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7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

MXL, KLIC, NPTN, ASMI, SWKS, RFMD, SLAB slump in weekly rankings


For the current week, the overall ratings of seven Semiconductor stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, MaxLinea (NYSE:MXL) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). MaxLinear provides integrated, radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, MXL also gets an F. To get an in-depth look at MXL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MXL stock.

Kulicke & Soffa’s (NASDAQ:KLIC) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. For a full analysis of KLIC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE:NPTN) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. NeoPhotonics designs, manufacturers, and markets standard and semi custom planar light wave circuits for metro access and other advanced optical communications platforms. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NPTN stock.

This week, ASM (NASDAQ:ASMI) drops from C to a D rating. ASM is a semiconductor capital equipment supplier engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of production systems and services for the production of semiconductor devices or integrated circuits. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise and Margin Growth also get F’s. The stock price has fallen 12.5% over the past month, worse than the Nasdaq, which has remained flat over the same period of time. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 243.40. For a full analysis of ASMI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Skyworks Solution (NASDAQ:SWKS) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from C to a D. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Share prices fell 8.7% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at SWKS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.

RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ:RFMD) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. RF Micro Devices designs, develops, and markets proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 7.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RFMD stock.

Silicon Laboratorie (NASDAQ:SLAB) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Silicon Laboratories designs and develops proprietary, analog-intensive and mixed-signal integrated circuits that can be used in a range of applications. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.10. For a full analysis of SLAB stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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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