|Bid||24.24 x 1100|
|Ask||26.11 x 900|
|Day's Range||24.70 - 24.97|
|52 Week Range||13.80 - 25.80|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.19|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||24.62|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Sep 22, 1997|
|1y Target Est||27.92|
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel – January 21, 2020 – TowerJazz (NASDAQ/ TASE: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, will issue its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 earnings.
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5G could be the key growth driver for "tech" stocks in 2020.That's the upshot of a new report out of investment bank Needham this week, as its analysts report back from the just-ended Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Accelerating sales of both handsets and the infrastructure needed to make them work will provide a "major growth catalyst" for semiconductor-makers in particular, and tech in general, opines Needham, accelerating off a slowdown in the second half of 2019."5G handset roll-outs [will accelerate] throughout 2020, especially in the 2H," culminating in total phone sales of perhaps 200 million by the time the year is out. So... how do you plan to play this trend?Leveraging TipRanks' Stock Screener tool to comb through Needham's picks, we've come up with three stocks that win high marks not just from the analyst making this 2020 forecast -- but from Wall Street analysts in general. Here's what you need to know about them.Tower Semiconductor (TSEM)First up is Tower Semiconductor, which as the name implies is a maker of analog intensive mixed-signal semiconductor devices.Investors in Tower Semiconductor stock can expect to see "low double-digit" organic growth in 2020, says Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill. And while that may not sound like much, it's significantly faster -- potentially as much as twice as fast -- as the 6.7% growth rate that most Wall Street analysts are expecting (which could mean additional upgrades will follow as Tower delivers on its promises).Tower aims to aggressively expand capacity at its factories churning out 200mm and 300mm chips to supply growing demand for 5G smartphones, which are experiencing "stronger than expected 5G proliferation." In particular, Tower sees an opportunity to supply makers of OLED fingerprint sensors for these phones. Oh, and gross margins on these products may already have "bottomed out" at 19%.Indeed, Gill takes the lead on recommending this one, assigning Tower stock a "buy" rating and $30 price target. (To watch Gill's track record, click here)With sales growing faster than expected, and profit margins firming perhaps sooner than expected, the outlook for Tower is looking pretty good, and $30 a share is certainly not out of the question -- nearly a 17% profit from today's share price.TSEM has built its Strong Buy consensus rating on solid performance which has attracted three "buy" and one "hold" ratings in the last three months. This stock is selling for $25.55, so the $26.83 average price target implies an upside of 5%. (See Tower stock analysis at TipRanks)Marvell Technology (MRVL)Long known as a designer of analog and mixed-signal embedded and standalone integrated circuits, Needham analyst Quinn Bolton views Marvell Technology as a prime beneficiary of the growing 5G base station market, which Bolton sees as capable of producing up to $6 billion in annual sales globally.Huawei will be Marvell's primary competitor in this market, dominating sales in both China and Europe, which could pose a problem. However, the analyst still sees $4 billion in annual sales elsewhere as up for grabs. To win this work, Marvell must win business from the base station makers that aren't named Huawei, which include Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung.The good news here (for Marvell) is that Bolton believes "Huawei’s ability to ship critical 5G infrastructure products ... targeting international markets may be further limited," decreasing the competitive threat outside of China and Europe.Result: Bolton believes Marvell stock is a "buy." In so doing, he's joining a chorus of nine other analysts who have assigned Marvell stock buy-equivalent ratings over the past month. (See Marvell stock analysis at TipRanks)Resonant Inc. (RESN) Last and certainly least-well-known, we come to Resonant. A bona fide microcap at just $80 million in market cap, Resonant hails from Goleta, California, where it's trying to build a business making designing filters for radio frequency electronics used in smartphones.The company's not profitable yet, nor free cash flow positive, yet Needham likes this one fully as much as its larger, better-known peers in the semiconductor space.Indeed, assigning Resonant a $4.50 target price (the stock costs less than $2.50 