|Bid||33.96 x 800|
|Ask||34.04 x 2900|
|Day's Range||33.60 - 34.36|
|52 Week Range||28.39 - 64.66|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.41|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||3.10|
|Earnings Date||Jun 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||46.63|
Inevitably, reality sets in, and the market comes crashing down, as it did last year, taking Micron stock with it. Just look how much money some people lost, the bears say, in Micron's 50% decline from its 52-week high of $64.66, on June 1 of last year, to a recent $34.02. Things can get worse for Micron's earnings estimates, but that doesn't mean the stock will continue to crater.
The U.S. has rolled back some of last Sunday's restrictions on Huawei, giving the company a temporary reprieve. Regardless, I have learned from my industry sources that Huawei has likely increased (hoarded?) their component inventory levels substantially. Nobody is looking at Huawei's balance sheet and even if they did they probably couldn't find the inventory line as there are so many off balance sheet items that the Chinese typically use.
On May 16, the U.S. Department of Commerce put China's Huawei on the "Entity List" as a national security threat. This move escalates a government campaign against the Chinese technology company beyond banning its products from sale in America. It means U.S. tech stocks are prohibited from selling sensitive tech to Huawei. Several days later, Huawei was given a 90-day temporary reprieve, but the damage is already being felt throughout the tech sector.U.S. technology companies from chip makers to software providers are seeing their stock impacted by the Huawei ban. Some are being hit despite not being directly involved with Huawei -- the move has further ramped up a trade war between China and the U.S. and that brings the threat of boycotts and retaliatory tariffs. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them From Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), here are 10 tech stocks that are feeling the effects of the U.S. ban on Huawei.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Tech Stocks Walloped by the Huawei Ban: Intel (INTC)Source: Intel Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) sells processors to Huwaei for use in its laptops. Since the Huawei ban was announced on May 16, Intel stock has dropped. The company doesn't depend heavily on Huawei -- Bloomberg estimates that business is less than 1% of Intel's total revenue -- but losing it doesn't help.Especially when it comes just weeks after Intel lost Apple's iPhone business to Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and ended up abandoning its 5G mobile modem efforts altogether. Micron (MU)Source: Micron Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) is a U.S.-based semiconductor company. And it happens to supply the flash storage chips used in Huawei's popular smartphones, including the new P30 Pro. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend When the sales ban was announced, Micron's business with Huawei was effectively cut off. Even with the relief of the temporary 90-day reprieve, Micron stock has taken a hit, down 8% from Friday morning. Google (GOOGL)Source: Google Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google division is in the thick of the Huawei mess.Google doesn't stand to lose much revenue in terms of hardware -- its Pixel smartphones and Google Nest Home smart speakers don't really have a presence in the China -- but software and advertising revenue are another matter. When the Huawei ban was announced, Google pulled Huawei's Android license. New Huawei smartphones won't get stock Android and they won't have access to Google services. The prospect of the second largest smartphone maker in the world being severed from Google (cutting into Android licensing fees, Google Search ad revenue and Google Play revenue) has resulted in GOOGL stock sliding since last Friday. Tesla (TSLA)Source: Tesla TSLA has been on a dramatic downward trajectory all week, for many reasons that have nothing to do with Huawei. But Telsa stock is also feeling the indirect impact of the U.S. government's move. * 5 Cheap Stocks to Buy That Are $6 or Less As the trade war heats up between China and the U.S., the prospect of new tariffs on goods imported into China and the potential for Chinese consumers to boycott American-made goods -- including Tesla's electric cars -- have led to some analysts to predict TSLA could miss its 2019 sales targets by as much as 10%. Lumentum (LITE)Source: Lumentum American telecommunication company Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) primarily makes optical components used in commercial lasers and networking equipment.Huawei is also big in networking equipment (it was security concerns over the Chinese company's push to supply 5G networking infrastructure that kicked off this current crisis), and it buys Lumentum components. As a result, Lumentum stock's drop neared double digits on the day the Huawei ban was announced. Qorvo (QRVO)Source: Qorvo Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) is another U.S. semiconductor company, with a heavy involvement in wireless and broadband networking, including 5G.Half of the company's revenue comes from Chinese customers and in updated financial guidance released on May 21, Qorvo says 15% of its 2018 revenue came from Huawei. * 5 Large-Cap Stocks Getting Crushed in the Trade War With that Huawei revenue in jeopardy and the Chinese market in general being increasingly affected by the trade war, Qorvo stock has dropped over 9%. Corning (GLW)Source: Corning Corning (NYSE:GLW) isn't always thought of as a technology company. But the American glass maker's products are used in a slew of high tech applications.One of those speciality products is the Gorilla Glass used to protect the displays of smartphones. And Huwaei is a Corning customer. With the business of the world's second largest producer of smartphones in jeopardy, Corning stock has taken a tumble this week. Broadcom (AVGO)Source: Broadcom Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is another example of the tech stocks that have been negatively affected by the escalating trade war with China. * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy When Huawei was added to the Entity List, Broadcom announced it would stop selling components to the Chinese company. As a result, AVGO is down over 9% since the Huawei ban was first announced. