The semiconductor sector soars 5% in just the past 4 days

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From Keris Lahiff: Semis are on fire.
NYSE:SMH April 18, 2019 6:00pm

The semiconductor sector is gaining on hopes of a trade deal with China

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From Patti Domm:
NYSE:SMH April 9, 2019 9:00pm

Crude oil prices remain steady, hover at 5-month highs

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From Reuters:
  • Oil prices are underpinned by tightening global supplies and signs of demand picking up.
NYSE:USO April 4, 2019 11:48am

5 Top Semiconductor Equities to Consider Buying This Year

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From Zacks Equity Research: Robust demand for memory chips and other semiconductor products, on account of rapid adoption of cloud computing, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, advanced driver assisted systems (ADAS), gaming, wearables, drones and virtual reality/augmented reality ("VR/AR") devices, is fueling massive growth in the semiconductor space.
NYSE:SMH

Semiconductor sector surges after AMD and INTC receive upgrades

From Emily Bary: Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. are soaring Wednesday after Instinet began coverage of the stock with a buy rating.
NYSE:SMH April 3, 2019 1:04pm

Investors remain cautious about the semiconductor sector

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From Radhika Pujara : As we conclude first-quarter 2019, most of the discussions are centered on the near-term cloudy outlook for the semiconductor space and performance of the chip-makers.
NYSE:SMH April 1, 2019 1:39pm

Broadcom CEO says the semiconductor sector has hit bottom

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From Jeremy C. Owens: Semiconductor stocks were collectively trading about 3.5% higher Friday morning, after Broadcom Inc. AVGO, +10.09% results calmed some fears about the sector and the company's chief executive said that a downturn had reached its bottom. The PHLX Semiconductor Index SOX, +3.09% rose 3.5% in the first hour of trading and all 30 components were trading higher, led by Broadcom, which was up more than 11%. After Broadcom released earnings that were slightly better than expected Thursday after markets closed, Chief Executive Hock Tan said in a conference call, "We expect our semiconductor business to bottom in the second fiscal quarter driven almost entirely by the seasonal drop in Wireless. But looking to H2, we are confident the semiconductor business will resume very meaningful growth." That sentiment mirrors what other executives have said about a current down cycle for chip sales, including Microchip Technology Inc.MCHP, +2.31% CEO Steve Sanghi, who called a bottom last week and has a history of correctly predicting swings in the semiconductor sector. Besides Broadcom, chip-equipment stocks were hot, with Lam Research Corp.LRCX, +4.47% MKS Instruments Inc. MKSI, +7.77% ASML Holdings NVASML, +4.44% and Applied Materials Inc. AMAT, +3.85% increasing more than 4% Friday morning. The PHLX Semiconductor Index has declined 5% in the past year amid concerns about the chip sector, as the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.41% has gained 2.2%.
NYSE:SMH March 15, 2019 11:57am

Semiconductor sector climbs after Nvidia announces acquisition of Mellanox

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From Al Root: Nvidia is buying semiconductor maker Mellanox Technologies for $6.9 billion in an all-cash, cloud-computing-focused deal that could signal better days on the horizon for semiconductor stocks.
NYSE:SMH March 11, 2019 2:26pm

As the Semiconductor Sector Recovers, Which Stocks To Watch

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From Patrick Seitz: Finding the best semiconductor stocks to buy involves understanding the health of the markets that buy chips for their products.
NYSE:SMH February 28, 2019 3:07pm

Semiconductor ETF sees large Inflow

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From ETF Channel: Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ''shares'' investors are actually buying and selling ''units''. These ''units'' can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed). Creation of new units will mean the underlying holdings of the ETF need to be purchased, while destruction of units involves selling underlying holdings, so large flows can also impact the individual components held within ETFs.
NYSE:SMH February 15, 2019 3:49pm

Semiconductor stocks fall after Goldman Sachs warns that ‘fundamentals remain very soft’

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From Thomas Franck:
NYSE:SMH February 8, 2019 3:48pm

Global sales of Semiconductors reached a record high in 2018

From Wallace Witkowski: Global sales of semiconductors reached a record high in 2018, reaching a trillion chips sold for the first time, even as growth tapered off in the second half of the year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association on Monday. Sales of chips grew 13.7% to $468.8 billion worldwide in 2018 compared with 2017 sales. "Global demand for semiconductors reached a new high in 2018, with annual sales hitting a high-water mark and total units shipped topping 1 trillion for the first time," said John Neuffer, SIA president and chief executive, in a statement. "Market growth slowed during the second half of 2018, but the long-term outlook remains strong." The largest category of sales went to memory chips with $158 billion in sales, the fastest growing category at an increase of 27.4%, SIA said. Of those memory sales, DRAM sales products increased 36.4%, while sales of NAND flash products increased 14.8%. DRAM, or dynamic random access memory, is the type of memory commonly used in PCs and servers, while NAND chips are the flash memory chips used in USB drives and smaller devices such as digital cameras. In December, Micron Technology Inc. MU, -0.98% the largest U.S. maker of memory chips, forecast quarterly revenue that was nearly $1 billion less than Wall Street was estimating as the industry deals with oversupply issues. Micron shares, while up 23% in 2019, are down 4% over the past 12 months, compared with an 11% year-to-date gain in the PHLX Semiconductor Index SOX, +0.05%which is down 2.6% over the past 12 months. Compared to the broader market, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.34% is up 7.9% for the year and down 2.1% over the past 12 months, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.91% is up 10% for the year and up 0.9% over the past 12 months.
NYSE:SMH February 4, 2019 1:32pm

Chip Stocks slide after Nvidia’s warning

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From Tomi Kilgore: Semiconductor stocks took a premarket dive Monday, after Nvidia Corp.NVDA, -15.02% cut its fourth-quarter revenue and gross margin outlook, citing weakness in its gaming and datacenter businesses. Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD, -7.11% sank 7.3% ahead of the open, after being down 0.5% just prior to Nvidia's warning, while Intel Corp.'s stock INTC, -1.46% 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 MU, -2.25% 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 SMH, -2.17% dropped 4.0%. The chip ETF has rallied 8.0% over the past three months, while the S&P 500SPX, -1.16% has edged up 0.2%.
NYSE:SMH January 28, 2019 1:31pm

Semiconductor stocks report earnings, provide a sigh of relief for the technology sector

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From Emily Bary: Investors concerned about the big swoon for tech stocks at the end of last year received welcome news Wednesday afternoon.
NYSE:SMH January 24, 2019 1:23pm

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