a share today), Needham's Rajvindra Gill makes the case that this stock could be a near two-bagger as it expands to serve 5G needs in an RF filter market that could grow to $28 billion in annual sales by 2025 (from just $12 billion in 2019).Ramping demand for "streaming video and increased bandwidth requirements" will be the catalyst here, as 5G speeds demand more advanced tech to service them.At the same time, though, Gill urges investors not to forget about 4G just yet, which will "continue to play major role in the market." This is because in the early stages of the 5G revolution, true 5G speeds won't be available everywhere, all the time, and investors should anticipate that "the 4G network to provide a backstop for 5G coverage holes." Because 4G is currently Resonant's strength, there's an opportunity for this tiny company to become a major player in the "old" technology as its competitors focus their attention elsewhere.Survey says... Wall Street agrees. A grand total of four out of four ratings published in the past two months say Resonant is a "buy." And even if not everyone's as optimistic as Needham, the consensus price target on this stock is still $4.25 a share -- and 71% upside for buyers today. (See Resonant’s price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)
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MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, and HAIFA, Israel, December 11, 2019 – TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, today announced the successful development of a breakthrough technological platform that utilizes memristor devices featuring analog memory storage and computing capabilities, based on TowerJazz’s commercial patented Y-Flash NVM on its well-established 0.18um CMOS technology. The technology enables development of ultra-low power Artificial Intelligence (AI) cores suitable for IoT edge devices and sensors such as fingerprint sensors, face and audio recognition applications among others.
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TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, clarifies following recent press releases in connection with the sale of Panasonic semiconductor business to Nuvoton that it will not sell its TPSCo shares and will maintain its 51% ownership and Board control in TPSCo. Pursuant to its long-term strategy and growth plans, TowerJazz will continue its operations and manufacturing activity at TPSCoJapanese manufacturing facilities, in accordance with the recently extended contract with PSCS, and do not plan any changes to its foundry services and therefore no impact on the business relationship with its foundry customers. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM) and its subsidiaries operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader.
By Lisa Thompson NASDAQ:TSEM READ THE FULL TSEM RESEARCH REPORT As the result of the corporate-wide strategy of Panasonic Corp. to purge its unprofitable businesses, Panasonic is selling all its semiconductor operations to Nuvoton Technology Corporation for $250 million in cash. This sale includes Panasonic’s interest in TPSCo, the joint venture with TowerJazz (NASDAQ:TSEM). The sale set to
Panasonic Corp said it would sell its loss-making semiconductor unit to Taiwan's Nuvoton Technology Corp for $250 million as the Japanese electronics giant struggles to lift its profit amid a lack of growth drivers. The sale is part of Panasonic's plans to cut fixed costs by 100 billion yen ($920 million) by the year ending in March 2022 by consolidating production sites and overhauling loss-making businesses. Panasonic has already divested most of its chip business as it lost to more nimble Korean and Taiwanese rivals, and has shut down or shifted its manufacturing facilities to its joint venture (JV) with Israel's Tower Semiconductor.
By Lisa Thompson NASDAQ:TSEM READ THE FULL TSEM RESEARCH REPORT Q3 came in right at the midpoint of guidance and Q4 looks to be almost identical with Q3. As predicted, margins increased sequentially as revenues grew. Business and profits should rebound for TowerJazz (NASDAQ:TSEM) starting in Q1 2020 as two major growth issues begin to be resolved. The first being addressed is the need for more
Israeli chip manufacturer TowerJazz's forecast for fourth-quarter sales came in lower than market expectations, sending its shares down sharply on Wednesday. TowerJazz, which makes analogue chips used in cars, medical sensors and power management, reported third-quarter earnings roughly in line with analysts forecasts, but also said fourth-quarter revenue would be in a range of 5% above or below $312 million. "Fourth quarter sales guidance (was) slightly below expectations," said Credit Suisse analyst Quang Tung Le, noting that a midpoint of $312 million in revenue would be 7% below a year ago and as well as lower than analysts' expectations.
