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7 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Now

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


This week, the ratings of seven Semiconductor stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Kulicke & Soffa designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment, related spare parts, and packaging materials used to assemble semiconductor devices. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, KLIC also gets an F. To get an in-depth look at KLIC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KLIC stock.

NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. NeoPhotonics designs, manufacturers, and markets standard and semi custom planar light wave circuits for metro access and other advanced optical communications platforms. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. The stock price has fallen 25.8% over the past month, worse 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.

ASM International NV NY Registered Shs (NASDAQ:ASMI) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D. 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 receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise and Margin Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of ASMI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) drops from a C to a D rating. Skyworks Solutions is an innovator of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. To get an in-depth look at SWKS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWKS stock.

The rating of RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD) declines this week from a C 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RFMD stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Silicon Laboratorie (NASDAQ:SLAB) takes a hit this week. 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 rates an F in Earnings Momentum. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 27.60. To get an in-depth look at SLAB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLAB stock.

MaxLinear, Inc. Class A’s (NYSE:MXL) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. MaxLinear provides integrated, radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. The stock also gets an F in Equity. For a full analysis of MXL 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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