6 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

FSII, NPTN, TQNT, SWKS, AIXG, JASO improve in weekly rankings

   
6 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

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.

FSI International (FSII) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. 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. 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. The stock price has risen 8.6% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT stock.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. The stock’s price of $37.61 is above the 50-day moving average of $34.07. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.

AIXTRON SE Sponsored ADR (AIXG) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of 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’s (JASO) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. 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 price has increased 14.8% over the past week. 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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