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  • 4 Tech Stocks for your Dividend Growth Portfolio

    By Karin Hernandez - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MXIM, MSFT, TXN

    If you've been paying any attention to the investing world lately, you surely know that dividend stocks have been an extremely popular choice for a couple of years now.

    The reasons for this are fairly simple: 1) income investors have been faced with incredibly low yields on bonds and CDs, and have been forced to look to stocks for cash flow, and 2) research has shown that certain stocks more »

  • Three Stocks On Which to Ride the Market’s Momentum

    By Michael Mandala - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: MXIM, NOK, TRST

    So far the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen over 15% year-to-date. This meteriotic rise has left many investors scratching their heads, wondering what to do next. One school of thought is to continue to look for equity positions that would ride the momentum upward. Another is to buy defensive stocks that would hedge against a market correction. I’ve uncovered three stocks that would cover both schools of thought more »

  • Don’t Worry Investors, Everything’s Going to be Alright

    By Michael Mandala - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: ACAR, ALR, MXIM, PST, TRST

    In the later part of the June 19 trading day, the markets adversely reacted to the Fed minutes, which stated plainly that if the economy continues to grow at the pace it currently is there should be a tightening of monetary policy going forward. Many investors, including hedge funds, mutual funds, and traders, have gotten used to the environment of “easy money” through the feeding tube of low interest rates more »

  • Semiconductor Stocks Ready to Bounce

    By Damon Churchwell - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: MX, MXIM, SMTC, SPRD

    Semiconductor companies typically are highly profitable behind solid product margins, while also tending toward volatility stemming from uneven demand trends. A well-timed investment can result in strong price appreciation for those willing to endure bumps along the road. There are certainly some opportunities at this time within the industry, based on several beliefs, including that the telecom networking and mobile device (smartphone) markets are poised for growth.

    Part of the more »

  • 3 Chip Makers to Benefit From the Latest Technology

    By Damian Illia - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: MXIM, NVDA, QCOM

    Within the tech segment, some chip and chip-related product manufacturers and designers look well placed to benefit from the booming smartphone and tablet industry. Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), and Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) are three companies that offer EPS consensus growth rates above 10% going forward, and come at reasonable valuations while also paying out bulky dividends. As the switch from older technologies to smartphones continues around more »

  • Consider These Under the Radar Tech Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - May 18, 2013 | Tickers: MXIM, MCHP, MOLX

    Income investors are in a tough spot. Because of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing quantitative easing program, interest rates are at historic lows. As a result, traditional fixed income products such as bank certificates of deposit or government bonds pay little interest. Even riskier fixed income assets, such as corporate bonds, have rallied considerably and now provide yields that are nothing to write home about.

    Consequently, many income investors have more »

  • Avalon Advisors’ Big Buys in the Fourth Quarter

    By Aubrey Tabuga - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: C, GS, MXIM, ORCL, PG

    Avalon Advisors Llc is an investment manager of wealthy families, foundations, endowments, and trusts. The firm, which manages $1.46 billion worth of assets as of the end of December 2012, is one of the top fee-only advisers whose competitive advantage is to bring its clients’ tax-efficient, risk-adjusted returns.  Let’s take a look at the investment manager’s huge buys for potential investment ideas.

    In the fourth quarter, Avalon more »

  • Mature Tech Stocks for Adult Investors

    By Nate Wooley - February 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, INTU, MXIM, QCOM

    Lost in all the media kerfluffle about tech earnings is a very real concept: the market for tech stocks, the buyers, are still treating those companies like they're kids. In turn, this makes the companies behave like they're still in the two-guys-in-a-garage phase. That makes for great mythology, but not so much for great companies. Sure, sometimes the returns are there, but often they're not.

    Am I more »

  • Is There Any Upside Left for These Semiconductor Stocks?

    By David Gould - February 3, 2013 | Tickers: ADI, MXIM, TXN

    While semiconductors offer a great way to diversify in technology, they are suffering from a plethora of problems right now. From market deceleration to inventory disruptions, investors should be focused on the downside, and yet the market has given several firms a premium multiple to the S&P 500. Is this warranted?

    What Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) Is Doing to Create Value

    Texas Instruments is the third largest producer of more »

  • Weak Outlook for Semiconductors, so Are These Multiples Justified?

