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Technical Reports on Semiconductor Equities -- Microsemi, Superconductor Technologies, Tower Semiconductor, and Semtech

NEW YORK, February 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

This morning, research reports have been issued by on these four Integrated Circuits Semiconductor companies: Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC), Superconductor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SCON), Tower Semiconductor Ltd (NASDAQ: TSEM), and Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ: SMTC). These stocks belong to the Technology sector, which remained moderately higher on Tuesday, February 07th, 2017, with shares of Tech companies in the S&P 500 holding on to a 0.3% advance in late-afternoon trading. Today's research reports on the aforementioned stocks are downloadable for free upon registration at:


On Tuesday, shares in Aliso Viejo, California headquartered Microsemi Corp. recorded a trading volume of 761,869 shares. The stock ended at $54.49, climbing 0.61% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have gained 16.96% over the previous three months and 0.96% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 28.45%. Furthermore, shares of Microsemi, which designs, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions in the US, Europe, and Asia, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 46.95.

On January 26th, 2017, Microsemi reported net sales of $435.5 million for Q1 FY17, up 32.3% from $329.2 million in Q1 FY16. The Company's GAAP gross margin for Q1 FY17 was a record 63.5%, up 640 basis points from the 57.1% in Q1 FY16. Microsemi's GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.17 for Q1 FY17 compared to $0.25 per diluted share for Q1 FY16. Microsemi currently expects net sales in Q2 FY17 of between $430 million and $450 million, and expects non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of between $0.86 and $0.96.

On January 27th, 2017, research firm Stifel reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $60 a share to $65 a share. Visit us today and access our complete research report on MSCC at:

Superconductor Technologies  

Austin, Texas headquartered Superconductor Technologies Inc.'s stock finished yesterday's session 0.85% lower at $1.16 with a total trading volume of 699,465 shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 20.68%. Shares of the Company, which develops and commercializes high temperature superconductor materials and related technologies in the US, have an RSI of 40.73. The complimentary report on SCON can be downloaded at:

Tower Semiconductor  

At the closing bell on Tuesday, shares in Migdal Haemek, Israel headquartered Tower Semiconductor Ltd saw a slight drop of 0.27%, ending the day at $21.79. The stock recorded a trading volume of 895,044 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 782,030 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 12.44% in the last one month, 41.22% in the previous three months, and 14.50% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 10.97% and 40.58% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Tower Semiconductor, which manufactures analog intensive mixed-signal semiconductor devices in the US, Asia, and Europe, have an RSI of 71.01.

On January 26th, 2017, Audio Pixels Holdings announced that one of its fabrication partners, Tower Semiconductor, has reached a critical milestone with the initial delivery of half structure MEMS devices. The half structures which already incorporate the change required to reduce operating voltage requirements, provide the Company with the ability to validate the overwhelming majority of critical electro-mechanical performance criteria of the devices as to ensure fully compliant fabrication of mass produced devices. Audio Pixels stated the Company and Tower personnel are making effort to improve on the initial advised timelines for the delivery of fully functional MEMS devices by May 31st 2017. Register for free on and access the latest research report on TSEM at:


Camarillo, California headquartered Semtech Corp.'s stock ended the day 1.33% higher at $34.20 with a total trading volume of 275,873 shares. The Company's shares have gained 7.55% in the last month, 39.99% over the previous three months, and 8.40% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 7.24% above its 50-day moving average and 28.74% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Semtech, which designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, have an RSI of 61.15.

On January 24th, 2017, Semtech announced that its LoRa wireless platform is being used in Australia's first Internet of Things (IoT) LPWAN network. The first deployment of the IoT LPWAN network is in Launceston, Tasmania, and is expected to enable a host of smart, innovative applications involving real-time transportation monitoring, inventory control, healthcare, and many other IoT applications. Get free access to your research report on SMTC at:


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