16.89 +0.31 (1.87%)
Pre-Market: 5:42AM EDT
|Bid||16.55 x 900|
|Ask||17.24 x 4000|
|Day's Range||16.27 - 16.78|
|52 Week Range||11.75 - 18.59|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.69|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.45|
|Earnings Date||Apr 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.44 (2.95%)|
|1y Target Est||16.92|
Insider Monkey finished processing more than 700 13F filings submitted by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds' portfolio positions as of December 31st, 2018. What do these smart investors think about Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY)? Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) investors should be aware of a decrease in hedge fund sentiment of […]
Cypress Semiconductor's (CY) Q1 earnings are likely to be driven by growth in automotive, IoT and USB-C solutions. However, ongoing trade tension and weak macro environment might impact its results.
Cypress (CY) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Chip stocks have been surging ahead of first-quarter earnings reports as semiconductor companies predict business rebounding in the second half of 2019. But investor sentiment is cautious.
One company is a supplier of processors for the booming data-center market. The other offers investors a way to benefit from the adoption of smart-home products. Which stock should you buy?
Q1 Earnings: Smaller Chip Companies to Take a Bigger Blow(Continued from Prior Part)High-performance solutionsThe semiconductor industry has been hit by a weak macroeconomic environment, and one of the hardest hit markets has been automotive. The
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY) will announce its first quarter 2019 earnings on Thursday, April 25, 2019 after the U.S. stock markets close and will discuss the results in a conference call that day at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Full text of the press release and supplemental financial information will be made available on the Cypress website in the afternoon on the day of the conference call. Cypress is a leader in advanced embedded solutions for the world’s most innovative automotive, industrial, smart home appliances, consumer electronics and medical products.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp NASDAQ/NGS:CYView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for CY with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding CY are favorable with net inflows of $70.81 billion. This was the highest net inflow seen over the last one-year.Error parsing the SmartText Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Technology sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
They're the forerunners of Facebook and the original PayPal mafia. Find out the earnings for the top executives under 40 at Bay Area companies.
Editor's note: This story was previously published in June 2018. It has since been updated and republished.While several financial articles today focus on retiring well, getting there is another story. Theoretically, one could put off retirement planning and hope for a big payday down the road. However, the smartest approach is to start early. Especially when you're in your twenties, you have a wealth of so-called millennial stocks to consider.True, individual earnings power increases as you accumulate more skills and experience. That said, the older you get, the less time you have. And time, as everyone knows, is money. This concept makes investing in your twenties all the more critical. Through planning ahead and starting early, you have both money and a longer framework supporting your strategies.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt also opens up the chance to take on more risk for a higher reward potential. Some companies or funds may take longer to gain traction. This is obviously true when looking for millennial stocks to buy, which usually consist of promising names, but sprinkled with some speculation. Such investments aren't appropriate for retirees but can be ideal for the younger crowd.Although the markets aren't particularly exciting now -- unless you're talking about cryptocurrencies -- don't let the lull fool you. Over the next few decades, you're going to see several bull and bear market cycles. The idea, again, is to get involved and stay involved. * 7 High-Risk Stocks With Big Potential Rewards With that, here are my top 20 millennial stocks to buy for those in their twenties! Vishay Intertechnology (VSH)Source: Shutterstock When I was a kid, the idea of interacting with machines was complete fantasy, something you'd only find in a Star Wars movie, or a "Knight Rider" (the original series) episode. But with the advent of the Internet of Things, or IoT, the meaningful engagement between man and machine is a reality.Further down the road, the IoT will become even more ingrained in our daily culture. Therefore, buying companies directly or indirectly levered towards IoT is a no-brainer. I especially like Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH), which has aggressively transitioned towards developing discreet semiconductors and passive electronic components. These specialized components are critical for IoT products such as fitness trackers and portable smart devices.In 2018, Vishay dropped about 15% but so far this year the stock is working its way back toward 2017 highs. