A Look Inside The Year Ahead - Research Report On Skyworks Solutions, Inc., Cree, Inc., Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company

Feb 15, 2013, 08:00 ET from National Traders Association

NEW YORK, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE), Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.


Some are wondering if Skyworks Solutions will turn out fine this year, after Apple reported a flat profit in its quarterly report. Skyworks' shares tend to follow Apple's movements, since Skyworks manufactures chips for Apple. 29% of Skyworks' sales go to Apple products, while Samsung accounts for 17%. However, fortunately, the company's strategic diversification across OEMs and chipset partners may allow the company to deliver consistently, despite Apple's results. Given that companies like Skyworks can rise up or down depending on the demand for their products and how well their clients perform, it is hard to find enough stability to invest in them. There is no sure way to keep your money safe when investing in companies like these, but as these companies continue to diversify, they provide greater stability and assurance that they will remain strong in the coming years. When it comes to the high-risk tech wars, looking for absolute stability may be tough, but with positive outlooks for the future, companies like Skyworks may be the ones that can constantly deliver. The Full Research Report on Skyworks Solutions, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/d7eb_SWKS]


CREE, INC. Research Report

The semiconductor industry may be seen as a growth venue, with better-than-average expansion characteristics, thanks to intense competition and product innovation fueled by aggressive R&D, paving the way for increased profitability. All electronics need semiconductors. With increase in demand for electronics and requirements in new application areas, the industry is expected to sustain high growth momentum. After reporting that the Q2 results for FY 2013 were above analysts' estimates and forecasting an optimistic outlook for its Q3 profit, the shares of Cree, market leader in LED lighting, increases 22.05 percent and made a new high of $41.20. For Q3, which runs through March 31, the company forecasted adjusted earnings of 30 cents to 35 cents per share on revenue of $325 million to $345 million. This exceeds the expectations of analysts of only 28 cents per share on $323 million in revenue. Cree is featured on most analysts' stocks to watch for the long term. According to CEO Chuck Swoboda, "we see opportunities to move the market even faster than what has been experienced to date," noting the continuously improving sales in both the LED components and lighting fixture divisions of the company. LED lights are going mainstream, as they last longer than fluorescent lights. LED lights are also less energy consuming. Demand for this product is seen to increase rapidly and to eventually make fluorescent lights become obsolete. The LED lighting penetration rate is expected to reach 25 percent in 2013, and by 2020, the global LED lighting market is projected to grow by 32 percent. For semiconductor companies, both the technology and the market drive each other. The willingness of investors to wager the ups and downs of the business cycle may find semiconductor stocks an interesting investment. The Full Research Report on Cree, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/2daf_CREE]



Mellanox, provider of Ethernet and InfiniBand host bus adapters. The Q4 earnings of Mellanox surged as the semiconductor company recorded a double-digit increase in revenue. Compared to Q3, its revenue grew significantly, as well as the GAAP earnings per share. Looking forward, the next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $131.2 million and the average EPS estimate is 75 cents. Analysts upgraded the company's stock from a neutral rating to a buy rating, resulting to an increase of 3.56 percent to $52.31. The semiconductor industry is highly cyclical. This cyclicality can be seen as a degree of comfort for investors - they can be sure that the semiconductor market will turn at some point in the future. Demand for semiconductor devices will not go away anytime soon. As a commodity business, its end markets are so numerous, from computers to cars and everything in between. 2013 analyst forecasts for this industry range from 4.2 percent on the low side to 16.6 percent on the high side. The Full Research Report on Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/dd94_MLNX]



Online automotive information provider Edmunds.com expects a 15 percent rise in US car sales this month compared to the same period last year, with an estimated 1.05 million new cars to be sold. Ford responded to tough sales numbers by selling loss-making and non-core operations, temporarily suspending dividend payouts, and strived to improve its balance sheet. Ford, doubled its quarterly dividend to $0.10 from $0.05, resulting in almost a 3 percent dividend yield. In addition, the company streamlined operations by selling of non-core businesses and brands, known as the One Ford strategy. Every single person on Ford's payroll around the world is now just squarely focused on supporting the core Ford brand. Ford's generous quarterly dividend will still encourage more buyers and keep the stock price up. The Full Research Ford Motor Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/9104_F]



Today, GM is showing tremendous upside compared to four years ago, and is set to buy back 200 million shares from the US Treasury and continue buying the remaining 300 million shares. This is also because the company is frustrated by how the government controls the GM, like salary caps that prevent new hires from the market, and company executives want to change the bureaucratic nature. GM is experiencing dismal sales in Europe amid the ongoing Eurozone crisis, with a plan to close down a factory in Germany two years ahead of schedule in 2014. GM subsidiary Opel posted losses between $1.5 billion and $1.8 billion as the country is on the verge of slipping into a recession. Nevertheless, General Motors is still considered a good investment. GM expects better sales numbers in China and the US to make up for its poor European figures. The Full Research Report on General Motors Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/1b47_GM]


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