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Dec 07, 2021

Applied Materials, LAM top picks for 2022 at Citi

Citigroup analysts’ top four semiconductor picks for 2022 are Applied Materials, Lam Research, Nvidia  and Marvell Technology.

On Applied Materials, the analysts mentioned that the company will gain from its 3-D device business, systems with multiple processors and substantial government spending on the chip sector. They have given a rating of buy and price target of $175 for Applied Materials stock.

The analysts gave a rating of buy and a price target of $750 for Lam Research shares. According to the analysts,  Lam has a dominant position in flash memory, which they believe will grow along with cloud usage.

Citi analysts gave Nvidia a buy rating with a price target of $350.  They consider it a “secular winner” in the metaverse.

 

Related Ticker: AMAT

Aroon Indicator for AMAT shows an upward move is likely

AMAT's Aroon Indicator triggered a bullish signal on February 23, 2024. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor detected that the AroonUp green line is above 70 while the AroonDown red line is below 30. When the up indicator moves above 70 and the down indicator remains below 30, it is a sign that the stock could be setting up for a bullish move. Traders may want to buy the stock or look to buy calls options. A.I.dvisor looked at 259 similar instances where the Aroon Indicator showed a similar pattern. In of the 259 cases, the stock moved higher in the days that followed. This puts the odds of a move higher at .

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Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bullish Trend Analysis

The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on February 08, 2024. You may want to consider a long position or call options on AMAT as a result. In of 85 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where AMAT advanced for three days, in of 315 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Bearish Trend Analysis

The RSI Oscillator demonstrated that the stock has entered the overbought zone. This may point to a price pull-back soon.

The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 4 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where AMAT declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

AMAT broke above its upper Bollinger Band on February 16, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. AMAT’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 59, placing this stock better than average.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (10.030) is normal, around the industry mean (8.882). P/E Ratio (24.745) is within average values for comparable stocks, (119.969). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.528) is also within normal values, averaging (2.508). Dividend Yield (0.006) settles around the average of (0.021) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (6.684) is also within normal values, averaging (11.518).

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are NVIDIA Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd (NYSE:TSM), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC), QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX), Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU).

Industry description

The semiconductor industry manufacturers all chip-related products, including research and development. These chips are used in innumerable electronic devices, including computers, cell phones, smartphones, and GPSs. Intel Corporation, NVIDIA Corp., and Broadcomm are some of the prominent players in this industry. Semiconductor companies usually tend to do well during periods of healthy economic growth, thereby inducing further research and development in the industry – which in turn augurs well for productivity and growth in the economy. In the near future, demand for semiconductor products (and possibly innovation within the segment) should only expand further, with the proliferation of 5G, autonomous vehicles, IoT, and various AI-driven electronics set to herald a new, advanced chapter in the technology-driven world as we know it. With burgeoning prospects comes great competition. In 2015, SIA estimated that U.S. semiconductor industry ranks as the second most competitive U.S. industry out of 2882 U.S. industries designated manufacturers by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Semiconductors Industry is 41.92B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 13.43K to 2.06T. NVDA holds the highest valuation in this group at 2.06T. The lowest valued company is CYBL at 13.43K.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Semiconductors Industry was 4%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was 10%, and the average quarterly price growth was 14%. QNCCF experienced the highest price growth at 116%, while MANZF experienced the biggest fall at -57%.

Volume

The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Semiconductors Industry was -12%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was -2% and the average quarterly volume growth was 69%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 58
P/E Growth Rating: 48
Price Growth Rating: 48
SMR Rating: 66
Profit Risk Rating: 59
Seasonality Score: 1 (-100 ... +100)
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Correlation & Price change

A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, AMAT has been closely correlated with LRCX. These tickers have moved in lockstep 89% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if AMAT jumps, then LRCX could also see price increases.

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