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY)Source: Shutterstock Another great IoT company you should consider, especially as a millennial investor, is Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY). As a specialty semiconductor firm, Cypress develops computer chips and components that go into many of today's popular smart devices. Given their track record, I featured CY stock as my go-to IoT pick a few years ago.Although shares have been very choppy since then, I'm still confident that Cypress Semiconductor will set its ship straight. Primarily, I'm encouraged with their high-profile clientele and partnerships, which include names like Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN), Nintendo (OTCMKTS:NTDOY) and Sony (NYSE:SNE). Given these companies' successes in their respective markets, I expect CY stock to move higher sooner rather than later. * 10 Medical Marijuana Stocks to Cure Your Portfolio Among these millennial stocks to buy, CY has the advantage of a burgeoning industry. Cypress isn't selling Polaroid cameras; instead, they're heavily vested in the technologies of tomorrow. As such, if you're a twenty-something, you need to keep a close eye on this company. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS)Source: Jeff Nelson Follow via FlickrEveryone is talking about the upcoming 5G network, which represents the next leg-up in telecommunications technology. Thanks to the explosive growth of cloud computing, wireless connections is no longer limited to serving hipsters at a cafe. People demand both faster internet speeds and the convenience of go-anywhere connectivity.Given this trend, I like my chances with Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS). As manufacturers of next-generation semiconductors, the 5G rollout plays a critical role for SWKS stock. According to their website, by the year 2025, the IoT industry will facilitate 75 billion connections. You can be sure that Skyworks will play a major role as they already have an extensive clientele list.Just as importantly, excellent financial standing backs SWKS stock. Skyworks has a robust, zero-debt balance sheet. It also benefits from industry-leading profitability margins, while also demonstrating top-tier revenue growth. This is a company that is built for the long haul, which is why every millennial should put SWKS on their stocks to buy list. Salesforce (CRM)Source: Shutterstock In addition to IoT, one of the biggest trends impacting the world stage is cloud computing. In prior eras, technology meant that electronic devices would become smaller and less cumbersome. Today, we've approached a time where we're trying to eliminate as many physical outlets as possible. In light of this ever-growing development, millennials and the Generation-Z crowd should consider Salesforce (NYSE:CRM).We all know Salesforce as the provider of all things cloud. Whether it's their Software as a Solution (SaaS) services or their ability to custom-build platforms on to their network, Salesforce is a leader in how future generations will approach work and business. Furthermore, CRM stock has millennial cred, seeing as how the company is only 19 years old at time of writing. * 7 Biometric Stocks to Watch as AI Rises But what I'm most impressed about Salesforce is management's constant striving for excellence. Since its 2017 foray into blockchain technology, I have appreciated its journey in large part because the blockchain complemented their core business approach: to decentralize authority and promote data-sharing through secure networks. Microsoft (MSFT)Source: Shutterstock Some companies simply have too much of a presence to ignore, which is why I'm picking Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). I get it. Young people today hardly consider Microsoft a sexy establishment. And while their products such as the Surface laptop/tablet hybrid are popular, millennials gravitate towards Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). So why bother at all with MSFT stock?For a start, Microsoft has proven itself through extraordinarily tough circumstances. Prior to the much-celebrated reign of Satya Nadella, MSFT stock suffered tremendously from Apple's onslaught. Apple was the first to introduce the smartphone concept, and later, the tablet. Whatever they did, it was magic.But now, the tables have turned. CEO Nadella refocused Microsoft, playing to its strengths and limiting its weaknesses. In so doing, the previously embattled company also started to make waves with its own portable devices. Plus, the Windows operating system is the most popular computer platform by a country mile.In contrast, I'm not getting the fuzzies over Apple's recent struggles. At the cusp of being a trillion-dollar company, AAPL conspicuously struck out. So far, my premonition of the hyped firm topping has turned true.This isn't to say that Apple is a bad organization. However, if I'm going for an