German chipmaker Infineon announced on Monday that it is all set to acquire Silicon Valley-based Cypress Semiconductors at $10.06 billion including its debt. According to the terms of the deal, Infineon would pay Cypress $23.85 per share in cash, representing a 46% premium to Cypress’ share price over the last month.
The move is in line with Infineon’s target of attaining cost synergies of 180 million euros per year by 2022 and revenue synergies of more than 1.5 billion euros in the long-term. Further, the German chipmaker plans to finance about 30% of the total transaction value with equity and remainder with debt as well as cash on hand.
As investors reacted to the deal, Infineon’s share price fell 6.5%. However, the company is confident that cost and revenue synergies mean that the transaction is meaningful.
On the other hand, Cypress’ shares rose 27% in pre-market trade.
It has also been confirmed that Infineon has paid 4.5 times revenue for Cypress, arguing that the investment has been consistent with its strategy of revenue multiples incomparable within deals in the semiconductor industry.
It is expected that the combined entity will facilitate a stronger bond between the real and the digital world. It will be the eighth-largest semiconductor company in the world with a target of 10 billion euros a year in revenue. Further, the deal would create an automotive leader with a 13% market share, coupling Infineon’s prowess in managing electric drivetrains with Cypress’s superior connectivity in areas such as in-car entertainment.
STM saw its Momentum Indicator move above the 0 level on February 27, 2024. This is an indication that the stock could be shifting in to a new upward move. Traders may want to consider buying the stock or buying call options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 89 similar instances where the indicator turned positive. In of the 89 cases, the stock moved higher in the following days. The odds of a move higher are at .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for STM just turned positive on February 05, 2024. Looking at past instances where STM's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 48 cases over the following month. 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 STM advanced for three days, in of 343 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator may be shifting from an upward trend to a downward trend. In of 70 cases where STM's Stochastic Oscillator exited the overbought zone, the price fell further within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
STM moved below its 50-day moving average on February 28, 2024 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where STM declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for STM entered a downward trend on January 26, 2024. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
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 SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating 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 Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued 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 (2.458) is normal, around the industry mean (8.787). P/E Ratio (10.229) is within average values for comparable stocks, (116.327). STM's Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (4.574) is slightly higher than the industry average of (2.478). Dividend Yield (0.005) settles around the average of (0.021) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (2.492) is also within normal values, averaging (11.401).
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating fairly steady price growth. STM’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to worse than average 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 average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, STM has been closely correlated with NXPI. These tickers have moved in lockstep 80% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if STM jumps, then NXPI could also see price increases.