The rating of Silicon Laboratorie (NASDAQ:SLAB) slips from 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. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 28.00. For a full analysis of SLAB stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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