ultra-long-term investment, my money is on the proven MSFT stock. Tesla (TSLA)Source: Shutterstock Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) looks as if it always might be a controversial company. Principally, high-profile accidents and the always dicey behavior of Elon Musk have kept what could be a solid stock bouncing. However, what can't be denied is that Tesla has overturned the automotive industry. With a fraction of the time of its competitors, TSLA has become one of the world's most valuable automotive brands. * 15 Stocks to Buy Leading the Financial Charge I don't care about Musk's hissy fits, and I'm not going to worry constantly over granular financial challenges. As a millennial or Gen-Z investor, you can't overlook this company's far-reaching potential. Nvidia (NVDA)Source: Shutterstock Despite putting up impressive numbers this year, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is undoubtedly having a rough few months after taking a bath in December 2018. So why am I placing NVDA in my millennial stocks to buy list?Going back to my original point, young investors have time on their hands. Volatility over a few months, or even years, shouldn't dissuade you from what is a groundbreaking organization. Nvidia has its footprints on everything, from the aforementioned autonomous-driving technologies to artificial intelligence and deep learning. If something involves computer technology, it likely involves NVDA.I also dig the tech firm for its indirect play on bitcoin and the burgeoning blockchain economy. Cryptocurrency miners aggressively compete in computer-intensive mining processes that result in reward tokens. As bitcoin demonstrated, the right tokens can generate untold riches.While some might see cryptocurrencies as a passing fad or a bubble, I believe the technology is here to stay. If so, Nvidia can count on several decades of consistent, robust revenue streams. Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC)Source: Shutterstock If you've followed my work, you'll know that I've become the unofficial InvestorPlace expert for guns, gold, weed and cryptos. Should I disappear under mysterious circumstances, please refer back to this article! All joking aside, of these investment sectors, I'm most bullish on the latter. But unlike the many permabulls, I have a soft spot for the Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:GBTC).Please don't get me wrong: from a pure profitability perspective, you should buy the underlying asset rather than the GBTC. No matter how you cut it, the Bitcoin Investment Trust charges a hefty premium over the bitcoin price.That said, critics often blast this premium without considering why it exists in the first place.Obviously, bitcoin is unlike any other investment class, and this distinction isn't always positive. For one thing, if you misplace your bitcoins or forgot your password, you're out of luck. But a more pressing concern is that your loved ones won't have access to your account; that is, unless you've shared access, which an alarming number of people don't. * 10 Dangerous Dividend Stocks to Avoid The GBTC fund provides solutions for these common issues through centralizing decentralization. In other words, GBTC tracks the bitcoin price, but offers protections found in traditional investments. Should you forget your password, your brokerage can bring you back onboard. If you die, your family has a significantly easier road to inheriting your account. Nasdaq (NDAQ)Source: Shutterstock An unavoidable contradiction regarding any story about Millennial stocks to buy is that Millennials don't buy stocks. Of course, I don't mean this as a blanket statement since many young folks do invest. But it's also clear that they don't embrace the markets like prior generations. Thus, my picking Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) initially appears counter-intuitive.That said, it's not guaranteed that this trend will continue. Equities represent one of the easiest, most low-barrier ways to grow your investment portfolio. And once Millennials do come around, most of the companies that they're interested in trade on the Nasdaq exchange.I also like the fact that NDAQ remains true to its innovative heritage. In 1971, the Nasdaq became the first electronic stock market. Today, every major exchange follows its lead. But the corporation isn't content on resting on its laurels. Instead, it has been exploring blockchain technology to further enhance its securities operations.Based on this dynamic, I consider NDAQ not only one of the best Millennial stocks to buy, but an investment almost any demographic can benefit from. Amazon (AMZN)Source: Shutterstock Retail is an awfully tricky beast to predict, primarily because consumer habits can shift unexpectedly. For that reason, I'm not even going to bother providing a long-term outlook for fashion-centric companies. But no matter what happens in the consumer market, I'm virtually certain that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will still dominate.Presently, ecommerce sales takes home 9.5% of total domestic retail sales. Back when e-commerce became a thing at the turn of