Pre-market Insights on Semiconductor - Specialized Stocks -- SunPower, Microchip Technology, Linear Technology, and Vivint Solar

Jul 21, 2016, 08:50 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Stock-Callers.com this morning has four stocks within the Specialized Semiconductor industry under scrutiny. The industry continues to steadily perform despite the slump in demand for PCs. Let us review the following equities and see how they have fared in recent days: SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), Linear Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: LLTC), and Vivint Solar Inc. (NYSE: VSLR). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free notes at:

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Here is a brief market recap of these stocks' performances at the closing bell on Wednesday, July 20, 2016:

SunPower  

San Jose, California headquartered SunPower Corp.'s stock finished the session 4.08% higher at $16.07. A total volume of 2.58 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.12 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 6.64% in the past month and are trading above their 50-day moving average by 1.31%. Additionally, shares of SunPower, which designs, manufactures, and delivers solar systems to residential, commercial, and power plant customers worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 57.12.

On July 07th, 2016, SunPower Corp. announced that it was selected to provide 39.1 megawatts of solar photovoltaic technology under the French government's tender for supplying the country's ZNI (non-interconnected zones) with renewable energy and storage. SunPower secured 27 out of the total of 33 awards, or 76%, under the tender program. SPWR complete notes are just a click away at:

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Microchip Technology  

Shares in Chandler, Arizona headquartered Microchip Technology Inc. ended yesterday's session 1.17% higher at $54.34. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.49 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 4.76% in the last one month, 10.40% in the previous three months, and 18.63% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 7.03% above its 50-day moving average and 15.78% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Microchip Technology, which develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications, have an RSI of 66.94. The complimentary notes on MCHP can be accessed at:

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Linear Technology  

Milpitas, California headquartered Linear Technology Corp.'s stock gained 0.64%, closing the session at $48.66 and with a total volume of 1.98 million shares traded. The Company's shares have gained 4.17% in the last one month, 6.32% over the previous three months, and 16.31% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 4.66% and 11.07% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Linear Technology, which together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets a line of analog integrated circuits worldwide, have an RSI of 62.49.

In a Form 8-k filed with the SEC on June 28th, 2016, the Board of Directors of Linear Technology Corp. initiated the first of multiple steps to revise the Company's executive compensation programs, upon the recommendation of the Board's Compensation Committee. These changes include: Granting equity awards whose vesting is partially based upon the achievement of long-term performance objectives; and Entering into executive contracts with those of the Company's executive officers, and certain other key employees, who do not currently have such agreements. The Board intends to follow the Compensation Committee's recommendations. Sign up for your complimentary notes on LLTC at:

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Vivint Solar  

On Wednesday, Lehi, Utah headquartered Vivint Solar Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 781,872 shares, and ended the day 2.27% higher at $3.16. The Company's shares have advanced 3.95% over the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 8.85%. Furthermore, shares of Vivint Solar, which provides distributed solar energy to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the U.S., have an RSI of 58.42.

On July 20th, 2016, Vivint Solar announced a collaboration with Renovate America, the leading provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, to expand access to rooftop solar for homeowners. By offering Renovate America's HERO program as its PACE financing option, Vivint Solar is enabling more homeowners to purchase solar systems and lower their utility bills. Through the Vivint Solar and HERO Program, homeowners will be able to use HERO financing to purchase Vivint Solar systems and pay for them over time through their local property taxes. Payments are made at a fixed interest rate for terms of 5 to 20 years, and the interest on the payments may be tax deductible. The note on VSLR is available for free at:

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