|Bid||109.80 x 900|
|Ask||110.22 x 800|
|Day's Range||106.63 - 110.60|
|52 Week Range||80.71 - 112.00|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.28|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.35%|
What Made Memory Stocks the Top Gains of the S&P 500 Index?Micron’s stock jumps over 8%Micron Technology (MU) and Western Digital (WDC) stocks were among the top five gainers of the S&P 500 Index on March 21 in the first half of the
Tech and Media's Latest: NVIDIA, Netflix, Hulu, EA, and AppleChip stocks have outperformed broader markets in 2019 Semiconductor stocks have been on a roll lately. YTD (year-to-date), the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) has risen 22% compared
Micron in the 2019 Memory Industry Downtrend—What's Different?Micron’s stock price momentum Micron Technology (MU) was one of semiconductor investors’ favorite stocks back in 2016 and 2017, rising ~55% and 88%, respectively, in the years. This
The once downtrodden semiconductor sector and related ETFs are now enjoying their best quarter in over two years as the trade tensions between the U.S. and China thaws and negotiations progress. Year-to-date, ...
Broadcom's Q1 2019 Earnings Revive Investors' Confidence(Continued from Prior Part)Broadcom’s earnings revive investors’ confidence Previously, we learned that Broadcom (AVGO) stock made a new high on its earnings beat and strong guidance largely
What’s behind Semiconductor Stocks’ Rise?Semiconductor stocks rise on growth prospects Most semiconductors stocks had risen more than 2% as of midday today, with several factors having raised investors’ optimism about the sector’s growth.
Semiconductor sector-related ETFs were among the best performers Friday on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks and Broadcom (NasdaqGS: AVGO) impressive fourth quarter earnings results. Among the best ...
ETFdb.com is recommending a new short position for the month ahead. This short recommendation is based around preparing for a potential pullback in a high-beta corner of the market that appears vulnerable after a nearly-vertical recovery since the December 2018 lows. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation.
NVIDIA won a bidding war for Mellanox Technologies, representing the largest-ever acquisition in two-decade plus history. Investors could capitalize this opportune moment with ETFs having higher allocation to this graphics chipmaker.
NVIDIA Prepares for a Tough Fiscal 2020NVIDIA stock underperforms the market and peersAfter beating the market for three consecutive years, NVIDIA (NVDA) stock underperformed the market last year as the cryptocurrency bubble burst disrupted growth
NVIDIA: Must-Know Perspectives on the StockNVIDIA’s stock price movement After outperforming the market for the last three years, NVIDIA’s (NVDA) stock underperformed the market in 2018 as the stock fell significantly after the crypto bubble
How US-China Trade Talks Are Affecting Semiconductor StocksProgress in US-China trade negotiationsAs the original March 1 deadline nears, we can see some optimism surrounding the US-China (FXI) trade war. Back in July 2018, the two countries
Should You Buy Qualcomm at the Dip?Stock price movement Semiconductor stocks recovered partially in 2019 after bottoming out in the fourth quarter of 2018. However, Qualcomm’s (QCOM) stock did not see any recovery in 2019. In fact, the stock has
Where's the 'Next Warren Buffett' Placing His Bets?(Continued from Prior Part)Cheniere EnergyAfter Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) (FOXA), Cheniere Energy (LNG) is Seth Klarman’s biggest bet, accounting for 7.3% of Baupost Group’s portfolio for
We have highlighted five ETFs that seem to be market movers in the weeks ahead given that the United States and China are set to start fresh talks in Washington today.
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.