by Portfolio Grader | February 26, 2014 10:15 am
The grades of six semiconductor stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
This week, FSI International (FSII) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. 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.
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. NeoPhotonics designs, manufacturers, and markets standard and semi custom planar light wave circuits for metro access and other advanced optical communications platforms. Shares of NPTN have increased 5.5% over the past month, better than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NPTN stock.
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TQNT) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. TriQuint Semiconductor supplies communications companies with modules, components and foundry services. The stock’s price of $11.50 is above the 50-day moving average of $8.61. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up 1108.2% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT stock.
This week, Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. With a price of $33.76, it is above the 50-day moving average of $29.68. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.
AIXTRON SE Sponsored ADR’s (AIXG) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Aixtron provides deposition equipment, such as that used in lighting, fiber optic communication systems, and mobile telephone applications, to the semiconductor industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIXG stock.
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR (JASO) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. JA Solar Holdings is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high-performance solar cells, which are made from specially processed silicon wafers. The stock’s price of $10.65 is above the 50-day moving average of $9.45. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JASO stock.
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