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Best Semiconductor Equipment Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top semiconductor equipment stocks in 2023 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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Ticker
Company
Country
Market Cap
Shares
Institutional %
Insider %
Net Insider (L12M)
Net Insider (L3M)
PLAB
PHOTRONICS INC
United States
$1.15B61,738,31386.90%13.10%Net SellingNet Selling
ACMR
ACM RESEARCH INC
United States
$718.28M59,460,32758.69%12.61%Net BuyingNet Buying
ASYS
AMTECH SYSTEMS INC
United States
$154.28M14,000,15453.70%46.30%Net Buying
AEHR
AEHR TEST SYSTEMS
United States
$994.07M27,759,44542.55%18.00%Net SellingNet Selling
KLIC
KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES INC
Singapore
$3.16B56,687,87985.54%14.46%Net SellingNet Selling
ACLS
AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES INC
United States
$3.81B32,848,62285.96%8.85%Net SellingNet Selling
AZTA
AZENTA INC
United States
$4.29B74,983,62185.70%14.30%Net BuyingNet Buying
LRCX
LAM RESEARCH CORP
United States
$70.30B134,936,20982.50%1.06%Net SellingNet Selling
TER
TERADYNE INC
United States
$16.66B155,756,14697.06%1.03%Net SellingNet Selling
ASML
ASML HOLDING NV
Netherlands
$262.27B396,200,00019.25%0.00%
ENTG
ENTEGRIS INC
United States
$12.24B149,034,58479.76%20.24%Net SellingNet Selling
AMAT
APPLIED MATERIALS INC
United States
$99.35B844,139,72276.67%2.79%Net SellingNet Selling
OLED
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORP
United States
$6.32B47,236,55773.39%17.70%Net SellingNet Selling
KLAC
KLA CORP
United States
$56.17B138,479,76489.43%5.78%Net SellingNet Selling
DQ
DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP
China
$3.26B377,940,21511.08%0.00%
NVMI
NOVA LTD
Israel
$2.69B28,685,00069.16%7.87%
VECO
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC
United States
$1.07B51,425,15090.70%9.30%Net SellingNet Buying
INDI
INDIE SEMICONDUCTOR INC
United States
$1.20B148,481,41544.67%15.76%Net SellingNet Selling
AXTI
AXT INC
United States
$273.08M43,553,38455.52%9.66%Net Selling
UCTT
ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS INC
United States
$1.66B45,496,64263.99%36.01%Net SellingNet Selling
IPGP
IPG PHOTONICS CORP
United States
$5.52B48,714,35930.75%69.25%Net SellingNet Buying
TRT
TRIO-TECH INTERNATIONAL
United States
$21.36M4,076,68015.36%57.42%Net Buying
ICHR
ICHOR HOLDINGS LTD
United States
$1.02B28,802,53562.45%37.55%Net SellingNet Selling
TGAN
TRANSPHORM INC
United States
$244.13M56,642,71544.88%55.12%Net BuyingNet Selling
AMBA
AMBARELLA INC
United States
$3.56B38,756,86168.05%31.95%Net SellingNet Selling
COHU
COHU INC
United States
$1.75B47,629,96790.80%5.94%Net SellingNet Selling
CAMT
CAMTEK LTD
Israel
$1.21B44,384,53127.51%0.00%
ATOM
ATOMERA INC
United States
$194.41M23,853,72731.31%6.74%Net SellingNet Selling
ADEA
ADEIA INC
United States
$1.12B105,059,07990.68%7.59%Net BuyingNet Selling
EMAN
EMAGIN CORP
United States
$94.64M78,216,5739.21%19.55%Net SellingNet Selling

Semiconductor Equipment Stocks FAQ

What are the best semiconductor equipment stocks to buy right now in Feb 2023?

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

1. Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)


Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) is the top semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 61, which is 18 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 43. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Photronics has seen its stock return 5.36% over the past year, overperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by 12 percentage points.

Photronics has an average 1 year price target of $25.00, an upside of 33.83% from Photronics's current stock price of $18.68.

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.

2. Acm Research (NASDAQ:ACMR)


Acm Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) is the second best semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 59, which is 16 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 43. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Acm Research has seen its stock lose -54.82% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by -49 percentage points.

Acm Research has an average 1 year price target of $9.33, a downside of -22.74% from Acm Research's current stock price of $12.08.

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

3. Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS)


Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) is the third best semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 58, which is 15 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 43. It passed 17 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Amtech Systems has seen its stock return 30.72% over the past year, overperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by 37 percentage points.

Amtech Systems has an average 1 year price target of $16.50, an upside of 49.73% from Amtech Systems's current stock price of $11.02.

Amtech Systems stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Amtech Systems, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% 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. Adeia (NASDAQ:ADEA)


Adeia (NASDAQ:ADEA) has an annual dividend yield of 1.87%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 1.11%. Adeia's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% three times in the last 10 years. Adeia's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Adeia's dividend payout ratio of -5.4% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Asml Holding Nv (NASDAQ:ASML)


Asml Holding Nv (NASDAQ:ASML) has an annual dividend yield of 1.81%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 1.11%. Asml Holding Nv's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% four 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 68.3% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Kulicke & Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC)


Kulicke & Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) has an annual dividend yield of 1.25%, which is the same as the semiconductor equipment industry average of 1.11%. 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 13.1% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are semiconductor equipment stocks down?

Semiconductor equipment stocks were down -1.77% in the last day, and up 5.19% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why semiconductor equipment stocks are down.

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. Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS)


Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) is the most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Amtech Systems has a valuation score of 100, which is 54 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 46. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Amtech Systems's stock has gained 30.72% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by 37 percentage points.

2. Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)


Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) is the second most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Photronics has a valuation score of 100, which is 54 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 46. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Photronics's stock has gained 5.36% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by 12 percentage points.

3. Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO)


Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) is the third most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Veeco Instruments has a valuation score of 71, which is 25 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 46. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Veeco Instruments's stock has dropped -22.49% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by -16 percentage points.

Are semiconductor equipment stocks a good buy now?

51.72% of semiconductor equipment stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect semiconductor equipment stocks to rise by 8.3% 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 28.76x.
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