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3 Chip Stocks That Could Be the Next Sector Victims

The overall carnage and woe in the chip sector in the first quarter is spreading to the second quarter, and the casualties are starting to add up. 716 more words


Analyzing 5 More Semiconductor Merger Candidates After Altera

The semiconductor arena has been abuzz with mergers and acquisitions, whether the deals come about or fall through. There have been a few big winners in this space so far, with a couple big acquisitions solidified in just the past week alone, but this leaves more room for mergers to happen in the future. 568 more words


Altera Merger Termination Has Ripple Effect for Semiconductor Stocks

Easy come, easy go. That is what the rumor mill around the world of mergers and acquisitions will tell you. The earlier reports that Intel Corp. 522 more words


Top Chip Stocks to Buy Returning the Most Cash to Shareholders

Despite the recent sell-off in semiconductor stocks, the SOX index, which tracks the group, is still up substantially from the lows last October, and it has outperformed the S&P 500. 769 more words


Why Analysts Are Cooling to an Altera-Intel Deal

Shares of Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) have recently challenged multiyear highs due to reports late on Friday that Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was in talks to acquire the company. 800 more words


Why Wells Fargo 2015 Semiconductor Outlook Is Optimistic but Cautious

To kick off 2015, Wells Fargo released its outlook on the semiconductor industry. The analyst firm is very strong on the fundamentals for this new year, even considering the soft patch that came at the end of 2014. 506 more words


October 17, 2014

Stocks opened sharply higher this morning on upbeat earnings and economic data. The Dow is currently up about 277 pts; the SPX is up 1.74%. All ten sectors are in the green, led by energy and industrials. 589 more words