the century, it accounted for only 0.6% of sales. What's even more startling, online consumption never stalled since its introduction; it only went flat, most notably during recessions. So it doesn't take a genius to realize that the trend is only moving higher.Despite its steep "paper price," having one share of AMZN could be worth infinitely more than buying several junk stocks. Amazon is one of those rare companies that always carry an underdog mentality despite its unprecedented dominance. Plus, they're disrupting traditional sectors, including groceries, and making everyone submit to the "Amazon way." * 15 Stocks to Buy Leading the Financial Charge That being said, one of the major sticking points about African, and particularly South African, investments is political corruption. For the time being, the problem is getting worse, which serves to drag the entire country down. However, against a longer-term framework, it's more than reasonable to believe South Africa will eventually find a way.This is a country that managed to claw its way out of the Apartheid era successfully. Surely, any other challenge pales in comparison. Market Vectors Africa ETF (AFK)Source: Shutterstock African stocks can be a tricky affair in the best of circumstances; therefore, some investors opt for exchange-traded funds like the Market Vectors Africa (ETF) (NYSEARCA:AFK).Over the next 20 to 30 years, I expect massive changes in how we view the African continent. Principally, a significant tailwind for Africa-based investments is the continent's population trend. In 2040, experts predict that the region will feature a perfect, demographic pyramid: the youngest demographic will be the most populous, while the oldest will be the least.In the coming decades, western nations will increasingly rely on Africa to provide necessary labor. This will boost the continent's economic leverage, which is also critical for global consumption. After all, Africa's population will continue to grow into the 22nd century, while many other nations' demographics will dwindle.I'm not certain which specific Africa-based stock will win out over the next several decades. But if you can read a chart, you'll want to invest somewhere in this region. The AFK fund gives you a solid chance. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM)Source: Shutterstock Currently, the biggest commodity that the world fights over is oil. Despite substantial innovations over the years, our transportation networks are still dependent on fossil fuels. However, companies like the aforementioned Tesla have successfully challenged this hegemony. As a result, the next commodity battle won't be over oil, but for rare elements like lithium.This accelerating trend benefits mining companies such as Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM). Indeed, we're already seeing aggressive international overtures for either Sociedad's assets or to secure any supply contracts. The reason for this is obvious to mining insiders, but the fundamental enthusiasm for the mining company hasn't reflected in SQM stock this year. * 7 Reasons to Buy Housing Stocks in 2019 Shares are down more than 19% YTD, which would ordinarily raise red flags. However, its longer-term potential can't be ignored. SQM is simply one of the most promising Millennial stocks to buy. Wal-mart de Mexico (WMMVY)Source: Shutterstock I want to be crystal-clear about my next idea. As a decades-long investment, I'd rather put my money in Wal-mart de Mexico (OTCMKTS:WMMVY), not the more familiar Walmart (NYSE:WMT). American Walmart is a safe, but admittedly pedestrian affair. Mexican Walmart, on the other hand, is where the action is.Forget the fact that currently, the American consumer market has no equal rival. Trends are meant to change. Consider that in the year 2050, most Mexicans will be between the ages of 30 to 54. This demo represents the sweet spot in purchasing behavior, as people in this category will buy stuff for themselves and their families.Of course, I don't mean to suggest that Mexican consumption will outpace us. But as Mexico's economy improves, it bodes well for WMMVY stock as it soaks up the surging demand. In contrast, the U.S. market has deeply matured. It's not about growth opportunities, it is about making sure you don't bleed customers.Put another way, WMT is a Baby-boomer stock. WMMVY is much more appropriate for the emerging generation. Americann (ACAN)Source: Shutterstock Sooner or later, the U.S. will further reexamine its marijuana policy. When it does, I'm sure it will come to the same rational conclusion that so many others have reached: marijuana doesn't merit a Schedule I classification.Despite tremendous legislative victories, marijuana is only legal in the states that voted for green initiatives. But the Schedule I classification means that the federal government could theoretically put a stop to this budding industry. Such overhangs have dissuaded traditional financial institutions from lending to cannabis-related companies. * 5 Cloud Stocks to Help Your Portfolio Fly These fears also prevent investments like Americann (OTCMKTS:ACAN) from reaching their true potential. But in