7 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

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.

Intersil Corporation Class A (ISIL) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Intersil designs and manufactures high performance analog semiconductors. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ISIL stock.

This is a strong week for Amtech Systems, Inc. (ASYS). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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.

This week, Diodes Incorporated (DIOD) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Diodes designs, makes, and supplies high-quality, application-specific standard products within the discrete and analog semiconductor markets, as well as in the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DIOD stock.

This week, Sigma Designs, Inc.’s (SIGM) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Sigma Designs provides integrated system-on-chip solutions for the internet protocol television, connected media player, prosumer and industrial audio/video, connected home technologies and other markets. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIGM stock.

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Cirrus Logic is a developer of high-precision, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for the audio and energy markets. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRUS stock.

NXP Semiconductors NV’s (NXPI) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. NXP Semiconductors provides mixed signal and standard product solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NXPI 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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