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  • Does Texas Instruments Make a Good Buy?

    By Mark Girland - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: QCOM, STM, TXN

    Anyone expecting Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) to have a very bumpy ride in 2013 will be sorely disappointed--the gradually-improving semiconductor space will not allow that to happen. Texas Instruments' second quarter results proved that the tech giant has no plans to go quietly into the night. If the company's business model continues to generate strong cash flows from operations, doubters will turn into believers.

    Texas Instruments' performance cannot be more »

  • Load Up on InvenSense Now

    By Mark Holder - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, INVN, STM

    Even after soaring following a great quarterly report and solid signals of signing up a major customer, InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) doesn’t appear to be gaining much traction on the stock market. The stock soared the first day of trading following the report, but it has sold over the days since the report.

    Even after surging to new 52-week highs, the motion tracking stock trades with a valuation of only more »

  • Should Intel Buy Its Way Into Mobile Devices?

    By Ken McGaha - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: CRUS, INTC, STM

    There is no question that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has long been established as the 800-pound gorilla of the personal and laptop computer industry. There is also no question that they were horribly slow in recognizing the need to gain entry into the mobile device market and have since struggled to gain momentum and market share in that space. With a new CEO committed to bold and decisive action, will Intel more »

  • The Business Outlook Just Got Better for These 3 Companies

    By Jacob Wolinsky - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: HD, RALY, STM

    While concerns regarding an abrupt halt to quantitative easing are running high, corporate results continue to paint an upbeat picture of reality. Home Depot (NYSE: HD), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Rally Software (NYSE: RALY) are some companies whose business prospects have started to look much better. Here is a closer look:

    Home Depot shattered analysts' expectations, posting a higher-than-expected 18.5% growth in profits, which reached $1.2 billion, in more »

  • More Bullish Sentiment for This Chipmaker in 2013

    By Anh HOANG - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: LSI, MRVL, STM

    Recently, Marvell Technology (NASDAQ: MRVL) reported impressive earnings results, handily beating analysts’ estimates. Right after the announcement, its share price experienced a nice rise of nearly 7% to $12.05 per share in after hours-trading. Marvell is in the portfolio of several famous investors including Joel Greenblatt, Whitney Tilson, David Einhorn, and Chuck Royce. Is Marvell Technology a good company for investors at the current price? Let’s find out more »

  • A Bargain in the Semiconductor Sector

    By Matthew Frankel - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: MRVL, QCOM, STM

    Marvell Technology (NASDAQ: MRVL) produces semiconductor products for the storage, mobile, and networking industries.  Shares of the company have done well lately along with most of the rest of the market, however shares are still well below where they were just a few years ago.  In fact, the current share price is about half of its 2012 peak.

    When a company like this trades inversely to the rest of the more »

  • This Stuggling Semiconductor Business Offers Huge Upside

    By Ted Cooper - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: MRVL, STM, TXN

    Technology companies come and go as new innovations create new companies and destroy old ones. As a result, investors in high-tech businesses tend to be quick to flee at the first sign of trouble. While this is sometimes a prudent move, investors have overreacted to Marvell Technology's (NASDAQ: MRVL) recent slowdown.

    Good risk/reward

    Marvell is a leading semiconductor company that operates in the wireless, storage, and networking markets more »

  • 2 Buys and a Sell as these Semiconductors Report Earnings

    By Chris Lau - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, ARMH, STM

    There are three technology companies that should be on the radar of investors. After reporting first-quarter earnings, shares of ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)(NYSE: STM), and Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) are up. In the last five days, the companies are all up approximately 13.8%, 14.4%, and 3.6%, respectively.

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    ARMH data by YCharts

    The quarterly results help investors differentiate good companies from the struggling ones. The more »

  • This Semiconductor Company Has Upside Potential

    By Shas Dey - April 27, 2013 | Tickers: QCOM, STM, TXN

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) has been on an upward trend since last October and has given investors a return of more than 20%. But, according to Gartner, global semiconductor revenue fell 3% to $297.6 billion in 2012, as compared to last year. It has also revised down its next year growth estimates to 4.5%. In the hugely competitive semiconductor market, this poses a threat to the long-term growth more »

  • How to Play Tech Without Exposure to the PC Business

    By Matthew Frankel - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MCHP, STM

    Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chips for the computing industry, having sold over 7 billion microcontrollers since 1990.  Although the overall market and tech sector have produced nice gains over the past year, Microchip has not, and is in fact just 25 cents over where it was a year ago.  With nice projected earnings growth in the years ahead, a nice cash more »

