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Many Semiconductor Stocks Are Getting Killed, But Who's Actually Outperforming?

December 30, 2014 8:38 am
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Several semiconductor-related stocks were down on Monday following Needham's bulk downgrade.

The companies affected include Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ: AMBA), Cavium Inc (NASDAQ: CAVM), RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD), TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) and Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS).

So, Is Anyone Actually Outperforming?


Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI) was one of the top movers in the space on Monday; shares gained 3.6 percent.

Worth noting, Inphi was the only stock upgraded by Needham. The firm changed its rating from a Buy to a Strong Buy with a price target of $23. That implies an upside of more than 40 percent from current market prices.

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Rubicon Technology

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCN) was another major gainer on Monday, though a direct reason was less clear.

The stock has been trading very close to its 52-week low in recent weeks at 0.5 times the company’s sales (versus an industry average valuation of more than 3x P/S).

Despite a 3.6 percent gain on Monday, the stock still trades below the lowest of its price targets issued in 2014. Canaccord Genuity issued a $5 target in November.

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