7 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

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

   

Seven semiconductor stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

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) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. 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.

AIXTRON SE Sponsored ADR (AIXG) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C 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. 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 AIXG stock.

This week, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR’s (JASO) ratings are up 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. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JASO stock.

Amtech Systems, Inc. (ASYS) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Amtech engages in the design, assembly, sale, and installation of capital equipment and related consumables used in the manufacture of wafers, primarily for the solar and semiconductor industries. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ASYS stock.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.’s (SWKS) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TQNT) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. TriQuint Semiconductor supplies communications companies with modules, components and foundry services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT 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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