Semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and broader electronics demand. In a wider sense, semiconductor and tech stocks are considered to be leading indicators for the markets in general. A strong rally in the tech sector pushed many of these companies to new highs, but with the current state of affairs with China, semiconductors will have to rally again if markets want to hit new record levels.
The June 28 short interest data have been compared with the previous report. Short interest in most of these selected semiconductor stocks increased.
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) saw its short interest decrease to 55.92 million shares. The previous level was 55.99 million. Its shares were trading at $48.21 Thursday morning, in a 52-week range of $42.36 to $59.59.
The number of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares short rose to 113.59 million from the previous reading of 111.48 million. Shares recently traded at $33.79, in a 52-week range of $15.72 to $34.30.
Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) saw the number of its shares short rise to 23.28 million from the 18.87 million reported in the previous period. Shares were changing hands at $74.36, in a 52-week trading range of $49.10 to $90.34.
Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) increased to 17.32 million shares. The previous reading was 14.86 million. Shares were trading at $44.72, in a 52-week range of $28.79 to $50.39.
Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) saw its short interest grow slightly to 42.98 million shares from the previous reading of 42.80 million. Shares were trading at $42.90, in a 52-week range of $28.39 to $58.15.
And the short interest in Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) increased to 6.96 million shares from the previous 6.32 million. Shares were last seen at $274.50, in a 52-week range of $197.46 to $323.20.