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Goldman Sachs Maintains Neutral on Atmel


Goldman Sachs is out with its report today on Amtel (NASDAQ: ATML), maintaining Neutral.

In a note to clients, Goldman Sachs writes, "Atmel has gained significant share in the MCU market, and we believe it can continue to expand its share – albeit at a more incremental rate – going forward. Management is delivering on its margin expansion plans, and we believe the company is on track to achieve its near-term gross margin target of 51-52% exiting 2011. However, we remain Neutral on the stock, given Atmel's premium valuation, with the stock trading at 17X our normalized EPS estimate vs. Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) at 14X – despite Broadcom's much stronger exposure to smartphones and tablets (Broadcom at 40% vs. Atmel at 20%)."

Shares of ATML closed Monday at $14.15, down 1.01% from Friday's close.

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