Skyworks Solutions Traded below Moving Averages in Early August



Shareholder returns and stock trends

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) generated investor returns of 72.34% in the trailing twelve-month period but -11.82% in the trailing one-month period. In comparison, it generated 156.33% returns in 2014 and 21.52% in the year-to-date. The firm’s share price fell 7.64% in the trailing five-day period leading up to August 7, 2015.

In comparison, peer companies Avago Technologies (AVGO), Broadcom (BRCM), and Micron Technology (MU) respectively generated returns of -2.07%, -0.57%, and -0.38% in the trailing five-day period.

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Moving averages

On August 7, 2015, Skyworks Solutions closed at $88.36. Based on this price, here’s how the firm is faring in relation to its moving averages:

  • 8.8% below 20-day moving average of $96.89
  • 13.29% below the 50-day moving average of $101.90
  • 11.68% below the 100-day moving average of $100.04

Moving average convergence divergence and the relative strength index

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between a firm’s short-term and long-term moving averages.

Skyworks Solutions’ 14-day MACD is -2.74, which shows a downward-trading trend because the figure is negative.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 35, which shows that the stock is slightly oversold. Generally, if the RSI is above 70, it indicates the stock is overbought, while an RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Analyst recommendation

Out of 23 analysts covering the stock, 18 have a “buy” recommendation on Skyworks Solutions, and five have a “hold” recommendation on it. The consensus analyst stock price target for the firm is $121.42, with a median target estimate of $120. Based on these figures, SWKS is trading at a discount of 26% with respect to its median analyst price target.

Skyworks Solutions constitutes 0.09% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and 0.41% of the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK).


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