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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

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Alibaba, Garmin, Goldman Sachs, SunEdison, Xilinx and More

Stocks were indicated to have a very strong open on Friday morning after Thursday’s recovery. The correction that many investors have hoped for finally arrived, and investors are proving yet again that they will buy value and overlooked stocks if they can get them on the cheap. 365 more words


July 2014 Results

Fellow Traders,

I’m slow to post my monthly results again.  I think it is partly the result of my apathy towards this market.  As I mentioned last month I’m finding it harder and harder to identify trades which meet my level of comfort with regard to risk vs. 637 more words

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