14 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment Stocks to Buy Now

14 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 14 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to a A. Texas Instruments Incorporated is a designer and manufacturer of semiconductors that are sold to electronics designers and manufacturers. The company also gets A’s in return on equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TXN stock.

NVE Corporation (NVEC) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. NVE Corporation is an electronics component manufacturer specializing in the combination of magnetically-sensitive materials with integrated circuits. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NVEC stock.

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (CCMP) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation supplies high-performance polishing slurries used in the manufacture of advanced integrated circuit (IC) devices within the semiconductor industry. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CCMP stock.

The rating of MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters to improve the process performance and productivity of advanced manufacturing processes. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKSI stock.

Microsemi Corporation’s (MSCC) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Microsemi Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and high-reliability semiconductors. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and earnings growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MSCC stock.

This week, Daqo New Energy Corp. Sponsored ADR (DQ) pushes up from a B to a A rating. Daqo New Energy Corp. Sponsored ADR manufactures polysilicon. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, operating margin growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DQ stock.

Intersil Corporation Class A (ISIL) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. Intersil Corporation Class A designs and manufactures high performance analog semiconductors. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ISIL stock.

This is a strong week for Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (RTEC). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of high-performance process control equipment used by semiconductor device manufacturers. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RTEC stock.

FormFactor, Inc. (FORM) improves from a B to a A rating this week. FormFactor, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures advanced semiconductor wafer probe cards. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth, earnings revisions, and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FORM stock.

Himax Technologies, Inc. Sponsored ADR (HIMX) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Himax Technologies, Inc. Sponsored ADR designs and manufactures integrated circuits. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HIMX stock.

This week, Sevcon, Inc.’s (SEV) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Sevcon, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services solid-state products which control motor speed and acceleration for battery powered electric vehicles in a number of applications. The company also gets A’s in sales growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SEV stock.

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (MX) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures mixed-signal and digital multimedia semiconductors. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MX stock.

This is a strong week for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Sponsored ADR (SMI). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Sponsored ADR manufactures, trades, packages, tests, and provides computer-aided design integrated circuits. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMI stock.

This week, GigPeak, Inc.’s (GIG) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. GigPeak, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer of electronic engines for the optically connected digital world. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GIG stock.

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