the next decade or so, our domestic policy should mirror that of Canada, which recently became the first G7 nation to legalize recreational weed.When we finally get over ourselves, Americann offers a lucrative play as a one-stop shop for all things cannabis. Whether you need business licensing, facilities management, or venture capital, ACAN provides expert guidance and solutions. Cyberdyne (CYBQY)Source: Shutterstock A common theme among popular films is the marriage between man and machine. But thanks to the emergence of medical-device manufacturer Cyberdyne (OTCMKTS:CYBQY), that once-farfetched concept is now reality.Cyberdyne's claim to fame is its exo-suit HAL, which is short for Hybrid Assistive Limb. Specially designed for spinal-cord injury patients, HAL facilitates mobility to those who otherwise cannot stand or walk on their own.What separates HAL from other robotics-based medical devices is that patients can control the exo-suit with their mental inputs. HAL utilizes a sensor that picks up nerve signals transmitted through the patient's skin. From there, the device "translates" the signal to a requested motion.Undoubtedly, HAL is one of the greatest medically related technical achievements in recent memory. Cyberdyne devices have already been used in Japan since 2011, but I expect more far-reaching integration in the years ahead.Therefore, you'll want to keep tabs on Cyberdyne and CYBQY stock. Baidu (BIDU)Source: Simone.Brunozzi Via FlickrGenerally speaking, I'm cautious towards Chinese stocks, especially under the Trump administration. With his hardball approach, U.S-China relations stand on shaky ground.That said, some of China's mega-trends can't be denied. One of them is that Chinese is the most spoken language in the world; eventually, it will become the language of the internet.So as much as I love Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) and its Google search engine, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) probably has more upside potential. According to global-demographics experts, China's population won't peak until approximately 2030. That's ample time for BIDU stock to rise higher in anticipation of greater volume and engagement. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them Moreover, today's Chinese millennials will become tomorrow's doting, middle-aged parents. They'll be constantly online, searching for the best deals on all the things they must purchase. Also, an entire generation of Chinese kids will grow up knowing nothing but internet technologies.With their massive population, BIDU stock is a serious long-term investment. FireEye (FEYE)Source: David via Flickr (Modified)Any real list of millennial stocks to buy will feature at least a few tech firms. But as much as technology has improved our lives, we'll always have people who use it for nefarious purposes. And as anyone who has ever had their credit-card information stolen -- which is probably all of us -- you know that cybercrime is big business.That's why cybersecurity firms like FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) are no-brainers. Near the top of this list, I mentioned the 5G network rollout. While this enables greater internet connectivity across a wider spectrum, it also raises security concerns. Thus, FireEye and the entire cybersecurity industry will be kept busy for quite some time.For young investors, I especially like FEYE stock because it's a recovery play. Since you have more time at your disposal, you can afford to take some risks. While most conservative investors shy away from FireEye due to its comparatively poor financials, I think the cybersecurity industry is strong enough to overcome these qualms. Carriage Services (CSV)Source: Shutterstock What's the one thing that millennials and old people have in common? They're all going to die. Every. Last. One.On that happy note, why not profit from this inevitability? That's the key selling point for Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV). The Grim Reaper is an equal-opportunity offender: it doesn't care about safe spaces, or how you feel about something. When it's your time, it's your time!And honestly, isn't retirement planning about dying a relatively pleasant and comfortable death? If you're at all thinking about saving for the future, you'd be remiss not to consider "final planning." * 10 Tech Stocks That Transformed Their Business Moreover, studies suggest that common millennial stressors, including housing and employment instability and soaring college debt, could shorten their lifespans. In other words, this could be the first generation that matures to poorer health than their parents.If that really is the case, you'll definitely want to buy CSV stock. The death you'll profit from could be your own.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long SNE and bitcoin. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Data Center Buys That Deliver Sizable Income * 7 High-Risk Stocks With Big Potential Rewards * 3 Marijuana Stocks to Watch as New York, New Jersey Delay Legalization Compare Brokers The post Top 20 Stocks to Buy for 20-Somethings! appeared first on InvestorPlace.
