7 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

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

The grades of seven semiconductor stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated 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) 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.

The rating of Xcerra Corporation (XCRA) moves up this week, rising from a B to an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XCRA stock.

This is a strong week for AIXTRON SE Sponsored ADR (AIXG). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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 trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up fourfold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIXG stock.

This week, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR (JASO) pushes up from a C to a B rating. JA Solar Holdings is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high-performance solar cells, which are made from specially processed silicon wafers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JASO stock.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. 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.’s (TQNT) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s 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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