    By David Gould - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: ADI, MXIM, TXN

    It has been a rough year for semiconductors. From natural disasters that disrupt supply chains to weak demand that diminishes labor productivity, investors should be focused on the downside catalysts. Despite this weak environment, the market surprisingly has assessed both strong and vulnerable producers alike with high multiples. Is this in any way warranted? Below, I review several stocks with this question in mind.

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN): A Giant more »

  • Is Intel a Buy for 2013?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MXIM, STM, TXN

    The shift in consumer patterns away from PCs and towards smartphones and tablets has been a big trend in the last few years. While Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) hasn’t been hit nearly as hard as fellow chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD), the stock is still down 16% in the last year, which is roughly the rate at which earnings declined in the third quarter compared to the same more »

  • 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks for Prudent Investors

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: AFL, ATI, MXIM, OXY, WR

    Value investors buy stocks of companies that appear to be priced below their intrinsic values based on financial metrics such as price-to-earnings ratios, price-to-book ratios, or dividend yields. A value investment strategy has proven to produce greater risk-adjusted returns than alternatives. Prudent value investors can attempt to achieve higher returns by uncovering undervalued companies that boast an appreciation potential and dividend payouts that provide current income.

    Nuveen Dividend Value Fund more »

  • Is Qualcomm Positioned to Give You Superior ‘Growth at a Reasonable Price’?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: BRCM, MXIM, NVDA, QCOM, TXN

    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) came in tenth on our list of top ten tech stocks loved by hedge funds (see our entire epic Top Ten here). Despite having a market value in excess of $100 billion, Qualcomm still has solid growth prospects. The semiconductor company is being driven by a solid increase in demand for high-end smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm reported solid results last quarter and management provided a strong outlook more »

  • Why You Should Buy This Risky, Expensive Stock

    By David Gould - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MXIM

    In light of all the innovation in technology end markets, semiconductors have exceptional demand to meet. In this environment, I recommend buying stocks based off of share gains, success in R&D, multiples, and exposure to high growth markets. With these factors in mind, I review several semiconductor stocks below.

    Avoid Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) for This Stock

    As anyone watching could tell you, AMD has been on a more »

  • 3 Mid-Caps with Huge Cash Flow

    By Chad Henage - October 29, 2012 | Tickers: CRUS, MXIM, SWKS

    In my opinion, there is nothing like a company with huge free cash flow. While analysts and many investors focus on earnings per share, free cash flow tends to be a better measure of what a company can return to shareholders. In most cases, companies use free cash flow for both share buybacks and dividends. Since both of these actions deliver value to shareholders, some investors start with free cash more »

  • 2 Semiconductor Stocks to Consider Buying

    By David Gould - October 22, 2012 | Tickers: ADI, MXIM, TXN

    Investors are encouraged to back the supplier of tech markets, semiconductors, if they are bullish on the sector as a whole. In my view, however, there is a wide variance of risk/reward profiles on the street.

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN): The Good And The Bad

    As one of the flagship semiconductor producers, TI is a good indicator of the health of the tech sector. For the year to date more »

  • Is Intel Surviving the PC Decline?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 19, 2012 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MXIM, STM, TXN

    With PC sales falling (market researchers have estimated an 8% drop over the last year), we certainly wouldn’t say it’s a good time to be Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). The company recently reported its results for the third quarter of 2012, in which its revenue decreased by 5% versus the same period last year; with Intel struggling to cut costs, earnings ended up down 14%. However, the reported numbers more »

  • 3 Tech Stocks To Consider, 2 To Avoid

    By Bill Edson - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MXIM, ONNN, TXN

    Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) dropped 12% after the announcement that current CFO Thomas Seifert will be leaving the company. Seifert had only been with the company for three years, but in the wake of recent upper management turmoil and a drop in sales he had become a reliable asset. If nothing else, he had the longest tenure of any C-level executive at the company. Investors had seen time and more »

  • Altera Versus Xilinx, The Battle for Specialized Semiconductor Supremacy

    By Douglas Ehrman - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: ALTR, LLTC, MXIM, NVDA, XLNX

    For the past decade or so, active traders have dabbled in combinations of semiconductor companies Altera Corp. ) and Xilinx Inc. ); sometimes on the long side, sometimes on the short side and sometimes as a market-neutral pair. Throughout that period, the factors that have driven the performance of one stock have been influential in driving the price of the other. Furthermore, in many cases, the universe of comps have also included more »

  • 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 »

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