Technical Roundup on Semiconductor Stocks -- Cree, Ambarella, United Microelectronics, and ASML Holding

Aug 26, 2016, 08:10 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials space consists of companies that provide the basis for the manufacturing of semiconductors. Factors affecting these operators are fluctuations in the capital expenditures of semiconductor manufacturers and the cyclicality of the industry. directs investors' attention to the following equities: Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE), Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), United Microelectronics Corp. (NYSE: UMC), and ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML). Sign up today and download for free the research reports for the stocks covered today at:

Cree Inc. 

On Thursday, shares in Durham, North Carolina headquartered Cree Inc. ended 1.49% higher at $23.88. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.41 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.09 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 8.85% below their 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Cree, which provides lighting-class light emitting diode, lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency applications in the US, China, Europe, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 34.40.

On August 16th, 2016, Cree announced revenue of $388 million for its Q4 FY16, ended June 26th, 2016, compared to revenue of $382 million reported for Q4 FY15. The company's GAAP net loss for Q4 was $11 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $88 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, for Q4 FY15. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for Q4 FY16 was $19 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 of $21 million, or $0.19 per diluted share.

On August 25th, 2016, research firm ROTH Capital initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, issuing a target price of $34 per share. CREE complete research report is just a click away at:


Santa Clara, California headquartered Ambarella Inc.'s stock gained 0.07%, to close the day at $68.56 and with a total volume of 628,888 shares traded. The Company's shares have surged 18.21% in the past month, 67.55% in the previous three months, and 23.00% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 20.48% and 41.64% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Ambarella, which develops semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition video capture, sharing, and display worldwide, have an RSI of 75.31.

On August 8th, 2016, Ambarella, announced that it will hold its Q2 FY17 conference call on September 1st, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The company will issue its earnings release after the market closes the same day. The complimentary report on AMBA can be downloaded at:

United Microelectronics  

Shares in Hsinchu, Taiwan headquartered United Microelectronics Corp. recorded a trading volume of 462,858 shares at the close of the last trading session. The stock ended the day 1.06% higher at $1.90. The Company's shares have advanced 5.51% in the previous three months and 5.51% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 2.10%. Furthermore, shares of United Microelectronics, which provides semiconductor wafer foundry solutions, have an RSI of 48.90.

On August 01st, 2016, United Microelectronics announced that it has verified on silicon its 0.18um Bipolar CMOS DMOS process for the most stringent AEC Q100 grade-0 automotive ICs. The process is now ready for mass production, with qualified FDK and IP available for automotive applications such as power management IC. The successful qualification enables company's manufactured chips to be used for high-reliability vehicle applications within high temperature environments, and follows upon the foundry's successful mass production of AEC-Q100 Grade-1 automotive ICs. Sign up for your complimentary report on UMC at:

ASML Holding  

Veldhoven, the Netherlands headquartered ASML Holding N.V.'s shares finished the session 0.20% lower at $106.47 with a total volume of 270,586 shares traded. The stock has advanced 7.10% in the previous three months and 21.37% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.92% and 12.17%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of ASML Holding, which through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, market, and servicing of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, have an RSI of 50.33.

On August 3rd, 2016, ASML Holding announced that it pleased with the vote at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Hermes Microvision, Inc. (HMI), where HMI shareholders approved the transaction under which ASML Holding will acquire all outstanding shares of HMI, as announced on 16th June 2016. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2016.

On August 17th, 2016, research firm Bank of America/ Merrill downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'. Download the research report for free on ASML at:


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