NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Universal Display, Tower Semiconductor, Diodes, IXYS and International Rectifier

Jun 03, 2010, 08:00 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has updated outlooks for Universal Display (Nasdaq: PANL), Tower Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TSEM), Diodes (Nasdaq: DIOD), IXYS (Nasdaq: IXYS) and International Rectifier (NYSE: IRF).

Editor Paul McWilliams has displayed uncanny accuracy in identifying winners and losers during this challenging and historic period for the markets. After logging a very successful 2009 that included suggesting his readers buy a number of stocks that subsequently posted gains of 100% to 400%, he advised readers on May 3rd the markets were heading for a correction.  As we know now, that correction started the very next day.  

Now that the major indexes have fallen more than the ten percent required to classify the drop as a "correction," McWilliams has outlined what he views as the real risks and advised Next Inning readers how he thinks things will play out during the balance of 2010.

That said, McWilliams has still managed to pick a few select names for Next Inning readers that are fighting the downward trend.  

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- Should investors looking to take advantage of OLED display trend consider an investment in Universal Display?  Can the current stock price be justified based on the company's outlook?  Is Universal Display's balance sheet strong enough to carry it through to profitability?

Is Tower Semi's move to prepay some of its debt a positive for the company?  If Tower can eliminate the "overhang" of debt issues, how high could the stock go?

-- Does worldwide semiconductor sales data suggest that trends in Integrated Silicon's key markets have continued to work in the company's favor?  How much upside could the stock see from current prices?

-- After outlining trades that yielded 400% gains for Next Inning subscribers beginning in December 2008, does McWilliams think Diodes is poised for another rally or would this be a better time to go short?

-- After suggesting that Next Inning readers buy IXYS last August when the stock was trading in the $6s, McWilliams suggested selling out the position in October at $8.56 for a quick 35% profit.  Six months later in April, he suggested buying again at $8.48.  What led McWilliams to flip back to a bullish stance on IXYS?  What does McWilliams think about IXYS' acquisitions of Ledis and Zilog?  Does McWilliams think IXYS is making a good decision to expand its market strategy through these acquisitions?  What is his exit strategy this time?

-- With the price of International Rectifier up more than 75% since he suggested buying the stock, what factors does McWilliams believe investors should monitor going forward?  Does McWilliams think the stock merits holding at its current price?  What is McWilliams estimated "fair value" price for International Rectifier and how does he justify the model?

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