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Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital LLC President, says that if semiconductors can hold on to their gains and add to them in the next couple of weeks then “stocks may get the all clear green light for the next couple of months.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.
John Burke, President of Burke Financial Strategies, says semiconductors have been a great sector for a long time, but is experiencing some challenges lately with having too much inventory and the overall slowdown in China. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.
Semiconductor stocks proved to be important drivers of the broader technology sector's upside in 2018. Just look at the widely followed PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index, which is up 9.60% year-to-date. Investors looking to profit should consider semiconductor ETFs.Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) have recently been buoyed by a spate of bullish analyst commentary, including a round of upward price target revisions.[Editor's note: This story was previously published in September 2018. We're upping it in light of the recent strength in semiconductors.]InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOn the other hand, there are risks associated with semiconductor stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Late last year, Morgan Stanley waxed bearish on the semiconductor group:"Memory markets have worsened in recent weeks. For DRAM [memory chip], demand is weakening, inventory and pricing pressures are building, and vendors are struggling to move bits," according to Morgan Stanley. "In NAND [flash memory], there is just too much supply. Earnings risks are emerging from 3Q and our cautious view on memory is playing out."Semiconductor stocks and ETFs are also facing headwinds created by the U.S.- China trade war."The U.S. semiconductor industry will warn President Donald Trump's administration that curbs on exports of chips and equipment to China could damage American jobs," according to Nikkei Asian Review. * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher Of course, positive surprises are always possible and negative expectations are not etched in stone. But investors looking to make bullish chip bets can consider these seven semiconductor ETFs -- instead of risking their money in individual chip stocks. iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.47% per year, or $47 on a $10,000 investment.One of the largest semiconductor ETFs, the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) targets the aforementioned PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index. This is a cap-weighted fund, meaning it tilts toward the largest semiconductor stocks.Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), NVIDIA and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) are the three largest holdings in SOXX, combining for over 26% of the fund's roster. Fortunately for SOXX investors, this semiconductor ETF is not heavily allocated to Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), a stock that has been absolutely drubbed in recent sessions.The larger-cap weighting may help undercut some of the volatility in store for semiconductor ETFs and stocks if the U.S.-China trade war continues. VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.35% per yearIn general, semiconductor ETFs are focused funds and the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) is even more focused than rival SOXX. This semiconductor ETF is home to 25 stocks, compared to 30 in SOXX.Like SOXX, SMH is somewhat top-heavy, but there are some differences among the semiconductor ETFs' components. The VanEck fund devotes a combined 24.47% of its weight to Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and NVIDIA. * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside SMH's large allocations to semiconductor names like Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor put the fund front-and-center at demand trends for personal computers and related devices as well as mobile phones. SMH's top 10 holdings, a group combining for over 58% of the fund's weight, do not include Advanced Micro Devices. SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.35% per yearThe semiconductor ETFs mentioned above are cap-weighted funds, but the SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:XSD) is an equal-weight ETF, a strategy to consider for investors looking for exposure to mid- and small-cap semiconductor names.None of XSD's 34 holdings exceed weights of 5.79%. Additionally, this semiconductor ETF featured Advanced Micro Devices as its largest holding, a trait not widely found among funds in this category.Owing to the equal-weight methodology, XSD does not feature Intel nor Texas Instruments among its top 10 holdings, making this semiconductor ETF one to consider for investors looking to diversify away from some of the industry's largest names. Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF (PSI)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.61% per yearKeeping with the theme of semiconductor ETFs with non-cap-weighted methodologies, there is the Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF (NYSEARCA:PSI). PSI offers a truly smart beta approach to semiconductor stocks.The Dynamic Semiconductor Intellidex Index, PSI's underlying benchmark, evaluates "companies based on a variety of investment merit criteria, including: price momentum, earnings momentum, quality, management action, and value," according to Invesco.PSI's exposure to the quality and value factors, in particular, could be of use to investors at a time when analysts and market observers are concerned about the semiconductor industry's outlook into year-end. Additionally, semiconductor stocks are viewed as somewhat overvalued relative to broad equity benchmarks, so PSI's value exposure could be a trait to embrace. Twenty-seven percent of the fund's holdings are classified as value stocks. * 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon PSI's price-to-earnings ratio of 15.91 is below the comparable metric on SOXX. First Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (FTXL)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.60% per yearThe First Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:FTXL) is another smart beta approach to semiconductor ETFs, but with a different approach than the aforementioned PSI.FTXL turns two years old this month, making it the youngest semiconductor ETF highlighted here. The fund tracks the Nasdaq U.S. Smart Semiconductor Index. That index employs low volatility, growth and value factors in its stock selection process.FTXL's value trait focuses on cash flow-to-price, while its growth factor emphasizes price appreciation over four time frames -- ranging from three to 12 months. Even with its smart beta methodology, FTXL's 28 holdings tilt toward the largest semiconductor stocks with Texas Instruments and Intel combining for 15.32% of the fund's weight. SPDR Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF (XKII)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.45% per yearThe SPDR Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF (NYSEARCA:XKII) is not a pure semiconductor ETF, but the fund does feature sizable exposure to chip stocks. Among the 14 industry groups represented in XKII, semiconductors is the second-largest at 12.11%.XKII components provide exposure to following next-generation investment themes: smart building infrastructure, smart power grids, intelligent transportation infrastructure and intelligent water infrastructure. * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal XKII's underlying index "goes beyond well-known traditional Industrial firms by including companies involved in intelligent and connected home technologies, smart power grid technology, road sensors, traffic management infrastructure and smart water meters from other GICS sectors," according to State Street Global Advisors (SsgA). ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.95% per yearThe ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (NASDAQ:ROBO), along with other robotics ETFs, feature some semiconductor exposure because chips are integral parts of many of the products tied to the booming artificial intelligence and robotics investment themes.Nearly half of ROBO's 87 holdings are classified as technology stocks. That group includes companies with exposure to artificial intelligence, computer processing, actuation, sensing and integration. All of those endeavors require some use of semiconductors."Some investors still see robotics and AI as niche investments," said ROBO Global. "But more and more, even the most risk-averse among them are realizing that it is a niche that demands a presence in every long-term portfolio. Why? Because the scope of robotics and AI is vast, and the massive impact it will have on every industry in every part of the world is now undeniable."As of this writing, Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post Top 7 Semiconductor ETFs to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
What to Expect from Applied Materials' First-Quarter EarningsSemiconductor earnings and Applied Materials In this semiconductor earnings season, many semiconductor companies with high exposure to China (FXI) missed expectations, as the US-China
Semiconductors are the raw materials that power the modern economy. Everything from refrigerators to wearable devices to bathroom faucets is digitized by semiconductors these days. That's where semiconductor stocks come in.The companies responsible for building the artificial brains and memory that power these devices are uniquely tuned to the vagaries of the business cycle. After the scare from the December lows, the semiconductor sector has been on a tear lately. The VanEck Semiconductor Vectors ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) surged above its 200-day moving average this week, returning to levels not seen since early October. * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond For investors looking to participate, there are many opportunities in both momentum plays and turnaround plays. Here are seven semiconductor stocks to watch:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Xilinx (XLNX)Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX), inventor of the field-programmable chip and fabless manufacturing model, has enjoyed nearly a doubling in share value from the lows seen last summer and has this week pushed up and out of a multi-week consolidation range to hit new highs. Investors have had a lot to cheer about, from 30% revenue growth to a steady stream of glowing analyst coverage.The company will next report results on April 24 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 95 cents per share on revenues of $825.6 million. When the company last reported on January 23, earnings of 92 cents per share beat estimates by six cents on a 33.6% rise in revenues. Skyworks (SWKS)Shares of Skyworks (NASDAQ:SWKS), maker of radio frequency components used in smartphones and other devices, are testing above their 200-day moving average this week for the first time since July. Management recently announced a new $2 billion stock buyback program after generating more than $500 million in free cash flow during the prior quarter. * The 9 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Manic