  • How to Play Tech Without Exposure to the PC Business

    By Matthew Frankel - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MCHP, STM

    Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chips for the computing industry, having sold over 7 billion microcontrollers since 1990.  Although the overall market and tech sector have produced nice gains over the past year, Microchip has not, and is in fact just 25 cents over where it was a year ago.  With nice projected earnings growth in the years ahead, a nice cash more »

  • How To Play Tech Without Exposure to the PC Business

    By Matthew Frankel - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MCHP, STM

    Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) in one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chips for the computing industry, having sold over 7 billion microcontrollers since 1990.  Although the overall market and tech sector have produced nice gains over the past year, Microchip has not, and is in fact just 25 cents over where it was a year ago.  With nice projected earnings growth in the years ahead, a nice cash more »

  • David Einhorn Sells This Chipmaker. Don't Worry!

    By Anh HOANG - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: LSI, MRVL, STM

    Recently, David Einhorn, one of the most successful hedge fund managers, has sold around 1.27 million shares in Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ: MRVL) at around $10.16 per share, with a total transaction value of around $12.9 million. David Einhorn has been publicly bullish on this chipmaker for several years.

    Should investors consider this sale as the change in his opinion about Marvell? Should we turn bearish on more »

  • This Chipmaker Is a Bargain, But Why?

    By Daniel James - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: CRUS, STM, TXN

    Building on a few of my recent articles on chipmakers, and in particular those that supply parts to smartphone manufacturers, I will examine in this article another relatively small firm that provides parts to Apple among other customers. Often regarded as a play on Apple itself due to the reported stranglehold the tech giant has on this supplier, Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) has suffered together with the world’s most more »

  • David Einhorn Sells This Chipmaker. Don't Worry!

    By Anh HOANG - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: LSI, MRVL, STM

    Recently, David Einhorn, one of the most successful hedge fund managers, has sold around 1.27 million shares in Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ: MRVL) at around $10.16 per share, with a total transaction value of around $12.9 million. David Einhorn has been publicly bullish on this chipmaker for several years. Should investors consider this sale as the change in his opinion about Marvell? Should we turn bearish on more »

  • This Chipmaker is a Bargain, But Why?

    By Daniel James - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: CRUS, STM, TXN

    Building on a few of my recent articles on chip makers, and in particular those who supply parts to smartphone manufacturers, I will examine in this article another relatively small firm who provides parts to Apple among other customers. Often regarded as a play on Apple itself, due to the reported strangle-hold the tech giant has on this supplier, Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) has suffered together with the world’s more »

  • Intel's Price Is Heading Up

    By Ron Chatterjee - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, BRCM, INTC, MRVL, NVDA, QCOM, STM

    Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC) stock price fell by around 21% in the last year. While the popular analysts' opinion is that Intel is a hold, let us dig deeper to know the full story.

    Looking at the price graph below, we can be certain that the stock price is currently below the average trend line. Keeping this in mind, it can be said that Intel's price should go up more »

  • What Does the Future Hold for Texas Instruments

    By Joel Gomes - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: QCOM, STM, TXN

    Texas instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) recently increased its revenue target from $2.69 - $2.91 billion to $2.80 - $2.91 billion, owing to better demand. Earlier, the company had complained of “weak demand” and tepid conditions in the Chinese and European economies. Furthermore, it exited the smartphone business and decided to wrap it up as early as Q2 2013.

    Recently Texas Instruments left the mobile business, and its CEO had more »

  • The Smart Gainers From the Smartphone Rally

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 31, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, QCOM, STM

    Without a doubt, smartphones are currently the holy grail of the consumer electronics market. As such, the market is full of many competitors, but a vast majority of profits are contributed by Apple – the company with a first moving advantage; and Samsung  – which capitalized on Apple's tracks. 

    In March, Samsung unveiled its latest offering in the form of the Galaxy S4. Meanwhile, other players that have been sitting on more »

  • Three High-Dividend Semiconductor Stocks

    By Shas Dey - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: ADI, ISIL, STM

    Income investment is one of the more popular investment styles, and not without reason. The primary focus in this investment style is to invest in stocks that provide a steady dividend income along with a reasonable scope for capital appreciation. However, creating a good income-based portfolio is not as easy as it may appear, because identification of the right stocks to invest in requires a lot more than just looking more »

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