High-Density Semper Family Uniquely Leverages Arm Processor to Deliver the Performance and Reliability Required for Digital Cockpits with Advanced Graphics
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY), today announced that it has closed its joint venture transaction with SK hynix system ic, Inc., which was announced on October 25, 2018. All regulatory approvals have been completed and the joint venture, SkyHigh Memory Limited, has now begun full operations. SkyHigh Memory is a leading provider of quality NAND memory solutions for the consumer, networking, industrial, and automotive markets.
The telecom company has a $224 billion market cap. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.73. The share price of $30.77 is 15.42% below its 52-week high and 14.85% above its 52-week low.
What a difference a quarter can make. At the end of last year, when the market was in bad shape, semiconductor stocks were some of the worst performing equities in the entire market. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) plunged as a variety of economic issues took hold. But year-to-date is another story. The SOXX and chip stocks are on a roll.Why the sudden change?First off, the Federal Reserve has taken its foot off the brake and paused on raising interest rates. That's left the flow of easy money going. With that, investors have flooded growth stocks once again -- with technology equities getting a huge piece of that pie. Semiconductor stocks couldn't help but rally.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAt the same time, the global economic backdrop has been better. With the predicted end of the U.S.-China trade war, demand for the chips is expected to skyrocket over the next few years as growth returns. With prices depressed at the end of last year, the semis were a huge value compared to many other sectors. Add in a ton of recent M&A deals and you have a recipe for success.The best part is that there is still time for the SOXX and semiconductor stocks to keep the mojo going. * 10 Tech Stocks With Key Products That Face an Uncertain Future For investors, despite its recent hotness, the semiconductor stocks could be a great buy going forward. But which ones? Here are five of the best chip makers around. NVIDIA (NVDA)Source: Shutterstock I'll admit it, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) seems like the easy lay-up when it comes to the semiconductor stocks. But that's only because NVDA continues to find more ways to win. While graphics-processing units (GPUs) have long been the staple in video game and gaming PCs, the chip stock has been finding plenty of new ways to use its technology. That includes a hefty amount of self-driving automobiles, A.I. and even bitcoin mining. Even better is that GPUs are quickly becoming standard equipment in cloud computing and data center management. The reason is that GPUs benefit from so-called parallel computing in that they can perform multiple, complex mathematical calculations rather quickly. That makes them perfect for A.I. and other data center applications. And NVDA has benefited tremendously.Datacenter revenue jumped 52% year-over-year from 2018 to the fiscal-year 2019 for NVIDIA. That's very strong growth and its only poised to continue rising as firm's take advantage of the chip makers lighting fast GPU processers. And its recent buyout of Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX) only adds to this. MLNX specializes in chips, networking gear, and interconnects that speed up the exchange of data. These are also all major components in cloud computing. Given their already standing partnership, the buyout now gives NVDA an all-in-one play on powering cloud computing.Meanwhile, the tech wreck of last year still has NVDA trading for a forward P/E of just 25. That's not super expensive, given its long-term runway for growth. Xilinx (XLNX)Source: Shutterstock There's a good chance you've never heard of Xilinx (NASDAQXLNX). But the firm could overthrow NVDA as the king of the semiconductor stocks over the long haul. That's because of the type of chip it specializes in. XLNX makes something called a field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and various forms of the semiconductor. The beauty of FPGAs is that their logic programming can be changed continuously. This means that they can adapt to changing requirements and are perfect for machine learning/artificial intelligence. That's a huge advantage over GPUs.The firm has seen plenty of robust revenues -- with sales growing by 34% year-over-year in the last reported quarter -- as more data center and device manufacturers look towards FPGAs. That in of itself is the reason to consider the semiconductor stock. * 7 Consumer Discretionary Stocks to Buy Now The other is that, right now, XLNX is only one of two -- the other is Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) -- producers of FPGA chipsets. For Xilinx, this is where it gets interesting. INTC had to buy its way into the market for these chips and spent a pretty penny to do so. As the only other player in the market -- and a pure player at that -- anyone else looking to do so, will have to snag