Cypress Semiconductor

  • Why You Should Invest in Microcontrollers

    By Damon Churchwell - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, CY, FSL, MCHP

    If you are interested in semiconductor stocks but want companies with somewhat less volatile earnings profiles, makers of microcontrollers may be a good choice. Microcontrollers (MCUs) are programmable, embedded "systems-on-a-chip" that are being utilized by an increasing number of industries, from autos and appliances to portable electronics. My basis for believing their profits will be less volatile is a rising adoption of these products by manufacturers across the globe.

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  • This Stock Desperately Needs a Turnaround

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CY, GOOG

    The first half of the year is firmly behind us and there have been a few companies that haven’t done well. As such, the upcoming earnings season will be quite crucial for them as they would look to provide some impetus to their business and the stock price. Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) is one of such companies.

    With the stock having gained a meager 4% this year and more »

  • Buy the Smartphone Chip Suppliers

    By Victor Selva - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: AMAT, BRCM, CY

    With growing demand for smartphones and tablets, chipmakers providing the circuits for these technologies should considerably benefit. Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY), Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT) are three companies that are particularly strong in this area of the semiconductor industry and are, therefore, worth our attention –and money-. Let’s take a closer look at them:

    Cypress: A leadership position 

    Opinion about Cypress is divided amongst analysts more »

  • Avoiding This Stock Is in Your Best Interests

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CY, SSNLF

    Well, it wasn’t to be. After enjoying a rally over the past two months, shares of chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) plunged after the company failed to bundle its first-quarter results with a good enough outlook. And with that, all hopes of a turnaround that Cypress has been harboring since the year began got quashed.

    As I’d stated in the earnings preview, the stock had rallied on the more »

  • Can This Stock Extend Its Rally Post Earnings?

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CY, SSNLF

    The third week of April will see a number of companies reporting results. Some will provide positive momentum to their stock price with solid numbers and/or a decent outlook, while some will be gunning for a turnaround in their fortunes. Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) falls in the latter category, as the company looks to do better in 2013 after crashing 36% last calendar year.

    Cypress reports first-quarter results more »

  • Can This Stock Extend Its Rally Post Earnings?

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CY, SSNLF

    The third week of April will see a number of companies reporting results. Some will provide positive momentum to their stock price with solid numbers and/or a decent outlook, while some will be gunning for a turnaround in their fortunes. Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) falls in the latter category, as the company looks to do better in 2013 after crashing 36% last calendar year.

    Cypress reports first-quarter results more »

  • Can This Stock Extend its Rally Post Earnings?

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CY, SSNLF

     The third week of April will see a number of companies reporting results. Some will provide positive momentum to their stock price with solid numbers and/or a decent outlook, while some will be gunning for a turnaround in their fortunes. Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) falls in the latter category, as the company looks to do better in 2013 after crashing 36% last calendar year.

    Cypress reports first-quarter results more »

  • These 3 Semiconductor Stocks at Risk of Sell-off

    By Chris Lau - March 30, 2013 | Tickers: CY, NVDA, RFMD

    With the first quarter of 2013 closing, North American markets returned a positive double-digit return. This will invite investors on the sidelines to pour money into equity markets, but the reaction should be the opposite. Investors need to exercise caution. In the technology sector, the Nasdaq 100 (equal-weighted) was up 11.36% in the quarter as measured by its ETF (QQQE). When the weight of Apple is considered, as measured more »

  • These Semiconductors Shall Lead

    By Joe Sabatucci - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: CY, INTC, MRVL

    There are several "boom bust" industries which periodically present great opportunities in the market. As a long time investor in the great dividend paying business Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), I follow the semiconductor industry which has certainly has seen its rocky times. In late 2010, this sector had seen nice growth, but had been busted by the end of the year due to excessive PC inventories as the public started switching more »

  • 4 High Yielding Tech Stocks to Buy

    By Mark Holder - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: CA, CY, INTC, STX

    After years of weak stock returns and strong cash flow generation, tech stocks have become the new high yielding asset class. In the old days, tech stocks didn’t even pay dividends, but now investors can find a solid selection of high yielding tech stocks. Even the great Apple now provides a dividend yield in excess of 2%.

    The following high yielding tech stocks all provide yields in excess of more »

  • This Beaten-Down Stock is Gunning for a Turnaround, but Can it Execute?

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, ATML, CY

    Note: This post included inaccurate information about the company's book-to-bill ratio. It has been corrected.