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)Source: AMD Ordinarily, any time that a PC maker parted ways with Intel would be a big opportunity for Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and its increasingly popular Ryzen processors.That's not the case with the Huawei situation … AMD reportedly stands to lose 2% of its revenue by cutting off its business with Huawei. And the company could also suffer if increased tariffs hit its CPU and GPU business with other Chinese PC makers. AMD stock has taken a hit of as much as 7% since the Huawei ban was announced. Apple (AAPL)Source: Apple AAPL stock finds itself in a strange position with the Huawei ban. Any measures that hurt Huawei's ability to sell smartphones should benefit Apple Inc, opening an opportunity to sell more iPhones.However, Apple is very vulnerable to the overall trade war with China that Huwaei is a part of. Most of the company's iPhones are assembled in China. And although iPhone sales have been slowing in China, the Chinese market, is still an important revenue stream for Apple. If China were to retaliate and ban Apple products from being sold there, a Goldman Sachs analyst estimated Apple's profits could take a 30% hit. * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy So Apple joins the long list of tech stocks that are being impacted by the Huwaei sales ban, with AAPL down roughly 8% since Friday.As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post 10 Tech Stocks Walloped by the Huawei Ban appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Zacks Value Trader Highlights: Micron, Broadcom, NVIDIA, Lam Research and Vishay Intertechnology
Micron (MU) can add the resumed trade conflict between the US and China as another external factor contributing to concern over its stock. The company has shown promise in digging itself out of an intense hole caused by industry-level events largely out of its control. The DRAM and NAND market collapsed, as demand decreased and inventory increased, which caused revenue to drop on lower average selling prices. While the company seems to be turning around, renewed US-China fears have caused shares to plummet 20% this month, as Micron is heavily tied and invested in China. Yet, analyst Eric Ross of Cascend Securities remains optimistic, as he rates Micron stock his Buy along with a $50 price target, which implies nearly 50% upside from current levels. (To watch Ross' track record, click here)More than half of Micron revenue comes from China — $17 billion out of a total $30 billion in 2018 — which is at risk as the US and China continue to slap tariffs on each other. Naturally, if a Chinese tariff were to directly impact Micron, revenue and sales would surely decrease. But Ross isn’t too concerned on the China threat, as many expect the trade war to be only temporary. The analyst is more concerned about recovery. He says that “NAND is further along recover than DRAM,” with inventories down, while DRAM still sees high inventory. Ross expects DRAM prices to decrease 20% in the second quarter, but sees good news in “inventories...being burnt off.” But while customer inventory is being sold — and therefore new sales are stalling — Ross expects it to “take a while” for the process to take shape. On NAND, the analyst says Micron is a “bit more protected,” given its high-end solutions and higher-margins. But DRAM accounts for nearly two-thirds of Micron revenue, which puts the focus on its recovery for overall company performance. As it will take time for both markets to fully recover — especially DRAM — Ross says Micron “represents a good value play” only for investors that are “willing to wait a year to see significant returns.” All in all, as Micron’s industry historically ebbs and flows, not much blame was put on the company over its recent stock fall. Similarly, as China fears rise, many will have trouble directly blaming Micron. But as fears dissipate and the industry returns to normalcy, analysts see the stock as a buy. TipRanks analysis of 25 analyst ratings shows a Moderate Buy rating on Micron stock, with 13 analysts recommending Buy, nine saying Hold and three Selling. The average price target among these analysts stand at $53.42, suggesting the stock can rise nearly 60% from current levels. Read more on MU: * Micron (MU) Stock Remains a Long-Term Buy, Says Analyst * J.P. Morgan Remains Bullish on Micron (MU) Stock Following Investor Meeting * MKM Continues to Recommend Micron (MU) Stock; Here’s Why More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Love or Hate Aurora Cannabis (ACB) Stock, That’s Where the Money Is * Micron's (MU) Tech Roadmap Highlights Flattening Cost Curve, Says Analyst; Reiterates Neutral on the Stock * Time to Cash Out on Cannabis Stock Canopy Growth (CGC) * GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) Stock Could Run Much Higher Over Time
Let's look at what investors should expect from some of the more notable tech companies still left to report: Veeva Systems Inc. (VEEV), Workday, Inc. (WDAY), and Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW).
