Microchip Technology Inc
Why Is Microchip Stock Rising Today?
Microchip stock rose in pre-market trading today after the company updated its financial guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2020.
The George Soros Fund Shares 13F Analysis
On November 14, The George Soros Fund Management LLC filed 13F. The firm’s total market value was around $3.6 billion at the end of Q3 2019.
Marvell Hits a High on Microsoft Deal—What’s Next?
Marvell Technology (MRVL) stock rose around 4.16% on November 12 after the chip maker inked a deal with Microsoft (MSFT).
Nvidia Earnings: Why Are Investors and Analysts Bullish?
Nvidia is set to report its earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 after the closing bell on Thursday. The company looks strong before its earnings.
Was Jim Cramer Right to Back Nvidia over Microchip?
Cramer seems to be very bullish on Nvidia stock. Notably, the stock looks solid. The company is set to report its third-quarter earnings on November 14.
Microchip and Match Group Stocks Lose Big After-Hours
Tech stocks Match Group (MTCH) and Microchip (MCHP) are trading lower in the after-hours session today after releasing their earnings results.
Markets in the Red Today, Trade War Escalates
The trade war between the US and China has escalated again. As expected, technology stocks were hit the worst in early market trading today.
Tech Stocks Drove the Nasdaq to New Heights Today
Tech stocks are driving today’s stock market rally. As of 3:52 PM ET, the tech-heavy the Nasdaq Composite Index is up 0.81%, driven by a surge in tech stocks.
Microchip Stock Fell More than 6.3% on May 13
Shares of semiconductor company Microchip (MCHP) fell 6.3% on May 13 to close trading at $83.61.
These Tech Giants Are Making the NASDAQ Bleed Today
Today’s steep falls in large tech companies are haunting investors, reminding them of the massive sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Weak Macro Environment Slows Analog Chip Sales in Q1
The semiconductor industry consists of analog, micro, logic, and memory chips.
Broadcom Sustains Fiscal 2019 Guidance, Stock Rises ~10%
Broadcom (AVGO) stock rose more than 10% early today, a day after the company reported its fiscal 2019 first-quarter results.
Is Semiconductor Industry Heading toward a Cyclical Downturn?
For the fourth quarter, Texas Instruments (TXN) guided its biggest sequential revenue decline since 2012.
The Semiconductor Sector’s Downturn: Should TXN Investors Worry?
In this series, we’ll discuss what investors could expect for Texas Instruments’ third-quarter earnings, scheduled to be released on October 23.
Microchip Trading at a Discount of 33% to Analysts’ Estimates
The average 12-month price target for Microchip (MCHP) is $114.56, which represents a 33% discount to analysts’ estimates.
Why NVIDIA Was Able to Sweeten Its Dividends
At the time of its fiscal 3Q18 earnings release on November 9, NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) also announced that it was hiking its quarterly cash dividend by 7.0%.
How Asset Divestment Affected NXP Semiconductors’ Performance
In 3Q17, NXP reported revenues of about $2.4 billion, implying a decrease of 3.0% year-over-year.
How Cypress Semiconductor Posted Record Revenues in 3Q17
Cypress Semiconductor (CY) reported record revenues in 3Q17, supported by expanding bill-of-material coverage. Its IoT wireless connectivity grew 80% year-over-year in 3Q17.
What It Takes to Make the Top 5 Highest-Valued Semiconductor Stock List
As of September 12, 2017, Broadcom (AVGO) had the highest PE ratio of 203.54x, followed by Nvidia (NVDA) at 48.4x.
Why Are TSM, MU, and KLAC among the Top 6 Overbought Semi Stocks?
The large trading activity in Qualcomm (QCOM) is pushing the stock into the oversold category with a 14-day RSI score of 39.
Understanding the IoT Trend for MCHP and CY
An MCU (microcontroller) is an entire embedded system on a chip with memory. IoT (Internet of Things) devices depend on MCUs for connectivity and data collection.
A Survey of Cypress Semiconductor’s Cost Structure
Scrutiny of Cypress’s cost structure reveals interesting details about the Cypress 3.0 strategy execution—and its influence on budget allocation.
Interpreting NXP Semiconductors’ Scorecard
NXP Semiconductors is headed for a merger with Qualcomm in a $38 billion cash deal that could create the world’s largest supplier of automotive chips.
