|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||89.81 x 1200|
|Day's Range||91.05 - 93.32|
|52 Week Range||80.71 - 114.55|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.28|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.35%|
The semi ETF is well off its 52-week high. Romit Shah of Nomura Instinet tells CNBC's "Closing Bell" team what his chip stock picks are.
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.
What AMD’s Q4 Results May Have in Store for Investors(Continued from Prior Part)AMD’s stock price momentumPreviously, we saw that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is delivering a strong return on equity due to its investments in new products. The
What Q4 Semiconductor Earnings May Have in Store for Investors(Continued from Prior Part)Xilinx outperforms the semiconductor industryPreviously, we saw that two major semiconductor companies, TSMC and Texas Instruments, are reporting demand
What Q4 Semiconductor Earnings May Have in Store for InvestorsSemiconductor stocks in 20192019 started on a good note for the semiconductor industry, as the stocks recovered after falls in the fourth quarter of 2018. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor
AMD's 2019 Products Could Keep Intel and NVIDIA on Their Toes ## AMD stock The semiconductor industry has been in a downtrend since 2018, but one stock that has emerged as a winner among its peers is Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). AMD rose 79.6% in 2018, while the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) fell 10.8%. AMD was stuck in a sell-off that sent the stock down 22% in December 2018. However, it recovered slightly by 7.2% in the first nine days of 2019. Many analysts and investors are optimistic about the stock and pessimistic about the semiconductor industry. On January 4, tech investor Paul Meeks told CNBC that he expects AMD stock to rise 50% within the next three years, which equates to $28 by 2022. He is optimistic about AMD, as he expects the company to gain some share in the server CPU (central processing unit) market from Intel (INTC) and some share in the gaming processor market from NVIDIA (NVDA). Because AMD is a small player in these markets, it has ample room to grow by picking up market share. To increase its share in the PC, server, and gaming markets, AMD is launching next-generation CPUs and GPUs (graphics processing unit). ## AMD’s announcements at CES 2019 The chip industry measures chip circuits in nanometers (one-billionth of a meter). The smaller the chip size, the better the performance and power efficiency. Until recently, Intel was the technology leader with the most advanced process node. However, a three-year delay in its 10 nm node allowed AMD to overtake Intel in terms of process node production. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, AMD announced its 7 nm CPUs and GPUs, which set the stage for its growth in 2019. The company’s CEO, Lisa Su, announced the world’s first 7 nm desktop GPU, Radeon VII, which marks its entry into the high-end gaming segment. She also announced AMD’s third-generation Ryzen CPUs built on 7 nm nodes, which will compete with Intel’s ninth-generation CPUs. She stated that AMD is on track to ship its first 7 nm EPYC server CPU in mid-2019. In this series, we’ll look at the above product announcements and what they mean for investors. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - AMD Enters the High-End Gaming GPU Segment with Radeon VII * Part 3 - When Will AMD Offer Ray Tracing Technology? * Part 4 - What’s Unique about the Pricing of AMD’s and NVIDIA’s New GPUs?
While the broader equity markets managed to maintain their rally, semiconductor stocks and sector-related ETFs retreated in response to Samsung's surprise profit warning due to weakening chip demand, following Apple's (AAPL) unexpected sales warning just last week. Samsung Electronics's operating profit revealed in its earnings guidance was significantly below market expectations, the Korea Times reports. Analysts believed the weak results were due to weakening memory chip prices and stagnating demand.
Technically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ most firmly-grounded rally attempt since October has reached its first significant resistance, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
Semiconductor stocks showed solid signs of a rebound over the last two trading days with the PHLX Semiconductor Index jumped nearly 6.4%, marking its biggest two-day rally since 2015.
Semiconductor stocks were a drag on the broader technology sector last year. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) prove as much. Some analysts believe chip stocks could struggle again in 2019.
Semiconductor stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds were among the worst performers Thursday after Apple's (AAPL) poor quarterly assessment dragged on the tech giant's global supply chain. On Thursday, the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) declined 5.7%, iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) decreased 5.5% and Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF (NYSEArca: PSI) retreated 5.3%. Weighing on the tech segment, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed a lower Q1 guidance in a letter to investors.