Ned Davis Research points out that Qualcomm had 67% of its 2018 revenue come from China, while Micron saw 57.1% of its sales come from the second-largest economy in the world. Investors trying to get a gauge on the state of U.S.-China trade relations should look at shares of big chipmakers like Qualcomm, Micron Technology and Broadcom, according to Ned Davis Research. The firm points out that Qualcomm QCOM had 67% of its 2018 revenue come from China, while Micron MU saw 57.1% of its sales come from the second-largest economy in the world.
Micron Technology’s earnings will be negatively affected by the Huawei ban, according to Needham. The stock is down more than 4%.
After 26 years, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper is shutting down his Appaloosa LP to outside investors. The Wall Street Journal has reported Tepper plans to return outside clients’ money as ...
Chip stocks continued their broad selloff Thursday, as investors feared that the U.S.-China trade war will last longer than previously expected. The PHLX Semiconductor Index slumped 2.2% in morning trade, with 29 of 30 components losing ground, as the S&P 500 declined 1.2%. The SOX, which has now shed 15.5% this month, has dropped below the 200-day moving average, which is widely followed as a tracker of longer-term trends, and is now in danger of the first close below that technical indicator since Feb. 4. Among the SOX's biggest decliners, shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. slid 3.6%, Micron Technology Inc. dropped 3.5%, Nvidia Corp. gave up 3.5% and Qualcomm Inc. shed 3.4%. The lone gainer was Cypress Semiconductor Corp.'s stock, which tacked on 0.5%. Analyst Vivek Arya at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said chip companies appear to be expecting some trade resolution by the third quarter, soon after President Trump meets with China's president Xi Jinping on June 28 to June 29. "Overall, we believe the U.S. holds significant leverage in the current trade war (semis perspective), and can continue to exert even more pressure (restrict additional Chinese customers) which should lead to some resolution," Arya wrote in a note to clients.
(Bloomberg) -- Appaloosa Management founder David Tepper plans to return money to investors, although the timing hasn’t been finalized yet.
US District Judge Lucy Koh made a ruling on the FTC's Qualcomm case, saying they did violate US anti-trust laws. The cyclical nature of the semiconductor business makes it very sensitive to economic factors.
BOISE, Idaho, May 22, 2019 -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) announced today that it will hold its fiscal third quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Stocks of companies that supply parts and services to Apple Inc. fell Wednesday. Among notable small-cap stocks of companies supplying Apple, two rose while 25 fell. R.R. Donnelley & Sons shares rose 15 cents, or 5.
Shares of Micron Technology Inc. slumped 2.6% in afternoon trade Wednesday, after CFRA analyst Angelo Zino turned decidedly bearish on the memory chip maker, citing concerns over DRAM prices and the U.S. ban on doing business with China's Huawei Technologies. Zino cut his rating to strong sell from hold, and slashed his price target to $32, which is 7.8% below current levels, from $46. He believes Wall Street consensus earnings estimates need to see "significant downward revisions," as DRAM prices appear unlikely to stabilize in the near term given "excessive" customer inventories, and given that Huawei is a relatively large customer of Micron. "While we applaud [Micron's] ability to improve its balance sheet in recent years, we are growing more concerned about the magnitude of a potential cyclical recovery given the aforementioned issues," Zino wrote in a note to clients. The stock has shed 18.5% over the past three months, while the PHLX Semiconductor Index has slipped 1.2% and the S&P 500 has gained 2.4%.
