Semtech Corp

  • 3 Semiconductor Stocks for You to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: MRVL, SMTC, SWKS

    Here's a look at some of the better semiconductor stocks at this juncture. The companies may be evaluated in terms of the end markets served and to what proportion, along with measures such as gross profitability that indicate the strength of their respective product portfolios. An overview of each entity, plus financial metrics that help illustrate their positive factors, and information on the share valuations, should assist investors in more »

  • 3 Technology Stocks You Want to Watch

    By Damon Churchwell - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: GLW, PLCM, SMTC

    Some companies with solid product lines that tend to be at the leading edge of their respective markets have seen their stocks slip of late, as earnings comparisons have been under pressure. That said, results, for many, are apt to turn positive be it in the current quarter or later this year. Their combinations of strengthening customer demand, along with fundamentally sound business models, ought to support rebounds in profitability 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.

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  • Earnings Previews of Two Acquirers

    By Damon Churchwell - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, SMTC, VFC

    Semtech's (NASDAQ: SMTC) buyout of Canadian firm Gennum last March had an immediate impact on its earnings. Despite the positive effect, the semiconductor maker’s profits probably slumped in its fiscal 2013 (ended in January). Still, Semtech is a resilient company, and the next 12 months look to be better in terms of bottom-line comparisons.

    Elsewhere, apparel producer PVH (NYSE: PVH) recently closed the purchase of fellow manufacturer the more »

  • Screening For 5 Star Growth Monsters

    By Chad Henage - March 23, 2012 | Tickers: SMTC, STM

    I routinely use the Stock Screener on Motley Fool CAPS. The screener allows me to look for certain characteristics, and I also get the benefit of the CAPS community's combined intelligence. There is a screen I run on a regular basis. I call it the zero debt, 5 star growth monster. Quite honestly the screen is tough enough that I usually only get a few companies, and sometimes none. Today this screen returned one name Semtech (NASDAQ: SMTC). The screen has the following parameters:

    1. 0 debt-to-equity ratio

    2. current ratio 2 or better

    3. revenue growth 20%+

    4. EPS growth 25%+

    5. return on equity 15%+