Market The semiconductor stock will next report results on May 2 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.43 per share on revenues of $810.3 million. When the company last reported on February 5, earnings of $1.83 matched estimates on a 7.6% decline in revenues. Texas Instruments (TXN)Chipmaking icon Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) is enjoying a push above its 200-day moving average, the first since September as prices rise more than 22% off of the October-December lows. Shares are on the move despite the issuance of tepid forward guidance in late January. Citigroup analysts noted that they feel downside is abating and there are multiple signs TXN shares are ready to rally.The company will next report results on April 23 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.16 per share on revenues of $3.5 billion. When the semiconductor stock last reported on January 23, earnings of $1.27 per share beat estimates by three cents on a 0.9% decline in revenues. Broadcom (AVGO)Shares of iPhone supplier Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) are enjoying an extended rise off of their 200-day moving average, testing above the prior high set in late 2017. Analysts at Cascend Securities upgraded shares back in December on high leverage to cloud revenues while Charter Equity analysts upgraded the semiconductor stock on deepening ties to tech giants like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). * 3 Red-Hot Stocks (And 3 That Aren't) AVGO will next report results on March 14 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $5.25 per share on revenues of $5.9 billion. When the company last reported on December 6, earnings of $5.85 beat estimates by 27 cents on a 12.4% rise in revenues. Intel (INTC)Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) shares are emerging from a long consolidation range going back to last summer. The semiconductor stock is up roughly 25% from the lows seen in October as worries over things like uneven PC demand is giving way to new hopes around the global economy. There is interest in new management under CEO Bob Swan, who was promoted from the CFO position.INTC will next report results on April 25 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 87 cents per share on revenues of $16 billion. When the company last reported on January 24, earnings of $1.28 per share beat estimates by six cents on a 9.4% rise in revenues. Micron Technology (MU)Shares of Micron (NASDAQ:MU) are exiting a nasty downtrend pattern that's been in play since last summer, pushing towards its 200-day moving average from below. While memory prices have been under pressure, a turnaround is expected soon as the semiconductor stock has benefited from buying interest in competitors like Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC). * 4 Brazilian Stocks to Buy as the Emerging Market Pauses The company will next report results on March 21 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.74 per share on revenues of nearly $6 billion. When the company last reported on December 18, earnings of $2.97 matched estimates on a 16.3% rise in revenues. Applied Materials (AMAT)Shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) are closing in on their 200-day moving average for the first time since last summer, benefiting from a solid base of support near the $34-a-share level. Analysts at RBC Capital Markets recently upgraded shares to Buy, setting up a relief rebound from the 50% decline suffered from the early 2018 highs.The company will next report results on February 14 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 79 cents per share on revenues of $3.7 billion. When the company last reported on November 15, earnings of 97 cents per share matched estimates on a 1% rise in revenues.As of this writing, the author held no positions in the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Are These 7 Dividend Aristocrats ETFs Fit for a King? * 7 of the Best Emerging Markets Stocks to Buy * 5 Gold Stocks That Should Glitter in 2019 Compare Brokers The post 7 Semiconductor Stocks to Watch appeared first on InvestorPlace.
AMD Banks on Market Share Gains to Grow in 2019AMD stock continues to outperform the industry Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been swimming against the current on the back of its strong product implementation. In 2018, AMD stock rose 80%, while the
Price action near major resistance suggests that the bulls are taking control of semiconductors and that prices could be gearing up for a move higher.
The semiconductor trade has been a tricky one in 2019. For most of last year, the sector had been under fire, but at least this year we have many big winners. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) is one. They reported last night and it's getting a lot of love this morning. It also helps that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Boeing (NYSE:BA) stocks are also doing well this morning. Coming into the earnings I was nervous about the short term reaction that AMD could suffer given what we saw happen to Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) on Monday. On the dip, I wrote about avoiding NVDA since it was two strikes in a row for management and that more pain could be coming. Today I am suggesting that the AMD rip is the start of more gains to come. Luckily, even though I was nervous about the reaction to earnings, I took a small bullish bet favorable toward the AMD earnings outcome. I sold a credit put spreads to finance buying a debit call calendar. This will pay today. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips If you don't know options, don't worry. This has nothing to do with today's setup. It merely says that I come into today with profits in my pocket so I can afford to be brave and chase. Before you label me a perma-bull for AMD, I assure you that I am not. I have also suggesting shorting the stock when it ran to $30 per share. Those trades also paid well. My thesis today is simple -- I am betting that equity markets in general will rally this year, and AMD stock will rally with them. The fundamentals in it are not cheap. This is a stock that seems bloated from the traditional sense, but the story is long term. * 10 Stocks to Sell in February We now need technology for every aspect of our lives and under the leadership of Lisa Su, AMD is positioned to grow with the need for tech for decades to come. In other words, for now I focus on growth and valuation is not a concern. ### Other Positives for AMD Stock I have other, shorter-term reasons to believe that AMD is headed higher. Technically, the stock looks frisky even after this spike. This is a ultra-momentum stock so it runs fast in either direction. This also makes it difficult to trade. Last year the markets struggled and suffered the first loss since the financial debacle -- but not AMD. It was up 50% while the rest struggled. This year it shares the spotlight with other like Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX). They are up 15% and 30% year-to-date. Compare that to the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) which is only up about 7%. The technical opportunity for Advanced Micro Devices here comes from the 12-month price range when compared to 2019. Coming into this year, AMD stock traded in a huge range. Conversely, this year it has been confined between $19 per share and $22. Whenever you have a tightly defined range, any breach of either side usually carries more momentum in that direction. This is a fancy way of saying that there is another potential breakout coming. If Advanced Micro Devices stock can rise above $22, it could trigger a buy signal that would invite more buyers into chasing it. The size of the move could be another $4 from the neckline. So $26 would then be within range, but with potential resistance at $23.50, where it failed in a big way back in early December. While the technical reason I cite here sounds short-term and technical, it fits with the overall longer-term fundamental reason to own the shares, so why not start the bet now? If I am long, I stay long and perhaps add a little to my position. If I am starting a new AMD position then I may want to start now and leave some room to add. Why the caution? We still have to contend with several deadlines looming on the tariff and political fronts. Politicians often have a way of messing up good things. For those who know how to trade options, I'd buy half the shares and commit to buying the rest by selling puts below. This reduces the out-of-pocket expense and gets me long AMD stock now but with room for error. If the stock falls then I'd own the full shares at a discounted entry point. Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy for the Rest of the Year * 10 Best Consumer Stocks to Buy in 2019 * 10 Triple-A Stocks to Buy in February Compare Brokers The post AMD Stock Could Continue to Climb -- It's Not Too Late to Chase It appeared first on InvestorPlace.
I come into this writeup today with mixed feelings. I am optimistic about the stock market's prospects in 2019, especially in technology stocks. But the surprise pre-announcement yesterday from Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) was a definite ding to my enthusiasm. Source: Shutterstock No, one headline is not going to kill my entire macroeconomic thesis, but it will stop me from considering NVDA as an investment here. Meaning I don't catch this falling knife yet. I will ignore the so-called experts. They all loved Nvidia stock when it was near $290 per share. Back then they were sure that it was the one must-own tech stock into the future. Clearly they were wrong then, and they will likely be wrong here. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips As more companies report their earnings, it will become easier to see if NVDA had intrinsic issues that caused it to lower expectations. My surprise did not come from the pre-announcement itself, but rather that it came so soon after their last earnings miss. Late last year, Micron (NYSE:MU) was the poster child for all that was wrong with the sector. Investors feared high inventory levels and shrinking margins. Since then, MU stock bottomed and has been on a tear. After Monday's announcement, NVDA will now replace MU as the negative Nellie of the bunch. * 7 High-Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 5% (Plus a Bonus) The company itself is to blame for this. Back in November NVDA delivered a bad earnings report and the stock fell over 30% after the headline. The results were bad and management offered a cornucopia of reasons. I am not a fan of excuses, so back then I wrote about the potential bounce trade but that the pain may not have been done. I specifically noted looming risks. Yesterday, NVDA management dropped a surprise bombshell and the stock dropped 15% in minutes. They announced to the world that this quarter has been a "disappointing and extraordinarily and unusually turbulent one." These are over-the-top descriptors and if they were meant to scare investors, they succeeded. So my cautionary tale from November was that indeed there were risks to fret. I am sure that they have their even more excuses this time too. So, although I was a fan of the company on the way up, I am not catching the proverbial falling knife here. Yes, there might be a bounce trade to attempt, but the investment thesis into Nvidia stock as a sure-thing is definitely marred. This reminds me of how quickly Wall Street fell out of love with Chipotle (NYSE:CMG). Once the love ended in CMG stock, the hate continued for months. I fear that the same is happening to NVDA here. So, instead of betting on a recovery in NVDA, I'd rather bet on other stocks in the sector. