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Can Skyworks Keep Up Its Robust Stock Performance?

Skyworks Solutions Inc. has been one of the outright best performing S&P 500 stocks so far in 2015. Even farther back, over the past year, the stock has in fact grown about ...
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Two Very Different Analyst Views Ahead of Micron Earnings

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) may have been an incredible growth stock in 2013 and 2014, but the chipmaker is now among the worst performing S&P 500 stocks so far ...
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Despite Huge Chip Plunge, Deutsche Bank Bullish on 4 Stocks

During the massive selling this week, the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index, or the SOX as it is called, fell 4.6%, the largest one day drop since October 10 of last year. ...
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How Intel and Micron Want to Dominate NAND

New developments in flash memory may have colossal implications within the semiconductor industry as a whole, especially because it is a collaboration between two giants in the industry. Micron Technology ...
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Will SanDisk Ever Get Its Guidance Right Again?

With all the consumer electronics that are being bought and sold around the world, flash memory should be doing very well. SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) is the independent leader of ...
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Short Sellers Look Selectively at Major Semiconductor Stocks

The short interest levels have been published for the March 13 settlement date. Recent short interest moves show that investors are continuing to have a mixed sentiment on the semiconductor industry, after ...
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Merrill Lynch Says Buy These 3 Top Radio Frequency Chip Stocks

While the slowdown in personal computer (PC) sales, both in the desktop and laptop variety, put a severe crimp in the earnings estimates for chip giant Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), ...
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UBS Has Just 5 Chip Stocks to Buy Now

The semiconductor sector has had a very nice run over the past couple of years. Increased demand from everything electronic, including smartphones, tablets and personal computers (PCs) and laptops, has ...
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Are VTSS Shareholders Getting Enough?

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) announced Wednesday morning that it would be acquired by Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC). The definitive agreement carries an all-cash offer of $5.28 per share. The offer represents ...
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Despite Intel’s Woes, 3 Chip Equipment Stocks Look Tempting

In an announcement that surprised virtually nobody, Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) recently sharply lowered the company’s first-quarter earnings expectations by 7% due to weak corporate demand for desktop PCs. The ...
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PC Sales to Drop, Rock Chip and Windows Sales

As investor anxiety about Intel Corp.'s (NASDAQ: INTC) revenue rises, new research claims that personal computer (PC) sales will falter this year. If the forecast is accurate, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: ...
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Why Intel Fallout Is Muted in Key PC and Semiconductor Giants

Is there good news or bad news in the semiconductor and PC cycle sectors? Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) disappointed the market after revising its outlook lower for the first quarter ...
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Weak PC Market Drives Intel Guidance Much Lower

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has been one of the top Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks of the past year or more. In fact, it was the best-performing Dow stock of ...
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Short Sellers Losing Conviction in Major Semiconductor Stocks

The short interest data have come out for the February 27 settlement date. Recent short interest moves show that investors now appear to have mixed sentiments on the semiconductor industry, ...
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Qualcomm Using Higher Dividends and Buybacks to Compensate for Earnings

Just after the markets closed Monday, Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced that its board of directors approved a huge jump in the company’s buyback program. Qualcomm increased the share repurchase ...
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