5 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | February 19, 2014 8:30 am

5 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

This week, five semiconductor stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, FSI International (FSII[2]) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). 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[3].

This week, Power Integrations, Inc. (POWI[4]) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Power Integrations designs, develops, and markets analog integrated circuits for use in alternating current to direct current power conversion. After six days of declining prices, the stock price is now at $60.72. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of POWI stock[5].

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA[6]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. NVIDIA designs, develops, and markets three dimensional (3D) graphics processors and related software. Shares of NVDA have increased 13% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NVDA stock[7].

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT[8]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Applied Materials manufactures and produces equipment, software, and other products for the flat-panel display, solar, and related industries. With a price of $18.85, it is above the 50-day moving average of $17.16. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMAT stock[9].

This week, Marvell Technology’s (MRVL[10]) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Marvell Technology designs, develops, and markets integrated circuits for communications-related markets. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MRVL stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] 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[13].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. FSII: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FSII
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSII stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FSII
  4. POWI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=POWI
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of POWI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=POWI
  6. NVDA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NVDA
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NVDA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NVDA
  8. AMAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMAT
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMAT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMAT
  10. MRVL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MRVL
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MRVL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MRVL
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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