Fairchild Semiconductor International

  • This Semiconductor Company Can Bounce Back

    By ANUP SINGH - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: FCS, MCHP, TXN

    Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) has been going downhill this year, with the stock down by 14%. The company's stock has experienced two steep declines year-to-date, as its results have failed to appease Wall Street.

    Fairchild recently declared its 2Q results. Let’s takes a look at how the most recent quarter went and what the future holds for Fairchild.

    Declining business

    In the second quarter, overall global PC more »

  • An Underperforming Stock That You Shouldn’t Sell

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FCS, SSNLF

    Around the end of April, I’d suggested that readers take a look at chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), primarily a supplier of power management chips. The stock was trading pretty close to its 52-week low when it posted a loss while the Street was looking for a profit. However, it had issued bright guidance, and it looked like its end-markets were picking up steam and orders were flowing in more »

  • It’s Time for This Company to Prove its Mettle

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FCS

    When chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) was trading near its 52-week low around three months back, I’d suggested that investors keep an eye on it since the company’s business was gradually getting better. However, I hadn’t expected the stock to bounce back all of a sudden, and as such, its appreciation of around 20% since then comes as a surprise to me.

    But, the big question more »

  • Royce Funds Likes Out Of Favor Tech Plays

    By Reuben Brewer - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: FCS, IRF, TER

    Whitney George of small-cap value-focused Royce Funds recently wrote about finding value in a challenging market. He pointed out the technology space, particularly the unloved pick and shovel type companies that support the “cloud.”

    Bottom Up

    George is Royce Funds co-chief investment officer, partnering with company founder Charles Royce. The duo are steadfast in their approach, no matter what the market is doing. This can lead to periods of underperformance more »

  • Don’t Miss This Stock Trading Near its 52-Week Low

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FCS, SSNLF

    Looking for a stock that’s trading close to its 52-week low with opportunities for improvement? If yes, then take a look at Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS). The company missed earnings estimates in its recently reported first quarter, but management’s commentary over the conference call suggests that things could improve as the year progresses.

    Better days ahead

    Fairchild’s business is steadily gathering momentum and this reflected on more »

  • This Stock Might Spike After Earnings

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FCS

    Chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) hasn’t done anything of note so far this year, as the stock is currently sitting at the same price where it was when 2013 began. While this must be frustrating for investors, it can also be thought of as an opportunity to accumulate more shares before the journey north begins.

    Fairchild is slated to release its first-quarter earnings on Apr. 18, and the more »

  • This Stock Might Spike After Earnings

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FCS

    Chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) hasn’t done anything of note so far this year, as the stock is currently sitting at the same price where it was when 2013 began. While this must be frustrating for investors, it can also be thought of as an opportunity to accumulate more shares before the journey north begins.

    Fairchild is slated to release its first-quarter earnings on Apr. 18, and the more »

  • This Stock Might Spike After Earnings

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FCS

    Chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) hasn’t done anything of note so far this year, as the stock is currently sitting at the same price where it was when 2013 began. While this must be frustrating for investors, it can also be thought of as an opportunity to accumulate more shares before the journey north begins.

    Fairchild is slated to release its first-quarter earnings on April 18, and the more »

  • A Semiconductor Stock Outperforming Its Fundamental Value?

    By Declan Fallon - February 8, 2013 | Tickers: ADI, BRCM, FCS, TXN

    The November rally has been good for nearly every sector in the market.  Bull economy sensitive sectors, like Consumer Discretionary, have been leading from the front.  But one of the sleeper hit sectors from November has been the semiconductor index.  Semiconductors have been steadily outperforming the Nasdaq 100 for a number months, and show no signs of slowing down.

    One stock that has enjoyed solid price growth on excellent volume more »

  • This Solid Semiconductor Stock Is Worth a Look

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CRUS, FCS

    When I’d first taken a look at Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) almost six months ago, I was convinced that it would turn out to be a good investment. Since then, the stock has gained almost 20% and there are signs that it could do even better going forward.

    Holding steady

    Fairchild’s recently-reported fourth-quarter results weren’t spectacular, as it missed top line estimates and met on the more »

  • What Are Hedge Funds Buying Right Now?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: ADT, CBOU, CPWR, FCS, WWAV

    We follow hedge fund activity in 13D and 13G filings so that we can get the most up to date information on how hedge funds are buying large percentage stakes in publicly traded companies (unfortunately, this generally limits the companies in question to small and mid caps). These picks from hedge fund managers can be reviewed, and investors can decide whether or not to buy the stock as well if more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin Just Bought This Tech Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: ADI, FCS, MRVL, NXPI, TXN

    At the beginning of October, billionaire Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group owned 3.3 million shares of Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS), a $1.9 billion market cap designer and manufacturer of integrated circuit products. This was over five times what the large hedge fund had owned three months earlier, suggesting that Griffin and his investment team were bullish on the stock (see the rest of Griffin's stock more »

  • Keep Your Eyes on This Apple Supplier

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, FCS, INTC

    Four months back, I had turned my attention towards a company known as Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) for the first time, as I believed that the stock was ready for a breakout. Today, when I look back, I see that Fairchild is stuck at the same place and signs of a breakout are no where in sight.

    What Gives

    The company posted dismal third-quarter numbers last month. Revenue dropped more »

  • Are These Companies Awful or What?

    By Chris Hodge - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: LNT, EFII, FCS, HOLX

    This isn't going to be a nice article. So if you own any of the companies listed herein, I apologize for everything I'm going to say. But if I could've gone back and warned myself of some of the awful holdings I've had in the past, I would've definitely done so. Consider this tough love -- these companies are still around to the best of my more »

  • 3 Stocks Rising With Apple's Tide

    By Karen Rogers - August 28, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, CRUS, FCS, QCOM

    If you’re not in the market to plunk down $665 dollars for just one share of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock, be of good cheer.  Now even small investors can position themselves in the market to take advantage of the upcoming iPhone 5 release.

    Apple sold 37.04 million iPhones during1Q12, and each one of those phones required a plethora of suppliers to keep Apple’s production line moving.  By 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 »

  • Following 5 New Jim Cramer Buy Ideas

    By Robert Fisher - January 31, 2012 | Tickers: BIIB, BWA, FCS, UNP, WY

    Stock market specialist Jim Cramer recommended that you buy these five stocks one month ago on his January 9th and 10th episodes of Mad Money.  In this article, I analyze his picks on a relative value basis and analyze each stock's performance since Mr. Cramer's recommendation.

    Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP): When Jim Cramer recommended this stock a month ago it was at $109.49 per share and today more »

  • Cheap Technology With a Built-In Price Floor

    By Tom Gibbs - January 20, 2012 | Tickers: AVX, FCS, IRF, KEM, ONNN, VSH, VPG

    Despite the recent 27% run-up in price since the first trading week of this year, Vishay (NYSE: VSH) shares are still down almost 38% from their late-April 2011 high.  As a leading manufacturer and supplier of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, VSH and close competitors have experienced most of the negative economic downturn effects to which the industry is prone.  Average quarterly revenues during trough periods (Q4 2008 - Q3 more »