Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

  • What to Expect From This Radio Frequency Chip Manufacturer?

    By tarun bachhawat - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, SWKS, SPRD, TQNT

    The Radio frequency (RF) chips manufacturer Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) has had some bad luck this year because despite three straight quarters of solid results, the company’s shares have appreciated only 10%. In the past, the company’s performance has been directly linked to Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) performance, as it was considered an Apple supplier and negative news regarding the iPhone was not well received by investors.

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  • The 4 Best Electronics Stocks for Your Money

    By Damon Churchwell - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: CRUS, IPGP, KLAC, SWKS

    For investors looking to benefit from the next phase of the smartphone proliferation era, or the expansion of other cutting-edge technologies for that matter, this article may serve as a guide. Indeed, an evaluation of the most attractive electronics stocks at this juncture with the assistance of the CAPS Community Screener turned up several semiconductor-related companies, along with a laser and amplifier company and a contract manufacturer. The parameters utilized more »

  • 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 »

  • This Stock Is Now Headed for the Sky, Don’t Miss It

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CHL, SWKS

    There was no doubt that chipmaker Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) would spring back to life in the second half of the year, and the company’s latest quarterly report and outlook indicate the same. Skyworks beat estimates in the third quarter and its outlook for the ongoing quarter was also ahead of Wall Street estimates.

    So, it is no surprise that the stock, which has been under pressure so far more »

  • Where to Invest for Carrier Aggregation

    By Nick Chiu - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: A, QCOM, SWKS

    Carrier Aggregation (CA) is one of the most fundamental and critical technologies used in cellular LTE-Advanced technology. Carrier Aggregation increases bandwidth and, thereby, increases bitrates. Recently, Carrier Aggregation achieved a few milestones, including the first complete network, SK Telecom, and the first smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A. There were also other developments, such as the first public demonstration of LTE Carrier Aggregation at Mobile World Congress 2013, provided by Qualcomm more »

  • This Stock Should Spring Back to Life in the Second Half

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, SWKS

    It’s been a very turbulent year for Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS). The maker of radio frequency (RF) chips has suffered from some bad luck as it has gained just 10% so far this year, despite posting two solid quarterly reports. The fact that it’s known more as an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) supplier has weighed on its performance and disturbed its momentum. Negative news regarding the iPhone 5 hasn more »

  • Is This China-Focused Smartphone Chip Maker Still a Bargain?

    By Sarfaraz Khan - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: QCOM, SWKS, SPRD

    Prior to releasing its first-quarter’s results, the Asia-focused baseband communication chips manufacturer Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ: SPRD) significantly increased its guidance for the second quarter. The company cited strong growth in low-cost smartphones in the emerging markets, particularly China. As a result, its shares rose by 21% in after-hours trading.

    Spreadtrum now expects revenue for the current quarter will increase by 42.9% to 47.1% from the second quarter more »

  • Tiger Cub Lee Ainslie’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, MTG, NVR, QLIK, SWKS

    By going through quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, we’ve found that their most popular small cap stocks outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year. We think that this is because large institutional investors (such as mutual funds) and the financial media tend to pay less attention to small cap stocks, which leads to them more more »

  • Avoid this Supplier as Apple Sales Decline

    By Chris Lau - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CRUS, NXPI, OVTI, SWKS

    Bearishness in Apple is creating an opportunity for investors interested in the company's component suppliers. When Apple traded below $400 intraday, the decline was based on worries from an analyst that the company had high iPhone channel inventories. Wal-Mart and AT&T also said they would cut the price of the iPhone 5 to $129 on a 2 year contract. Apple, along with suppliers, sold off in recent sessions 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.

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  • Three Mid-Cap Stocks To Keep An Eye On

    By Fani Kelesidou - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: HLF, SWKS, UTHR

    Though the S&P 500 is up nearly 12% year-to-date, keeping investors in high spirits, it's the S&P Mid-cap 400 that's really on fire. The index – which serves as a performance barometer for companies with a market capitalization in the range of $1 billion to roughly $13 billion- has been scoring eye-whopping returns for over 15 years now, bringing out the green-eyed monster in Wall Street's more »

  • Don’t Miss This Smart Way to Benefit From Growth in Connectivity

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, SSNLF, SWKS

    After struggling so far this year, radio frequency (RF) solutions provider Skyworks Solutions(NASDAQ: SWKS) second-quarter report and subsequent outlook might just provide the stock some much needed impetus. The company has been dogged by a plethora of negative news, ranging from Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) order cuts and falling iPhone demand to Qualcomm’s possible entry into the RF market.

    The stock has appreciated just 8% so far this more »

  • Keep a Close Eye on These Stocks This Week

    By Harsh Chauhan - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CRUS, SWKS

    Simply put, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has lost its wheels this year. The stock’s almost 24% down and something or the other is always present to compound its misery. With so many spotlights on it, every piece of news is magnified a hundred times and unfortunately, the positives have been hard to come by. It all started when the company disappointed the Street in January, and since then, there’s more »

  • Time to Check the Cupertino Supply Chain

    By Robert Hanley - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CRUS, SWKS

    Wall Street seems to be rethinking Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) prospects on a daily basis, despite Warren Buffett’s admonitions against short-term thinking.  The company has been at the forefront of the online all-the-time culture shift with its iPhone and iPad products, as well as its iTunes platform.  However, new and old competitors are always lurking around the corner and management seems to be hatching some grandiose plans, like a more »

  • Avago Could Be a Good Bargin, Here's Why

    By Nick Chiu - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: ADI, AVGO, SWKS

    For investors looking for a technology stock with solid fundamentals (high margins and revenue growth, strong ROE, and low debt/equity) and in demand products, Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO) could be a great investment. Avago Technologies, with a market cap of $8.60 billion, is engaged in manufacturing semiconductor products with an extensive portfolio with over 6,500 products, including RF amplifiers, RF filters, RF front-end modules, and many others more »

  • Time to Check the Cupertino Supply Chain

    By Robert Hanley - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CRUS, SWKS

    Wall Street seems to be rethinking Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) prospects on a daily basis, despite Warren Buffett’s admonitions against short-term thinking.  The company has been at the forefront of the online, all-the-time culture shift with its iPhone and iPad product franchises, as well as its iTunes content platform.  However, new and old competitors are always lurking around the corner and management seems to be hatching some grandiose plans more »

  • Why this technology stock worth a look? Increasing Dividend and Share Repurchase

    By Nick Chiu - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: ADI, AAPL, AVGO, SWKS

    For investors looking for a technology stock with solid fundamentals (high margins and revenue growth, strong ROE, and low debt/equity) and in demand products, Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO) could be a great investment target. Avago Technologies, with a market cap of $8.60 billion, is engaged in manufacturing semiconductor products with an extensive portfolio with over 6,500 products, including RF amplifiers, RF filters, RF front-end modules and many 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 »)

  • Finding Your Way Through the Wall Street Maze

    By Fani Kelesidou - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: NOV, RAVN, SWKS

    Discovering the next compelling candidate for a stock portfolio is not an easy task to fulfill. The financial world contains an unimaginably large number of data and investing tools. In order to extract wisdom out of them, investors often have to keep their nose to the grindstone. However, stock screeners can take some burden off investors' shoulders and provide them with intriguing investment opportunities in the blink of an eye more »

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