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Cree's stock falls after profit and sales outlook cut, citing Huawei ban

Tomi Kilgore

Shares of Cree Inc. fell 6.0% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the chip maker cut its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook, citing the U.S. government's ban on business with China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. The company said it now expects adjusted earnings per share of 8 cents to 12 cents, down from previous guidance of 12 cents to 16 cents. Cree lowered its sales outlook to a range of $245 million to $252 million from prior guidance of $263 million to $271 million. The company said it had expected revenue for products and materials associated with Huawei's wireless infrastructure build out to be up to $15 million in the fourth quarter. Cree's stock has soared 39% year to date through Monday, while the S&P 500 has gained 15%.