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Chip stocks in broad rally after Micron beats on earnings, resumes some shipments to Huawei

Tomi Kilgore

Semiconductor maker stocks were broadly higher in premarket trading Wednesday, fueled by Micron Technology Inc.'s better-than-expected earnings and upbeat outlook, and after memory chip maker said it resumed some shipments to China's Huawei Technologies Co. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF rallied 2.4%, as all 22 of the 25 components that have traded ahead of the open gained ground. Micron's stock shot up 8.9% to pace the gainers. Among other more-active stocks, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rallied 3.4%, Nvidia Corp. rose 2.3%, Intel Corp. advanced 1.6%, STMicroelectronics N.V. hiked up 4.8% and Qualcomm Inc. tacked on 1.3%. Micron's stock had lost 19% over the past three months through Tuesday, while the chip ETF has lost 0.8% and the S&P 500 has gained 3.5%.