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9 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

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

   

The ratings of nine semiconductor stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MTSI) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. M/A-COM Technology Solutions designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductors and modules for use in wireless and wireline applications across the radio frequency, microwave, and millimeterwave spectrum. MTSI also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Growth. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, four times the rate of the week prior. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 26.90. For a full analysis of MTSI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (VTSS) slips from a C to a D. Vitesse develops integrated circuits for a variety of applications in storage and communications. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions and Equity. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. Trade volume dipped significantly in the past week, slipping to half of the previous rate. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VTSS stock.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D. Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. To get an in-depth look at KLIC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLIC stock.

This week, NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN) drops from a C to a D rating. 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.

The rating of ASM International NV NY Registered Shs (ASMI) declines this week 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ASMI stock.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.’s (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. To get an in-depth look at SWKS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD) earns a D this week, falling 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.

Silicon Laboratorie (SLAB) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 31.00. To get an in-depth look at SLAB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLAB stock.

This week, MaxLinear, Inc. Class A’s (MXL) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. 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.

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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