by Portfolio Grader | March 12, 2014 11:15 am
The grades of six semiconductor stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
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. The stock price has risen 11.5% 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) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. TriQuint Semiconductor supplies communications companies with modules, components and foundry services. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 51.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT stock.
This is a strong week for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Despite the upgrade, the stock’s price has not seen any measurable improvement over the past week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.
AIXTRON SE Sponsored ADR (AIXG) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. 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) improves from a C to a B rating this week. JA Solar Holdings is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high-performance solar cells, which are made from specially processed silicon wafers. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock and have pushed the stock up 24% over the past month. 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 JASO 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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