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7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

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

   

This week, the overall grades of seven semiconductor stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (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. 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.

The rating of NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN) slips from a 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 receives F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. For a full analysis of NPTN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, ASM International NV NY Registered Shs (ASMI) drops from a 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 receives 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.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. 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, Inc. (RFMD) earns a D this week, moving down 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 a full analysis of RFMD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Silicon Laboratorie (SLAB) takes a hit this week. 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 31.40. To get an in-depth look at SLAB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLAB stock.

MaxLinear, Inc. Class A (MXL) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops 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. For a full analysis of MXL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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