How Would NXP’s Acquisition Benefit Qualcomm?
Qualcomm is preparing for its biggest acquisition yet of NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) for $38 billion excluding debt. This move will change Qualcomm’s business model.
Inside Cypress’s Strategy to Rule the Embedded Market
Most semiconductor companies are now moving into the automotive and IoT industries to boost growth. Large among them is Cypress Semiconductor (CY).
Why Did Microchip Stock Rise on February 8?
Of the 16 analysts covering Microchip (MCHP), ten issued “buy” recommendations, and six recommended a “hold” for the stock.
Inside Xilinx’s Growth Potential in Industrial and A&D
While Xilinx reported revenue a fall in communications and data center in fiscal 2Q17, the fall was offset by 7% sequential growth in industrial and A&D.
Sector Composition of the Wells Fargo Growth Fund until YTD 2016
The Wells Fargo Growth Fund (SGRAX) invests at least 80% of its assets in equities.
Texas Instruments’ 2Q16 Results Renew Investor Optimism
On July 26, 2016, one day after its earnings announcement, Texas Instruments’ stock rose by 9.8% to a 16-year high of $72.58.
Why Linear Technology’s Stock Soared 29% in Just 30 Minutes
On July 26, 2016, Analog Devices (ADI) announced that it is acquiring Linear Technology (LLTC) in a cash-stock deal worth $14.8 billion. This equates to $60 per share of Linear Technology.
Cypress Semiconductors Rises following a Fall after Brexit
Cypress Semiconductors (CY) has a market capitalization of $3.4 billion. It rose by 10.5% to close at $10.55 per share on June 30, 2016.
A Review of SGRAX’s Portfolio Changes
SGRAX invests at least 80% of its assets in equities and up to 25% in foreign issuers’ equities via depository receipts and similar vehicles.
How Do NXP’s Cash and Debt Look after the Merger with Freescale?
The company’s debt burden rose after it raised new debt to fund its $12 billion acquisition of Freescale. It also took on Freescale’s debt burden.
Why a Fairchild-ON Merger Could Increase ON’s Leverage Threefold
ON Semiconductor plans to fund the Fairchild-ON merger with a new term loan of $2.4 billion that it recently secured at an interest rate of 5.5%.
The Impact of M&As on Semiconductor Companies’ Balance Sheets
Higher leverage in an industry like the semiconductor space, which has volatile earnings, constrains the company’s financial flexibility by adding a fixed cost of interest.
What’s Really Driving Atmel’s Stock Volatility?
Atmel has a PE (price-to-equity) ratio of 80.3, which is way higher than Intel’s (INTC) 12.9, Texas Instrument’s (TXN) 18.19, and Microchip’s (MCHP) 26.9.
What’s Been Such a Drag for Atmel’s Core Business?
Atmel’s revenue from MCUs fell by 23.6% YoY to $183.1 million in 4Q15 and by 18.7% YoY to $808 million in 2015. MCU accounts for 70% of its total revenues.
Gauging the Impact of the Microchip-Atmel Merger on Atmel Shareholders
On September 20, 2015, Dialog Semiconductor agreed to buy Atmel for ~$4.6 billion. But in December, Microchip made a competing bid of nearly $3.6 billion.
How Much Did the Freescale Acquisition Impact NXP Semiconductors’ Balance Sheet?
As of December 31, 2015, NXP Semiconductors’ cash reserves stood at $1.6 billion, and its long-term debt stood at $8.6 billion.
How Will the Atmel Acquisition Impact Microchip’s Balance Sheet?
Microchip has been acquiring small companies and integrating them successfully, but now it’s announced a major merger with Atmel, which is ~47% its size.
Microchip’s Analog Revenue Boosted Total Revenues in Fiscal 3Q16
Analog accounted for 31.2% of Microchip’s revenue in fiscal 3Q16—its highest contribution since the company’s inception.
Analog and MCU Will Be Top 2 Semiconductor Products for 2016
Amid the slowdown in the semiconductor space, analog and MCUs (microcontrollers) will likely report strong growth in 2016.
A Competing Bid to Dialog Semiconductor’s Offer to Atmel
Atmel didn’t disclose the name of the bidder, but according to a Reuters article, the potential bidder is likely to be Microchip Technology (MCHP).
