7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

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

   
7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

For the current week, the overall ratings of seven semiconductor stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Graderdatabase. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc.’s (KLIC) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. In 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 Corporation (NPTN) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops 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 receives F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. The stock price has fallen 21.4% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of NPTN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

ASM International NV NY Registered Shs (ASMI) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s 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 gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise and Margin Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at ASMI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ASMI stock.

The rating of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) declines this week from a C to a D. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. For a full analysis of SWKS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for RF Micro Devices, Inc. (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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RFMD stock.

Silicon Laboratorie’s (SLAB) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s 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. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 28.80. To get an in-depth look at SLAB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLAB stock.

The rating of MaxLinear, Inc. Class A (MXL) slips from a C to a D. MaxLinear provides integrated, radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. The stock also gets an F in Equity. The stock price has fallen 7.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MXL stock.

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