Traders and investors will be watching Apple to see how bad news from the company affects the rest of the market on Thursday.
The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) and iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) , two of the most widely followed semiconductor exchange traded funds, are among the technology ETFs that ended 2018 in a downward spiral. Following a fourth-quarter loss of more than 15%, SOXX finished 2018 lower by more than 8% while SMH finished last year lower by 11.21% following a fourth-quarter loss of nearly 18%. There are some risks to consider with semiconductor stocks and ETFs.
Semiconductor Stocks: Wrapping Up Their Performance This Year ## This year brought market sell-offs This year has been a rollercoaster for the semiconductor industry, with the US-China trade war and the Fed’s interest rate hike prompting market sell-offs in four months—February, March, October, and December. These sell-offs sent the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY) down 11.8% this year, and the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) down 18%. The semiconductor industry, which has heavy exposure to China, was among the hardest hit. Some industry- and company-specific news also determined stocks’ performance. ## Top performers this year Amid the semiconductor industry’s weakness, two stocks outperformed others this year: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which rose 54%, and Xilinx (XLNX), which rose 20%. AMD stock rose on news that rival Intel (INTC) was facing a CPU (central processing unit) supply shortage, and that AMD’s manufacturing node was set to move ahead of Intel’s with the launch of its 7nm (nanometer) server processors in early 2019. Xilinx stock started rising on October 24 with the announcement of the company’s quarterly results. The company reported ~20% sequential growth in the data center and communication markets due to early deployment of 5G (fifth-generation) infrastructure. ## This year’s underperformers Weakness in the semiconductor market dragged down several stocks this year. NVIDIA (NVDA) topped the list, falling 35%. Marvell Technology (MRVL) and Micron Technology (MU) closely followed, falling 34% and 32%. Qualcomm (QCOM) also fell significantly. NVIDIA fell as the crypto bubble burst and its latest raytracing-enabled graphics cards faced technical issues, and Micron stock fell as the two-year-long memory upturn ended and memory prices began to fall. Qualcomm stock fell as it lost Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone modem orders amid the companies’ ongoing licensing dispute. In this series, we’ll look at what 2019 could bring for semiconductor stocks. Check out all the data we have added to our quote pages. Now you can get a valuation snapshot, earnings and revenue estimates, and historical data as well as dividend info. Take a look! Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - US-China Trade Tensions Could Continue in 2019 * Part 3 - What Qualcomm Investors Should Watch For * Part 4 - What Could 2019 Hold for Intel Investors?
Micron (MU) reported fiscal 2019 Q1 earnings after the market close Tuesday. “Micron reported strong profitability in the fiscal first quarter, highlighted by double-digit year-over-year revenue growth across our major markets and solid business execution,” president and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra said in a statement.
Apple (AAPL) is continuing to lose investors’ confidence in the fourth quarter. Apple stock has already fallen 24.3% sequentially as of December 13. Apple investors (XLK) are concerned about weak new iPhone sales and tariffs in the fourth quarter. On December 14 at 10:10 AM EST, Apple stock fell 2.2% from the previous session’s closing price.
Since the beginning of the fourth quarter, the broader market has been facing trouble due to various issues including rising interest rates, concerns about the slowing global economy, and the US-China trade war. These factors have taken a toll on US equities (VTI) and resulted in more volatility. Before we discuss some of the factors in detail, let’s find out how the key indices are faring in the fourth quarter, especially in December.
Investors flocked to MU stock like moths to light and it quickly rallied $20. After hitting the $64 high, Micron stock fell into a $30 chute. At these levels, MU stock is a buy and it deserves to be part of a diversified portfolio.
As reported by Bloomberg, Citigroup economists think that the damage to the Chinese economy is already done. In the 2019 economic outlook report, Citigroup economists, led by Liu Li-Gang, gave several reasons for the argument. The economists estimate that the ongoing trade war could cut China’s export growth by almost half in 2019, which would put ~4.4 million jobs at risk.