    After being beaten down mercilessly in 2012 where it depreciated almost 36%, mixed-signal and programmable solutions company Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) is finally offering hope to investors for a better year ahead. But is a rebound really on its way or will it turn out to be another disappointing year for Cypress? Let’s more »

  • Three Good Stocks to Consider with Notable CFO Buys

    By Anh HOANG - November 12, 2012 | Tickers: CY, MPC, MJN, MPLX

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an important position in a corporation. The CFO is responsible for financial planning and financial risk management for a company. As it can be considered as a financial gatekeeper, the majority of CEOs need CFOs advice on a corporation’s strategy.  In the stock market, insiders’ actions are an important signal for investors to buy or sell stocks in the company.  Because of its importance more »

  • Atmel: A Stock to Look Out For

    By Cecil Sales - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: ATML, CY, TXN

    The semi conductor sector has a lot of huge players, like Intel and TSM, who specialize in micro processors and related hardware. Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML), on the other hand, is a semi conductor company that deals with something else; micro controllers. In today’s radically advancing technological arena, these micro controllers play a very important role. One specific micro controller that was hugely responsible for these changes is the capacitive more »

  • Is the Semiconductor Industry Worth Owning a Piece of?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 25, 2012 | Tickers: CY, INTC, MCHP, QCOM, TXN

    Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN) is quite the global economic bellwether, with products that are used in virtually all electronics equipment, from cellphones to calculators. However, is Texas Instruments’ decreased revenues and earnings guidance a sign to sell the semiconductor space?

    Fund interest for Texas Instruments remained relatively flat for the company during 2Q, with the exception of Jim Simons, who took a new position of 1.6 million shares. Otherwise more »

  • Stay Away From This Semiconductor Stock…For Now

    By Harsh Chauhan - October 20, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, CY, NVDA

    It seems like “macroeconomic concerns” will be the most commonly used defense by companies this earnings season, especially those in the semiconductor industry. Out of the few semiconductor stocks that I have covered so far this month, all of them have cited global concerns as the reason behind their predicament.

    While some companies are actually correct in blaming the current economic conundrum for their woes, some also use this ruse more »

  • 4 Stocks with Growth & Income to Buy Now

    By Chad Henage - October 3, 2012 | Tickers: AMAT, CY, INTC, MCHP

    For many investors finding the right balance of growth and income in their portfolio is a challenge. If you are too aggressive with growth stocks, you can find a big chunk of your portfolio can be washed away with a change in market sentiment. If you are too conservative, you might fall short of your goals for your longer-term net worth. The best of both worlds is hard to find. However, one way I've found to discover stocks that are both growing and produce income is through the use of a stock screener. Not surprisingly one of my favorites is The Motley Fool CAPS Screener. I recently ran a screen for stocks that paid a yield of at least 3%, had either a 4 or 5 star rating (the two highest) from the CAPS community, and were in the “electronics” industry.

  • Why Does Billionaire Kenneth Griffin like ON Semiconductor?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 5, 2012 | Tickers: ADI, CY, LLTC, MXIM, ONNN

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ONNN) on Tuesday. Citadel Investment Group now owns 23.2 million shares of the company, up from 5.9 million at the end of March.  During the first quarter of this year, Ken Griffin’s Citadel reduced its stake in the stock by nearly 60 percent (you can view Citadel’s portfolio here). The more »

  • Is Fairchild Ready for a Breakout?

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 24, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, CY, FCS

    The name Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) might not sound very fashionable to you. It might not be a very well known smartphone derivative play like many of its semiconductor industry peers who are riding the mobile computing boom. But, it’s worth taking a look at as it might be getting ready to jump onto the bandwagon pretty soon.

    The company’s recently reported second quarter might not appear more »

  • Cypress isn’t Worth Your Money Yet

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 24, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, CY, NVDA

    Maker of touchscreen controllers and other mobile computing chips, Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY), was hammered last week after posting mixed results and coming short on guidance. The company failed to meet the Street’s top line forecast but managed to meet on the bottom line. However, like we have seen with many others this quarter, Cypress held “macroeconomic concerns” responsible for the light outlook.

    Fool analyst Seth Jayson has already more »

  • Cypress Semiconductor: Could Benefit from "Surface" Tablet Success

    By John Mylant - June 27, 2012 | Tickers: CY, MSFT, RMTR

    For most of the past year, Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) has sailed into headwind after headwind. There is a good possibility, however, that the winds may be changing. 

    We can look at the stock on a chart and see how it peaked in mid February. From there it started a bearish trend to where it trades today at $12.51.

    What I find interesting is that an analyst, Sterne Agee more »

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