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
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
In his opening keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Michael Maximilien, Research Scientist, Architect, and Engineer at IBM, discussed the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insights from the vast t...
Recently, IoT seems emerging as a solution vehicle for data analytics on real-world scenarios from setting a room temperature setting to predicting a component failure of an aircraft. Compared with developing an application or deploying a cloud service, is an IoT solution unique? If so, how? How does a typical IoT solution architecture consist? And what are the essential components and how are they relevant to each other? How does the security play out? What are the best practices in formulating...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Elastifile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Elastifile Cloud File System (ECFS) is software-defined data infrastructure designed for seamless and efficient management of dynamic workloads across heterogeneous environments. Elastifile provides the architecture needed to optimize your hybrid cloud environment, by facilitating efficient...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single-threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Dave Martin, Product owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Golden Gate University will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Since 1901, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions. Many of its courses are taug...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., discussed how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics ...
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, 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. Me...
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...