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) or even American Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) might be better bets here. Keep in mind that AMD reports tonight, so it's a bet because of a short-term binary outcome over the headline. INTC is roughly twice as cheap as NVDA from a price-to-earnings standpoint, so I'd rather risk my money there for now. Or if I don't want to pick winners, I bet on the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) as a whole. There the risk is diffused across many tickers. This is especially convenient around earnings. If NVDA stock is rallying then so is the sector. The onus is now on Nvidia team to prove to investors that this is a mere blip and that their winning ways will return. Until then, I will temper my enthusiasm in the stock. Fool me once, NVDA stock, then shame on you. Fool me twice and shame on me. Technically. if Nvidia stock closes below $124 per share on the weekly chart then the downside potential from there could be huge. Don't send me your hate mail yet. If the recent lows fail, they could trigger a bearish technical sell signal with another $50 lower. If that happens there would be support around $108 per share to help stop the bleeding. Again, I am not forecasting this scenario, just noting the possibility. If you are long Nvidia stock, it's probably not the right time to get out. This of course may vary from one situation to the other, but I bet that if the reaction to AMD earnings is good then the whole sector could rebound and help NVDA find footing. But given the technical setup I just noted, then if the markets in general correct this week on a general malaise in earnings then there will be more pain for NVDA stock investors. Click here for a bonus video on NVDA stock and a few technical concept. Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy With High ESG Momentum * 7 Chinese Stocks to Buy Now * 5 Dow Jones Stocks Under Pressure Compare Brokers The post Don't Be So Quick to Catch the Nvidia Stock Falling Knife appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NVIDIA dampened investors mood after it lowered its fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 revenue guidance amid deteriorating macro fundamentals, hurting many ETFs having the largest allocation to this graphic maker.
How AMD Stock Reacted to Intel and NVIDIA's EarningsAMD’s stock wavers ahead of earnings Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) stock has been wavering a lot ahead of its fourth-quarter 2018 earnings, which are scheduled to release after the market closes on
Semiconductor stocks took a premarket dive Monday, after Nvidia Corp. cut its fourth-quarter revenue and gross margin outlook, citing weakness in its gaming and datacenter businesses. Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. sank 7.3% ahead of the open, after being down 0.5% just prior to Nvidia's warning, while Intel Corp.'s stock dropped 2.0%, extended a loss of 0.8% just before the warning. Last week, Intel reported fourth-quarter total revenue, including data center revenue, that missed expectations. Micron Technology Inc. shares fell 5.4%, after being down 1.1% just before Nvidia's warning. Nvidia's stock plunged 15% in premarket trade, while the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF dropped 4.0%. The chip ETF has rallied 8.0% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has edged up 0.2%.
INTC and WDC: Will Weak Earnings Hurt Semiconductor Stocks?China is the root cause of all semiconductor problems 2018 started off on a strong note for the semiconductor industry, but this growth vanished in the second half of 2018 as the US-China
Semiconductor stocks and sector-related ETFs jumped Thursday after a handful of chipmakers revealed better-than-expected fourth quarter results. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NasdaqGM: SOXX) and ...
TXN, LRCX, XLNX: Earnings Boost Confidence in Chip IndustrySemiconductor stocks react to recent earningsAfter the market closed on January 23, Texas Instruments (TXN), Lam Research (LRCX), and Xilinx (XLNX) reported their earnings for the December
Semiconductor Stocks Rally Due to US-China Trade OptimismUS stock market sell-off in the fourth quarterThe US stock market, especially the tech sector, reported a sell-off in the fourth quarter due to the prolonged partial government shutdown, the
What Investors Can Expect from Intel's Q4 Earnings(Continued from Prior Part)Intel’s stock price movement Intel (INTC) stock moves in tandem with the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH). However, Intel performed better than SMH in the fourth
As the U.S. and China continue talks, investors may look to the pommeled semiconductor-sector ETFs if the negotiations pull through. BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink told CNBC on Wednesday there would ...
The bulk of earnings reports expected to affect semiconductor stocks and the relevant exchange traded funds are still to come, but chip ETFs, such as the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) , could face other tests this week. After languishing last year, semiconductor stocks are showing some signs of life early in 2019. “Options traders in the January series have piled on to underscore the significance of triple-digit territory for SMH, having accrued call open interest totaling 24,139 contracts at the 100 strike,” reports Schaeffer's Investment Research.