Wall Street closed sharply higher on Tuesday after the U.S. government provided temporary relief to Huawei Technologies, allowing it to import U.S. inputs for the time being.
U.S. stock futures are trading lower premarket. But, honestly, what's new? Down gaps are becoming a daily occurrence, only occasionally interrupted by an up gap. The headline for today is "the summer chop continues."Against this backdrop, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 0.31%, and S&P 500 futures are lower by 0.38%. Nasdaq-100 futures have shed 0.60%.In the options pits, overall volume levels fell off a cliff yesterday. Calls proved more popular than puts adding to 14.6 million contracts versus 11.8 million traded for puts.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe ebb in put demand sent the CBOE single-session equity put/call volume skidding to 0.57 -- a two-week low. The 10-day moving average finally rolled over, falling to 0.71.Options trading for individual stocks was a veritable snooze fest. Many of the companies that landed on the top ten list didn't even exceed their average daily volumes. Today we'll breakdown Kohl's (NYSE:KSS), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU).Let's take a closer look: Kohl's (KSS)Kohl's reported earnings on Tuesday and investors were not pleased by the results. The selling frenzy took KSS stock down 12.3% amid colossal trading volumes. By day's end, 26 million shares had changed hands, marking the highest volume session since January 2017. * 10 Small-Cap Stocks That Look Like Bargains With the downdraft, shares of the retailer now sit at an eighteen-month low, submerged well beneath all major moving averages. The gap places KSS in no man's land from a price chart perspective, and that makes it challenging to build out a trade. Perhaps the best play is to wait for some type of relief rally, then deploy bear trades when it fails.For a more in-depth view on the earnings numbers, go here.On the options trading front, traders gobbled up put options. Activity ballooned to 522% of the average daily volume, with 76,111 total contracts traded; 62% of the trading came from put options alone.Ahead of the number, options were anticipating a gap of $4.25 or 6.7%, so the 12.3% doubled expectations. Volatility buyers via straddles or strangles won the day. Implied volatility fell throughout the day, landing at 36% or the 29th percentile of its one-year range. Bank of America (BAC)The price chart of BAC stock provides little excitement. Even when it's trending, it lacks the sexiness of a tech stock. Unfortunately, it doesn't even have that going for it. Outside of the quick jump that kicked-off the new year, BAC has been stuck in a choppy trading range between $28 and $30. At present, it's basing at the lower end of the range.If you're inclined to trade it, I suggest cash flow plays like covered calls and naked puts. Directional trades are too hard right now.On the options trading front, traders favored calls over puts. Total activity came in slightly below normal at 98% of the average daily volume, with 234,336 contracts traded. Calls claimed 34% of the sum.Implied volatility slipped to 24% placing it at the 25th percentile of its one-year range. Premiums are quickly becoming cheap here. The expected daily move is 44 cents or 1.5%. Micron (MU)The recent trade war flare-up has proved particularly painful for semiconductors. Since topping out last month, MU stock has fallen 20% -- entering a Wall Street defined bear market in the process. Yesterday's market rally lifted the ailing chip company from the depths, for a day at least. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors Unfortunately, there's still plenty of overhead resistance and one up day does little to change the overall downtrend. More evidence is needed before the trend has turned higher.As far as options trading goes, puts were the hot ticket of the day. The total activity ended at 93% of the average daily volume, with 117,729 contracts traded. Puts accounted for 65% of the tally.Implied volatility dropped to 49% landing it at the 39th percentile of its one-year range. It's still high enough to make short premium strategies compelling. The expected daily move is now $1.11 or 3.1%.As of this writing, Tyler Craig didn't hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Check out his recently released Bear Market Survival Guide to learn how to defend your portfolio against market volatility. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors * 4 Tech Stocks Looking Vulnerable * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Hot IPO Stocks? Compare Brokers The post Wednesday's Vital Data: Kohl's, Bank of America and Micron Technology appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The S&P; 500 fell 9 points or 0.3% by 9:44 AM ET (13:44 GMT), while the Dow lost 90 points or 0.4% and tech-heavy Nasdaq composite was down 22 points or 0.3%.
Understanding the Impact of Trump’s Huawei Ban on US StocksHuawei banLast week, Donald Trump blacklisted Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies amid rising US-China trade tensions, restricting US companies’ transfer or supply of any