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Best Semiconductor Equipment Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top semiconductor equipment stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best semiconductor equipment stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the semiconductor equipment & materials industry.

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Dividends Score
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Dividend Yield
Payout Ratio
Last Dividend
Annual Dividend
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ACMR
ACM RESEARCH INC
$695.81MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ACLS
AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES INC
$1.90BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
PLAB
PHOTRONICS INC
$877.84MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
NVMI
NOVA LTD
$2.49BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ENTG
ENTEGRIS INC
$12.54B0.45%11.20%$0.1000$0.384%0
KLIC
KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES INC
$2.27B1.74%7.90%$0.1700$0.6828%02022-10-09
UCTT
ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS INC
$1.16BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AMAT
APPLIED MATERIALS INC
$71.35B1.21%13.30%$0.2600$1.0017%02022-11-232022-12-15
AXTI
AXT INC
$284.62MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AEHR
AEHR TEST SYSTEMS
$358.48MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
KLAC
KLA CORP
$43.05B1.47%19.00%$1.3000$4.4522%0
VECO
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC
$949.82MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AZTA
AZENTA INC
$3.28B0.23%0.70%$0.1000$0.101%0
DQ
DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP
$3.90BN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ICHR
ICHOR HOLDINGS LTD
$708.43MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
RBCN
RUBICON TECHNOLOGY INC
$5.76M0.00%0.00%N/A$0.00N/AN/A
OLED
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORP
$4.56B1.14%26.00%$0.3000$1.1016%02022-09-30
ASML
ASML HOLDING NV
$171.63B2.61%66.30%$1.3991$11.2444%3
LRCX
LAM RESEARCH CORP
$50.88B1.68%18.20%$1.7250$6.2326%02022-10-05
TER
TERADYNE INC
$12.11B0.56%8.10%$0.1100$0.435%0
ASYS
AMTECH SYSTEMS INC
$124.59MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
COHU
COHU INC
$1.24BN/A0.00%$0.0600N/AN/A0
CAMT
CAMTEK LTD
$1.05BN/A0.00%$0.1700N/AN/A0
TRT
TRIO-TECH INTERNATIONAL
$19.31MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TGAN
TRANSPHORM INC
$243.44MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
INDI
INDIE SEMICONDUCTOR INC
$1.09BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AMBA
AMBARELLA INC
$2.20BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
IPGP
IPG PHOTONICS CORP
$4.23BN/A0.00%$0.6500N/AN/A0
ATOM
ATOMERA INC
$231.55MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
XPER
XPERI HOLDING CORP
$1.49B1.40%-52.60%$0.0500$0.2021%3
EMAN
EMAGIN CORP
$45.24MN/A0.00%$0.1000N/AN/A0

Semiconductor Equipment Stocks FAQ

What are the best semiconductor equipment stocks to buy right now in Sep 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best semiconductor material stocks to buy right now are:

1. Acm Research (NASDAQ:ACMR)


Acm Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) is the top semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 74, which is 23 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 51. It passed 24 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Acm Research has seen its stock lose -67.59% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by -28 percentage points.

Acm Research has an average 1 year price target of $77.50, an upside of 560.14% from Acm Research's current stock price of $11.74.

Acm Research stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Acm Research, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 50% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS)


Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) is the second best semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 71, which is 20 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 51. It passed 23 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Axcelis Technologies has seen its stock return 15.7% over the past year, overperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by 55 percentage points.

Axcelis Technologies has an average 1 year price target of $83.50, an upside of 45.04% from Axcelis Technologies's current stock price of $57.57.

Axcelis Technologies stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Axcelis Technologies, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 50% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)


Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) is the third best semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 67, which is 16 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 51. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Photronics has seen its stock return 0.21% over the past year, overperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by 40 percentage points.

Photronics has an average 1 year price target of $25.00, an upside of 75.69% from Photronics's current stock price of $14.23.

Photronics stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Photronics, 66.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the semiconductor equipment stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 9 semiconductor equipment stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 semiconductor equipment stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Asml Holding Nv (NASDAQ:ASML)


Asml Holding Nv (NASDAQ:ASML) has an annual dividend yield of 2.61%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 1.13%. Asml Holding Nv's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% three times in the last 10 years. Asml Holding Nv's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Asml Holding Nv's dividend payout ratio of 66.3% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Kulicke & Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC)


Kulicke & Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) has an annual dividend yield of 1.74%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 1.13%. Kulicke & Soffa Industries's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Kulicke & Soffa Industries's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries's dividend payout ratio of 7.9% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX)


Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) has an annual dividend yield of 1.68%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 1.13%. Lam Research's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Lam Research's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Lam Research's dividend payout ratio of 18.2% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are semiconductor equipment stocks down?

Semiconductor equipment stocks were down -1.75% in the last day, and down -8.55% over the last week. Acm Research was the among the top losers in the semiconductor equipment & materials industry, dropping -14.87% yesterday.

Shares of several companies in the broader tech sector are trading lower amid a rise in treasury yields as the pound and euro fall against the US dollar. Rising rates decrease the present value of future cash flows, which negatively impacts growth stock valuations.

What are the most undervalued semiconductor equipment stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued semiconductor equipment stocks right now are:

1. Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN)


Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) is the most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Rubicon Technology has a valuation score of 100, which is 40 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 60. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rubicon Technology's stock has dropped -77.06% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by -37 percentage points.

2. Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT)


Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) is the second most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Ultra Clean Holdings has a valuation score of 100, which is 40 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 60. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Ultra Clean Holdings's stock has dropped -45.88% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by -6 percentage points.

3. Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)


Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) is the third most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Photronics has a valuation score of 100, which is 40 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 60. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Photronics's stock has gained 0.21% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by 40 percentage points.

Are semiconductor equipment stocks a good buy now?

50% of semiconductor equipment stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect semiconductor equipment stocks to rise by 61.23% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the semiconductor equipment & materials industry?

The average P/E ratio of the semiconductor equipment & materials industry is 19.22x.
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