XLNX. A couple more quarters of rising revenues and real buyout premium will exist. Cypress Semiconductor (CY)Source: Shutterstock Those chip stocks that have been able to make some big moves and tilt towards hot trends have been rewarded by investors. That includes Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY). Once the king of NAND Flash and other memory chips, CY has continued to pivot towards two very big trends. That would be the Internet of Things (IoT) and self-driving cars. For starters, CY has become an automotive giant with the firm's company's portfolio consisting of micro-controllers, semiconductors for wireless connectivity, USB-C chips and touchscreen controllers. However, the bell of the ball could be its specialized computer memory called NOR flash. According to Cypress, NOR Flash chips offer high performance and are fail-safe storage systems. That sort of need is critical when you have a computer making decisions such as driving a car for you. Already, about half of all automatic driving systems use NOR Flash to function. With driverless car demand/growth assured, CY should be able to profit from this trend. Already, it controls 68% of NOR Flash market.Secondly, Cypress is dominating IoT. The firm's programmable SoC (PSoC) chips offer advantages in power consumption, security and programmability over other rivals IoT offerings. Meanwhile, CY sells plenty of wireless/Bluetooth controllers needed to connect devices to the internet. As a result, the firm has seen its IoT revenues surge more than 39% over the last two years.With these two tailwinds propelling it along, Cypress could be the semiconductor stock to beat. ON Semiconductor (ON)Source: Shutterstock Like CY, ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ON) is making its turnaround work. Historically, ON was a maker of strictly low-margined, high-comedized memory chips. That was fine, but memory chips aren't exactly a booming business. To counteract its low growth state, ON's management decided to move into higher-margined chips. Starting in 2016, the semiconductor firm made some strategic moves -- including a big buyout -- to enter new markets. That includes automotive power management and high-tech sensor market. New end-users in medicine, lighting and industrial IoT have managed to boost revenues and profits at ON. ON recorded more than $5.9 billion in revenue last year. That's a 51% jump in sales over what it made in 2016. Moreover, profits have more than doubled as these newer chips come with higher margins.Clearly, ON's turnaround and newfound focus is working. And with demand for advanced chips in automobiles, equipment and power management solutions in data centers only growing, the firm has long runway for future revenue growth. Management is calling for the stock to pull in around $7.1 billion in sales by 2020. * 3 Cheap Stocks to Buy That Are Worth Every Penny However, shares of ON can be had for a dirt-cheap P/E of just 14. That makes ON one of the biggest values among the semiconductor stocks. ASML Holding (ASML)Source: Shutterstock ASML Holding's (NASDAQ:ASML) is a bit different than the other semiconductor stocks on this list. That's because it doesn't actually make chips itself, but makes the machines that enable other firms to make chips. But the key is that ASML's technology is what has allowed many semiconductor stocks to really apply Moore's Law and shrink chips to fit more computing power into the same space or less. ASML lithography tools are needed to apply serious scale to cutting-edge chips. The best part is that ASML is only provider of EUV lithography -- a very specialized version of these machines. Each of these machines cost more than $100 million and absolutely necessary for all the firms on this list need it to make their potential happen. With demand surging for all sorts of specialized semis, ASML expects to sell nearly 70% more of these machines this year.With such a wide moat, rising sales and plenty of profits, ASML is one of the most shareholder-friendly semiconductor stocks out there. Last year alone, ASML managed to increase its payout by 50%. Over the last five years, that payout has grown by over 200%. Meanwhile, ASML has conducted several lucrative buyback programs.With demand rising for a variety of technologically advanced chips, ASML will be in the driver's seat for a long time. Investors could consider it the safer backdoor play in the sector.Disclosure: At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not have a position in any stock mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post 5 Semiconductor Stocks That Are Scorching Hot Buys appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Thematic ETFs are anything but traditional, but Global X, one of the largest issuers of thematic ETFs, believes weighting stocks in thematic ETFs by market value is an approach that serves investors well. The Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR) , the first exchange traded fund dedicated to IoT investing, is one of Global X's thematic ETFs that uses a cap-weighted methodology. SNSR, which is two years old, targets the Indxx Global Internet of Things Thematic Index.