NEW YORK, February 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Companies in the Specialized Semiconductor space create microchips that act as the brain for a number of devices in the Technology field. Specifically, these companies specialize and focus their efforts on a particular field, and tend to offer dividend yields that are well below the wider market average. Ahead of today's trading session, Stock-Callers.com evaluates these equities: Himax Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX), Linear Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: LLTC), JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd (NYSE: JKS), and Ultra Clean Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT). Sign up today and download for free the research reports for the stocks covered today at:
Taiwan headquartered Himax Technologies Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 1.00% higher at $7.07. A total volume of 5.00 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 4.55 million shares. Over the last month and since the start of this year, the Company's shares have advanced 28.55% and 17.05%, respectively. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 19.18%. Moreover, shares of Himax Technologies, which provides display imaging processing technologies to consumer electronics worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 70.67.
On February 16th, 2017, Himax Technologies reported revenues of $203.4 million up 14.3% on a y-o-y basis. The Company's GAAP gross margin for Q4 2016 was 19.1%, down 380 basis points from Q4 2015. Himax's GAAP net income for Q4 2016 was $4.4 million, or $0.026 per diluted ADS, compared to $6.1 million, or $0.036 per diluted ADS, in Q4 2015.
On February 17th, 2017, research firm Nomura upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'. HIMX complete research report is just a click away at:
Shares in California headquartered Linear Technology Corp. declined 0.23%, ending yesterday's session at $64.53, with a total trading volume of 1.11 million shares. The stock has gained 3.51% in the past month, 5.89% in the previous three months, and 4.02% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 3.05% and 14.41% above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Linear Technology, which designs, manufactures, and markets a line of analog integrated circuits worldwide, have an RSI of 72.90.
On January 17th, 2017, Linear Technology reported that revenues increased 8.3% to $375.8 million for Q2 FY17 over the $347.1 million reported in Q2 FY16. The Company's GAAP net income was $124.0 in Q2 FY17, up 2.0% on a y-o-y basis. The complimentary report on LLTC can be downloaded at:
On Thursday, the People's Republic of China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd's stock rose 2.89%, to close the day at $17.47. A total volume of 528,937 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 424,200 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 18.68% in the last one month, 35.74% in the previous three months, and 14.71% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 12.72% and 0.62% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of JinkoSolar Holding, which together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of photovoltaic products in China and internationally, have an RSI of 67.59.
On February 21st, 2017, JinkoSolar Holding announced that it has completed the repurchase of certain 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2019 at the option of holders of the Notes. An aggregate principal amount of US$61,074,000 of the Notes was tendered for repurchase, with Notes in the principal amount of US$10,000 remaining outstanding after such repurchase. Sign up for your complimentary report on JKS at:
Shares in California headquartered Ultra Clean Holding, Inc. ended the day 11.37% higher at $14.01. A total volume of 2.95 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 383,210 shares. The stock has gained 13.53% in the last one month, 41.80% in the previous three months, and 44.43% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 22.01% and 71.89%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Ultra Clean Holding, which designs, develops, prototypes, engineers, manufactures, and tests production tools, modules, and subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment and equipment industry segments primarily in North America, Asia, and Europe, have an RSI of 76.44.
On February 22nd, 2017, Ultra Clean reported that total revenue for Q4 2016 was $174.5 million, up 68.8% on a y-o-y basis. Ultra Clean's net income for Q4 2016 was $10.0 million, or $0.30 per share (basic and diluted), compared to a net loss of $15.8 million, or $0.49 per share (basic and diluted), for Q4 2015.
On February 23rd, 2017, research firm Needham reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $15 a share to $18 a share. Download the research report for free on UCTT at:
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