Cree, Inc.

  • Great Products, Terrible Investments

    By Timothy Green - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, P, TSLA

    One trap which investors sometimes fall into is buying the stock of a company because they like the company's product. A good product and a good investment are two very different things, and ignoring the bias created by being a customer can be difficult. Stocks like this tend to become dramatically overpriced, with loyalty and blind optimism driving up the stock price. Almost always these stock eventually come back more »

  • Invest in Energy Efficiency, not Alternative Energy

    By Jonathan Yates - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, CREE, FSLR, GE, HD, SHLD

    General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) recent sale of its solar panel technology to First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) is just the latest in a series of poor performances by entities in the alternative energy sector. First Solar also just reported a 70% drop in profits, which has its share price off almost 18% for the last week. What does continue to perform well, though, is the energy efficiency group.

    The global more »

  • Playing the LED Revolution

    By Dana Blankenhorn - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, LEDS

    Just as people like Michelle Bachmann are getting over their snit concerning the change from incandescent to fluorescent bulbs, Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are getting ready to rock our world.

    LEDs are basically silicon doped with impurities that light-up when current goes through them. They've been around for decades. You may remember the red LEDs in the movie Apollo 11. You may have bought an LCD TV screen, or more »

  • 4 Stocks Cashing in on the Trend Towards Social Responsibility

    By Brenda Johnson - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GIS, GOOG, NEE

    Social responsibility has never been more critical than now to potential investors -- now more than ever, social pressures create upward or downward movement on individual securities. It pays to keep a careful eye on the social networking streams to see what is "in," and what is "out." Four choices that are "in" and show no signs of losing social clout or financial steam are profiled below. 

    Modernizing breakfast, and beyond more »

  • Can This Stock Keep Lighting Up Your Portfolio?

    By Lee Samaha - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AYI, CREE, RBC

    North America's leading lighting company, Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI), delivered another good set of results for its recent third quarter, and spoke about its markets picking up.The stock offers a ‘back door’ way to play the increasing usage of LEDs in lighting solutions.If you like the construction industry and energy-efficient lighting, then Acuity could be a stock for you. Its prospects look positive, but is that enough more »

  • 3 Must-Have Semiconductor Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: AMAT, CREE, KLAC

    The global semiconductor industry will grow by 6.4% to $322.30 billion this year, compared to $303.02 billion last year. The key driver for this growth is the increasing demand for silicon. Therefore, being optimistic about industry growth, many companies are using innovative and efficient technology to increase their market share. Let’s analyze three companies that recently launched new products and are using advanced technology to boost more »

  • These Winners Should Continue Winning This Year

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GA, MU

    As 2012 was drawing to a close, I’d expected certain stocks to outperform the market in 2013 and had covered them in a series of articles last December. When I reviewed some of my picks at the end of the first calendar quarter of 2013, I found that some had exceeded my expectations while some hadn’t.

    However, those which hadn’t done well bounced back in Q2 and more »

  • 3 Under-the-Radar Tech Upgrades That You Should Note

    By Brian Nichols - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, RKUS, TXTR

    Aside from biotechnology, there is no other industry that can produce rapid gains more than technology. In this piece, I am looking at three such stocks that analysts recently upgraded, and that may be beneath your radar.

    Expensive But Rapidly Growing

    I sure wish I would’ve known about Textura (NYSE: TXTR) prior to today, as the company has doubled from its June 7 IPO price of $15. While you more »

  • Forbes Tech 25: The Unusual Suspects

    By Preetam Kaushik - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, CREE, INVN, IPGP

    The recently announced Forbes list of Fastest Growing Tech Companies of 2013 has familiar names at the top: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Apple.

    However, there are some unusual suspects standing out in the rankings, building exciting products for rapidly growing markets. So which are these companies, how are their market and financial prospects, and can they emulate some of their more famous counterparts topping the list?

    Fast growth in the future more »

  • There's Plenty of Room Left for This Stock to Advance

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GE, HD, PHG | Editor's Choice

    Shares of Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) are already trading 85% higher this year, but investors can still expect very attractive long-term gains from this stock based on the company's new technology and ongoing earnings growth.
    It's not an overly dramatic statement to say that Cree is literally reinventing the light bulb. The company specializes in highly efficient LED lighting and has recently come up with a new bulb that more »
  • Is Investing in Efficient Lighting a Bright Idea?