Israeli chip manufacturer TowerJazz beat earnings forecasts by a cent in the third quarter and said its plan to expand production capacity at a plant in Japan was on track. TowerJazz, which specialises in analogue chips used in cars, medical sensors and power management, posted on Wednesday diluted earnings per share excluding one-time items of 25 cents in the quarter, down from 37 cents a year earlier. TowerJazz expects fourth-quarter revenue in a range of 5 percent above or below $312 million.
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, Nov. 13, 2019 -- TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM & TASE: TSEM) reported today its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. Third Quarter.
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MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel – October 22, 2019 – TowerJazz (NASDAQ/ TASE: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, will issue its third quarter 2019 earnings release on Wednesday,.
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The move above the recent price consolidation gives us a breakout from a bullish flag pattern. Rather than doubling up with a similar pattern to Apple, for TSEM the "W" pattern gives us a building bullish pattern with slightly stronger support due to multiple layers of price action underneath. Apple has the flag, but support gets thin below those levels.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Now that they’ve snubbed activist investor Dan Loeb’s spinoff proposal, the onus is on Sony Corp.’s management to turn their imaging and sensing solutions business into something meaningful.Loeb’s Third Point LLC challenged Sony in a June 13 letter to split the company in two: A new Sony focused on entertainment; and Sony Technologies, which would comprise the image sensors which are used in most of the world’s smartphones. Doing so would unlock the potential of this semiconductor business, which has been underappreciated both at Sony and among investors.In Third Point’s view, Sony suffers from the common phenomenon of conglomerate discount. The complexity of its portfolio of businesses makes it difficult for investors to forecast and model numerous and sometimes unrelated earnings drivers. Third Point summarized the unit’s status succinctly: “Contributing only 18% of Sony’s consolidated earnings, this division is often treated by investors as an afterthought” As a standalone company, it argued, Sony Technologies would no longer be a buried, “uncut rough stone.’’ A spinoff would be able to attract investors with specific interest in semiconductor companies who might better appreciate its technological edge. Sony’s response this week in a letter to shareholders essentially says, Yes, you’re right. Our sensor business is awesome and has great potential. But we’re keeping it.Sony hasn’t been shy to dump units. In the past few years, it sold off the iconic Vaio computer business, overhauled its television division and retreated from a losing battle for market share in mobile phones. All of which have helped improve margins.Yet management justified holding onto the sensor business by explaining that a spinoff would create “meaningful sources of dis-synergy” if it was separated from Sony. It cited the example of how technology for its CMOS image sensors, which combine photo diodes (that convert light into current) with logic circuits (that process it), came about because the team accumulated such expertise when it developed systems for the PlayStation 3 games console.That’s a compelling argument. Except that the PS3 was released 13 years ago.Having Sony itself as a key Sony semiconductors client might strengthen the case for working side-by-side. But, inter-segment revenue for this unit was just 1.4% last year. This suggests that the parent is not a key customer for its semiconductor unit, or that the core business isn’t adequately compensating this division for the work it provides. Either scenario only strengthens Third Point’s thesis that the division isn’t afforded the value it deserves by investors, nor by Sony itself.This also suggests that most of the division’s customers are external and it would deal with them at arm’s length anyway.Further making the case that the division isn’t being fully leveraged are its financials. Sony has done a good job of improving profitability at this unit, from 0.2% operating margin in fiscal 2013 to 12.5% last year. But a 12.5% operating margin for a business that has a 70% share of the smartphone image sensor market is underwhelming.Rival Tower Semiconductor Ltd. has achieved figures as high as 16.1% and reported 11.9% operating margin last year. To be clear, image sensors are only one of Tower’s offerings, but the fact that Sony has few peers in this product segment tells you that profitability ought to be pretty high if only because clients have few other choices.Even though Sony has decided to reject Loeb’s advice while talking up the image sensor business, Third Point won’t be losing. Sony’s stock is up 32% since Reuters reported this latest stake-building in April, and 19% from when the New York-based hedge fund published its letter on Sony.Instead, if Sony management can’t live up to its promise to turn this technological edge into fatter profits, then even non-activist investors will punish them.To contact the author of this story: Tim Culpan at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Tim Culpan is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology. He previously covered technology for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.