7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

KLIC, NPTN, ASMI, SWKS, RFMD, SLAB, MXL 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, Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ:KLIC) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. KLIC also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions. The stock price has dropped 13.1% over the past month, worse than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. 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. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. For a full analysis of NPTN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a 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 receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise and Margin Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ASMI stock.

Skyworks Solution’s (NASDAQ:SWKS) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 6.3% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at SWKS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.

This week, RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ:RFMD) drops from a C to a D rating. 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.

The rating of Silicon Laboratorie (NASDAQ:SLAB) declines this week from a 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 rates an F in Earnings Momentum. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 25.40. To get an in-depth look at SLAB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLAB stock.

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

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