RF Micro Devices, Inc.

  • The Market Hasn’t Recognized This Stock’s Potential Yet, but You Should

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, RFMD, SSNLF

    Radio frequency components maker RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD) has been growing at a rapid pace, but sadly, its share price performance so far this year does not reflect the same enthusiasm. The stock is up just 10% this year, significantly lagging the performance of the NASDAQ Composite index.

    One would be surprised at such a muted performance, especially considering that the company’s revenue in its recently reported first more »

  • Reasons to Buy These 3 Stocks

    By Brian Nichols - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: EW, FB, RFMD

    It has been a tough year for Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW). The stock has declined 24% in 2013 alone due to disappointing sales.

    Canaccord’s Jason Mills came out with a note on Monday saying that he expects the company to prevail in its German patent infringement suit against Medtronic. The analyst also upgraded the stock with a “Buy” rating and a $85 price target.

    Edwards Lifesciences is a medical more »

  • Is Sky the Limit? Not for This Company

    By Nick Chiu - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: RFMD, SWKS, TQNT

    Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) is the company that turns complexity into simplicity by offering analog and mixed signal semiconductors, enabling wireless capabilities. Skyworks continues to benefit from the proliferation of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) in Europe, Asia, and North America, as well as the strong growth in tablets. As the company continues to transform its product mix toward highly customized solutions, Skyworks continues to diversify and expand into multiple markets.

    Recent more »

  • This Is 'The' Stock to Profit From the Mobile Revolution

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 26, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, QCOM, RFMD, SSNLF

    What do you expect from a company that is right in the middle of the mobile device revolution? Rapid growth, estimate-topping numbers, presence inside the hottest mobile devices, and the potential to get better -- these would be some of the things that would come to your mind. Well, I have the perfect candidate for you that satisfies all these yardsticks.

    Although the stock hasn’t done great so far this 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 »

  • A Small-Cap Chip Maker With Upside Potential

    By Daniel James - March 29, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, QCOM, RFMD, SWKS

    The biggest story in tech, if not in business, over the last few years has been the smartphone war between Samsung and Apple, as these two giants have been duking it out for dominance of this huge market. Yet, companies that are lucky enough to count these two among their clients are uniquely positioned to profit whoever wins the war. Most articles on this subject focus on the larger chip more »

  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Is Skyworks the Perfect Stock?

    By Fani Kelesidou - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: RFMD, SWKS, TQNT

    If investors had a magic mirror that could give them the answer to the question "which stock is the perfect stock?", then investing would have been a piece of cake. But, in the Wall Street world it does not work like that. It takes time and effort to find a stock that is worth your money.

    In my quest for a compelling investment opportunity, I stumbled upon Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKSmore »)

  • Here ends your search for the perfect stock!

    By rakesh jaiswal - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BRCM, CMGE, GOOG, QCOM, RFMD, SWKS, TXN


    Qualcomm(NASDAQ: QCOM) specializes today in chip design, and in making its patented technology an integral part of each new generation of phones and mobile base stations most of which are used in a range of mobile computing devices manufactured by Apple, Google and Samsung among other big names. Wireless Intelligence estimates that the number of 3G users will reach 2.8 billion by 2014. This means that the company more »

  • Four Noteworthy Analyst Calls

    By Brian Nichols - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, PSE, RFMD, PAY

    An analyst’s call can be a major catalyst for movement in a stock. In the past I have written in detail about such subjects, as a call can often create a domino effect of revised outlooks and either buying or selling of a stock. In this piece I am looking at four stocks that traded with excessive volatility thanks to the notes issued by analysts; these are calls worth more »

  • 2013 Is The Year of Cree

    By Josef Ray Dagatan - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, RFMD, LEDS

    Many stock experts concluded that Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) is one of the companies that will make an impact this year.  Cree is based in the Bull city of Durham, North Carolina. The company manufactures semiconductor materials and devices. Cree is also an innovator in the lighting industry, as it is a leading organization in research in that field. One of Cree’s most notable achievements is its advancement in the more »

  • This $5 Stock Is the Key to Unlock Smartphone Riches

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, NOK, RFMD | Editor's Choice

    What’s the best way to benefit from the smartphone wars? Some would say invest in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), some might suggest Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY) or Nokia (NYSE: NOK), and many would say that Samsung is the best way to play the smartphone revolution. In light of the highly polarized views and opinions in the smartphone arena, an investor would probably choose one of the options and hope more »

  • Want to Profit From the Smartphone Wars? Check out This Stock

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, NOK, RFMD | Editor's Choice

    There are some component suppliers that are Apple derivative plays in the true sense of the word, while there are some that are made to look like Apple plays by analysts to garner more hits, even though their relationship with Cupertino is just the tip of a big iceberg. One such company is RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD), a maker of radio frequency components that has reinvented itself successfully and more »

  • OSI Systems and Its Commitment to Safer Air Travel

    By Josef Ray Dagatan - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: CSRE, ENTG, OSIS, RFMD

    It has been another good fiscal year for specialized-electronics provider OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS), as it reported another stunning 21% boost for its fiscal 2012’s revenue. This is OSI Systems’ third annual increase, with sales amounting to approximately $793 million at the close of fiscal 2012. With the company’s first quarter of fiscal 2013 boasting revenue growth to $182 million, OSI Systems is confident that it will announce more »

  • A Stock Under $5 Which You Shouldn’t Miss

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, RFMD

    It’s a pity I didn’t make an Outperform CAPS call on chipmaker RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD) almost four months back even though I was quite sure that the company was headed higher. Since my last post on RF Micro, it has gained an impressive 20% in just under 4 months and looks set to get even better.

    Gone are the days when RF Micro was suffering due more »

  • Keep an Eye on this Beaten Down Chipmaker

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 2, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, NOK, RFMD

    Companies meeting expectations on earnings but faltering on outlook has been a common feature this earnings season. And sometimes, we have seen some nice value plays open up. Last week, RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD), a maker of radio frequency (RF) chips, took the same route. Although the company did well to match analyst expectations, a glum outlook for the current quarter sent the stock packing.

    But being a component more »

  • Amazon is Overvalued and on the Wane: Part II

    By Kevin Flynn - May 25, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, RFMD, CRM, VMW, WMT | Editor's Choice

    In my last post, on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN),  whose stock recently rallied on the back of a positive earnings surprise, I discussed some of the myths circulating to justify the stock's nosebleed valuation (185 times trailing earnings).

    The online retailer does not deserve that multiple, and does not have a bright future. Here in Part II, we'll look at some facts about the company and crunch some numbers more »

  • Is RF Micro Devices Ready to Takeoff?

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 25, 2012 | Tickers: RFMD, SWKS

    Radio frequency components maker RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD) posted mixed results in the fourth quarter. The company managed to trump the Street’s revenue estimates but fell short on bottom line expectations.

    Let’s take a look at the quarter that was and what lies in store for RF going forward.

    A snapshot of the quarter

    Revenue slid roughly 12% to $188 million in the quarter from the year more »