7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

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


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

Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ:KLIC) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, KLIC also gets an F. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLIC stock.

NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE:NPTN) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s 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. To get an in-depth look at NPTN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NPTN stock.

The rating of ASM (NASDAQ:ASMI) slips from a C to a D. 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 receives 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 258.00. For a full analysis of ASMI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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 more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.

RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ:RFMD) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D. RF Micro Devices designs, develops, and markets proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Margin Growth. For a full analysis of RFMD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Silicon Laboratorie (NASDAQ:SLAB) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. 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. To get an in-depth look at SLAB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLAB stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, MaxLinea (NYSE:MXL) takes a hit this week. MaxLinear provides integrated, radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. The stock also rates an F in Equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MXL stock.

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