Welcome!

News Feed Item

Morning Research on Applied Materials, Cree, United Microelectronics, KLA-Tencor, and Entegris

LONDON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Semiconductor companies are adapting to the changing market dynamics. With more and more users switching to smartphones and tablets, mobile computing is expected to be the key growth driver for semiconductor companies going forward. The industry faced significant challenges in 2012 amid a slowdown in the global economy. However, outlook for 2013 as improved as global economy has shown signs of improvement. On Thursday, semiconductor stocks ended mostly lower. Among the major movers were Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE), United Microelectronics Corp. (NYSE: UMC), KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC), and Entegris Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG). StockCall has posted free technical research reports on AMAT, CREE, UMC, KLAC, and ENTG and these can be accessed by signing up at

http://www.stockcall.com/analysis

Applied Materials Inc.'s shares slipped in trading yesterday, tracking losses in the broad market. The stock closed 0.96% lower at $12.92 on above average volume of 13.91 million. Shares of AMAT traded between $12.89 and $13.23 on Thursday. The stock has fallen nearly 3% in the last three sessions. Despite the pullback, Applied Materials' shares are still trading close to their 52-week high of $13.99. Year-to-date, the stock is still up more than 13.60%, outperforming the S&P 500. Download the free report on AMAT upon registration at

http://www.StockCall.com/AMAT041913.pdf

Shares of Cree Inc. also edged lower on Thursday. The stock fell to an intra-day low of $52.68 before paring some of the losses to finish the day 0.90% lower at $53.12 on volume of 2.25 million. Despite the pullback yesterday, Cree's shares are up nearly 0.80% in the last three trading sessions. The company's shares are currently facing stiff resistance at around $55. The stock currently has strong support at around $52.50. Its MACD is currently trading below the signal line, which is a bearish signal. CREE technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at

http://www.StockCall.com/CREE041913.pdf

United Microelectronics Corp.'s shares fluctuated between gains and losses on Thursday before finishing the day flat at $1.80 on volume of 678,384. The stock is currently trading close to its 52-week low of $1.75. Its shares have struggled so far in 2013, falling more than 9.50%. The stock has seen a series of lows since the start of this year, which is a bearish signal. The negative trend is further confirmed by the stock's MACD chart. The free report on UMC can be downloaded by signing up now at

http://www.StockCall.com/UMC041913.pdf

Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation edged higher yesterday; however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.23% higher at $52.87 on above average volume of 2.14 million. The company's shares have gained more than 1% in the last three sessions even as the broad market has struggled. Year-to-date, the stock has gained nearly 11.50%, outperforming the S&P 500. However, the stock recently slipped below its 50-day moving average, which is a bearish signal. Free report on KLAC can be accessed by registering at

http://www.StockCall.com/KLAC041913.pdf

Entegris Inc.'s shares ended marginally lower in Thursday's session. The stock closed 0.54% lower at $9.19 on above average volume of 634,698. The stock has fallen nearly 2% in the last three sessions. Entegris' shares are currently trading 9.72% below their 52-week high. The stock is also trading below its 50-day moving average, which is a bearish signal. The stock's MACD is trading below the signal line and the zero-line, further confirming the negative trend. Register with StockCall and download the research on ENTG for free at

http://www.StockCall.com/ENTG041913.pdf

About StockCall.com

StockCall.com is a financial website where investors can have easy, precise and comprehensive research and opinions on stocks making the headlines. Sign up today to talk to our financial analyst at

http://www.stockcall.com  

SOURCE StockCall.com

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner....
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...