PRINCETON, N.J., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for NXP Semiconductors (Nasdaq: NXPI), Hittite Microwave (Nasdaq: HITT), Applied Micro Circuits (Nasdaq: AMCC), MIPS Technologies (Nasdaq: MIPS), and Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS).
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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his latest reports:
-- NXP: McWilliams was amazed last year when Wall Street pushed the price of NXP into the mid-$30s based mostly on its first mover status with Near Field Communications (NFC) chips. As the price of NXP peaked, McWilliams advised Next Inning readers to take profits and to avoid the stock at those levels. However, when the price dropped to the mid-teens in the fall of 2011, he wrote it was time to consider NXP a buy. Ahead of NXP's upcoming earnings report, does McWilliams expect further gains for the stock, or is it time to move to the sidelines?
-- Hittite: In February, ahead of Hittite's earnings report, McWilliams suggested avoiding the stock at its then current price in the mid-$50s. With the price of Hittite now down to around $50, does he think it's time to buy ahead of earnings or stay on the sidelines? What will it take to push Hittite to a new high and break it out of the trading range that has frustrated investors over the last year? Is Wall Street underestimating Hittite's earnings for 2012?
-- Applied Micro: Has the Applied Micro turnaround story been derailed or just stalled temporarily or is there something else going on that is actually much more interesting? McWilliams says it's best to view Applied Micro in two pieces; one is a profitable broadband infrastructure company and the other is a venture capital investment that is not yet shipping a product but has a huge jump on the competition in the ARM Holdings server market. How does McWilliams think these two pieces should be valued and what price does he think Applied Micro would trade for if the venture capital aspect of the story was better understood?
-- MIPS: Last year, when MIPS was trading near $4, McWilliams advised Next Inning readers that the stock was worth at least $5 to $7. Now that the stock has reached the high end of that range, does he think it's time to take profits or are there reasons to hold out for more? What is the truth behind the rumors that MIPS may be acquired? Is AMD really likely to be interested in MIPS or are there other better qualified suitors?
-- Skyworks: McWilliams advised readers to consider Skyworks in December 2011 when the stock was trading under $14.50. In March, with the stock trading 87.3% above his entry point, McWilliams advised investors that it was time to reassess the risks of holding the stock. Now that Skyworks has pulled back from McWilliams' exit point, should investors consider buying the stock ahead of its earnings report in anticipation of another rally higher?
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