Qorvo’s Shares Soared 23% after Its Fiscal 2Q16 Earnings Release
In fiscal 2Q16, Qorvo’s (QRVO) revenue almost doubled year-over-year to $708 million, beating the consensus estimate of $700 million.
Atmel’s Financial Highlights before Merger Announcement
In fiscal 2Q15, Atmel’s revenue dropped 14% year-over-year to $306.4 million.
Cypress Said It Wasn’t Competing with Dialog for Atmel Acquisition
Cypress was rumored to have challenged Dialog’s offer for Atmel. Cypress denied the rumors, stating that it had approached Atmel’s board in the past, but had withdrawn from the bid.
What Makes Atmel an Attractive Acquisition Target?
Semiconductor giants look to acquire chip makers with broad portfolios of products serving the IoT space.
Key Synergies from the Atmel-Dialog Merger
The combined company from the merger of Atmel (ATML) and Dialog will become a global leader in both power management and embedded processing solutions.
Analog Devices Announces 3Q15 Results, Beats Estimates
On August 18, 2015, Analog Devices (ADI) declared its 3Q15 results and reported revenues of $863 million, an 18.54% increase year-over-year (or YoY) compared to revenues of $728 million in 3Q14.
Microchip Partners with Intel to Enhance Internet-of-Things Privacy
On August 25, 2015, Microchip (MCHP) announced its collaboration with Intel (INTC) in order to enhance privacy and security for Internet-of-Things (or IoT) products.
Fund Outflows Increase in XLK during Price Dips
Between April 2015 and September 2015, XLK’s share price fell in excess of 50 trading days where fund outflows amounted to $868 million.
How the Internet of Things Will Pump Up Enterprise Mobility
Enterprises will increasingly adopt the BYOD (bring your own device) mobility trend to stay productive, thus creating demand for enterprise mobility management software.
Microchip and Intel Collaborate to Enhance IoT Privacy
On August 25, 2015, Microchip announced a collaboration with Intel in order to enhance privacy and security in the Internet of Things (or IoT) products.
Microchip Technology Completes Acquisition of Micrel
On August 3, 2015, Microchip announced its acquisition of Micrel Inc., where 98.95% of Micrel shareholders approved the merger and voted in its favor.
Microchip Expands Offering of 8-Bit PIC Microcontrollers
According to research firm Gartner, Microchip reclaimed the top position in terms of revenue in the 8-bit microcontroller segment in 2014.
Microchip Revenues Remain Flat Year-over-Year
On August 3, Microchip announced its 1Q16 earnings, reporting revenues of $534 million. This is a 0.94% increase year-over-year, compared to revenues of $528.9 million in 1Q15.
First Solar Trades above Moving Averages
On August 7, 2015, First Solar’s last trading price was $52.08. The firm was trading -2.46% below its 100-day moving average.
Avago Technologies Is Technically Strong
Avago Technologies (AVGO) closed at $142.86 on June 10, 2015. That’s higher than its 20-day, 50-day, and 100-day moving averages.
Tech players like Qualcomm plan to tap the Internet of Things
These devices include connected home devices such as air conditioners, washers, and refrigerators, security systems such as alarms and cameras, and energy devices such as thermostats.
Texas Instruments: A leading player in the semiconductor space
Texas Instruments is renowned for its significant contributions to technology. Among other inventions, it’s credited with the single-chip microcomputer, built in 1971.
Must-know: Micron’s strategy to expand margins
SanDisk earned a 51% gross margin in 2Q14. This suggests there is still room for improvement in Micron’s margins as it shifts its focus towards TLC NAND.
Why Microchip’s announcement might impact Micron’s prospects
When Microchip Technology Inc. announced an inventory correction in the chip industry on October 10, 2014, semi-conductor stocks including Intel Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, and others fell
Microchip Technology’s news may not affect other leading players
A change in Microchip Technology’s revenue forecasts Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP) revised its revenue projection downward for this quarter to $546 million. The earlier revenue forecast for the current quarter was $560 million–$575 million. The revised forecast is ~3.7% lower than the average of the company’s previous guidance. Microchip Technology’s results and announcements are roughly considered […]
What to expect in semiconductor stocks this earnings quarter
On October 9, 2014, Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP) announced that it expects its current-quarter revenue not to meet the company’s previous forecast or analyst projections.