    By Wes Patoka - June 9, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GE, PHG

    Since the invention of the light bulb in 1880, there have been massive productivity increases worldwide. Having a source of light other than a candle gave people the opportunity to work or play after the sun set for the day. Thomas Edison’s Edison Illuminating Company was the first investor-owned electric utility. This utility later became General Electric (NYSE: GE), the only remaining Dow Jones Industrial Average component from the more »

  • 3 Tech Companies That May Help to Make Our Lives Better

    By Damian Illia - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, LLTC

    The semiconductor and related-products industry is one of great relevance for the technology field, but also, in our day-to-day lifestyle. As the world becomes “green,” concerns about energy consumption arise and those companies producing power-saving or energy-efficient products seem to be poised to outperform the market in the years to come. Although many companies have done well in this field over the last decade, going forward, Infineon Tech (NASDAQOTC: IFNNY more »

  • Will this Company Burn Bright?

    By Mark Morelli - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GE, HD

    Does innovation in a industry dating back to the 1800's pay?

    Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) certainly hopes so. It is betting on technology it has refined over the last quarter century to replace something that has been around since before the automobile--the incandescent light bulb.

    The company recently announced a breakthrough in its line up of light emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which allows the 40W model to be purchased more »

  • Are These Solar Bets Winners?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, CREE, ENPH

    Swiss industrial giant ABB  (NYSE: ABB) surprised markets by announcing a deal to acquire solar-inverter manufacturer Power-One for nearly $1 billion in cash. The offer price of $6.35 per share was a huge premium of 57% to Power One’s market price, and it was natural for the stock to get a boost after the deal came to public light. This is in contrast to the overall trend for more »

  • Are These 3 Neglected Tech Plays Worth Buying?

    By Chris Lau - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, IRBT, LXK

    The earnings season gives investors an opportunity to review the health of their holdings. The timing is especially important because there's a high probability that the markets will correct. Markets rose steadily since mid-November, 2012, and have yet to drop.

    The Nasdaq index, as measured by the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ), did dip 3% before nearly recovering those losses. The index is now trying to reach a peak it more »

  • How This Company Can Light Up Your Home and Your Portfolio

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GE, PHG

    Light-emitting diode (LED) company Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) did again what it does best -- report a solid quarter, beat estimates, and sound out a decent guidance. The company has been on a terrific run over the past few months, and there seems to be no stopping.

    As I’d stated in my earnings preview post, Cree is a stock which investors should consider buying irrespective of its quarterly results, as the more »

  • Brighten Your Portfolio With LEDs

    By Declan Fallon - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: CAJ, CREE, VECO

    The headlines are putting stocks into a mini-spin, although stocks will have to fall a long way for bears to claim any real victory. In this environment, it's all too easy to focus on the rally's big winners and watch profit takers nickle-and-dime such stocks lower. Better is to go looking for value in stocks which have avoided attention, but may be falling in sympathy with what's more »

  • Invest in This LED Stock for Long Term Gains

    By Shas Dey - April 21, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, PHG, MCHP

    Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) is a market leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, the company’s revenues increased 17% year-on-year to a record $316 million. Its quarterly net income also increased 26% year-on-year to $16.1 million. The stock was trading around $25 during that time, but this phenomenal performance led to a sudden more »

  • Ignore This Company’s Upcoming Results, It’s Destined for Greatness Anyway

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GE, PHG | Editor's Choice

    I had expected light-emitting diode (LED) maker Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) to light up in 2013, but the stock’s performance is worthy of even better adjectives. Cree has been on a trailblazing run, appreciating more than 60% so far this year as of this writing. It has successfully defied gravity and left analysts, who had remarked last year that Cree was priced for perfection, in awe.

    Come next week, when more »

  • This Industry Can Add Shine to Your Portfolio

    By Austin Higgins - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, PHG, SI

    The lighting industry has been changing in the United States. Due to government mandates, certain light bulbs can no longer be sold. These filament bulbs are being replaced by alternative light bulbs such as light-emitting diodes (LED). As the lighting industry continues to change, there are a few companies you can look at to capitalize on the changing industry.

    Challenging the old guard

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG) recently debuted more »

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