by Portfolio Grader | October 9, 2013 9:30 am
Four 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 progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this 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.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR (NYSE:TSM) improves from a B to an A rating this week. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing makes semiconductors based on its own or third-party proprietary integrated circuit designs. Despite the upgrade, the stock’s price has not seen any measurable improvement over the past week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSM stock.
This week, Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSN) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Mattson Technology designs, manufactures, and markets advanced fabrication equipment. Shares of MTSN have increased 11.6% over the past month, better 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 MTSN stock.
This is a strong week for Himax Technologies, Inc. Sponsored ADR (NASDAQ:HIMX). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Himax Technologies designs and manufactures integrated circuits. At $10.08, the stock is above the 50-day moving average of $7.92. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HIMX stock.
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