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Best Semiconductor Equipment Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top semiconductor equipment stocks in 2024 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)
AEHR
AEHR TEST SYSTEMS
United States
$493.32M28,849,23766.44%17.53%Net SellingNet Buying
KLIC
KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES INC
Singapore
$2.73B56,341,10784.28%15.72%Net SellingNet Selling
ACMR
ACM RESEARCH INC
United States
$1.16B60,607,79553.69%25.30%Net SellingNet Selling
TER
TERADYNE INC
United States
$15.22B152,878,72898.95%1.05%Net SellingNet Selling
INTT
INTEST CORP
United States
$141.80M12,161,31253.44%46.56%Net Selling
ASML
ASML HOLDING NV
Netherlands
$357.31B393,421,72118.58%0.00%
AMAT
APPLIED MATERIALS INC
United States
$158.18B831,067,10580.13%2.85%Net SellingNet Selling
ACLS
AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES INC
United States
$3.58B32,747,45989.50%8.12%Net SellingNet Selling
PLAB
PHOTRONICS INC
United States
$1.68B62,604,98686.49%13.51%Net BuyingNet Buying
KLAC
KLA CORP
United States
$88.16B135,233,65186.31%5.82%Net Selling
LRCX
LAM RESEARCH CORP
United States
$118.25B131,103,00084.59%1.14%Net SellingNet Selling
ENTG
ENTEGRIS INC
United States
$20.20B150,396,20780.52%19.48%Net SellingNet Selling
NVMI
NOVA LTD
Israel
$4.59B29,013,83773.98%7.78%
INDI
INDIE SEMICONDUCTOR INC
United States
$1.27B180,298,44968.80%15.98%Net SellingNet Selling
DQ
DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP
China
$1.45B391,023,3278.36%0.00%
ONTO
ONTO INNOVATION INC
United States
$8.24B49,080,99374.12%25.88%Net SellingNet Selling
TRT
TRIO-TECH INTERNATIONAL
United States
$23.49M4,169,55515.44%57.80%Net BuyingNet Buying
AMKR
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$7.41B245,892,0196.24%93.76%Net SellingNet Selling
IPGP
IPG PHOTONICS CORP
United States
$4.06B46,922,45428.24%71.76%Net SellingNet Selling
UCTT
ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS INC
United States
$1.89B44,830,77965.00%35.00%Net SellingNet Selling
AMBA
AMBARELLA INC
United States
$2.17B40,248,07369.64%30.36%Net SellingNet Selling
ATOM
ATOMERA INC
United States
$171.97M26,619,98130.99%6.55%Net SellingNet Selling
COHU
COHU INC
United States
$1.48B47,076,49988.67%6.25%Net Selling
TGAN
TRANSPHORM INC
United States
$308.74M63,266,18046.65%53.35%Net BuyingNet Selling
AXTI
AXT INC
United States
$96.02M43,644,31350.17%9.88%Net Selling
CAMT
CAMTEK LTD
Israel
$3.45B44,901,62239.07%0.00%
VECO
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC
United States
$1.91B56,366,99891.64%8.36%Net SellingNet Selling
ASYS
AMTECH SYSTEMS INC
United States
$66.13M14,190,97743.44%55.92%Net BuyingNet Buying
ICHR
ICHOR HOLDINGS LTD
United States
$1.25B29,380,02564.47%35.53%Net SellingNet Selling

Semiconductor Equipment Stocks FAQ

What are the best semiconductor equipment stocks to buy right now in Feb 2024?

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

1. Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR)


Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) is the top semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 65, which is 28 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 37. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Aehr Test Systems has seen its stock lose -47.56% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by -94 percentage points.

2. Kulicke & Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC)


Kulicke & Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is the second best semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 56, which is 19 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 37. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Kulicke & Soffa Industries has seen its stock lose -6.86% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by -53 percentage points.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries has an average 1 year price target of $58.00, an upside of 19.71% from Kulicke & Soffa Industries's current stock price of $48.45.

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

3. Teradyne (NASDAQ:TER)


Teradyne (NASDAQ:TER) is the third best semiconductor equipment stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 18 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 37. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Teradyne has seen its stock lose -1.56% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor equipment stocks by -48 percentage points.

Teradyne has an average 1 year price target of $106.82, an upside of 7.27% from Teradyne's current stock price of $99.58.

Teradyne stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 11 analysts covering Teradyne, 18.18% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 27.27% have issued a Buy, 45.45% have issued a hold, while 9.09% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the semiconductor equipment stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 8 semiconductor equipment stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 semiconductor equipment stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Kulicke & Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC)


Kulicke & Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) has an annual dividend yield of 1.59%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 0.8%. 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 84.6% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR)


Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR) has an annual dividend yield of 1.01%, which is the same as the semiconductor equipment industry average of 0.8%.

Amkor Technology's dividend payout ratio of 20.8% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Kla (NASDAQ:KLAC)


Kla (NASDAQ:KLAC) has an annual dividend yield of 0.84%, which is the same as the semiconductor equipment industry average of 0.8%. Kla's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Kla's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Kla's dividend payout ratio of 27% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are semiconductor equipment stocks down?

Semiconductor equipment stocks were down -0.38% in the last day, and down -1.7% over the last week. Photronics was the among the top losers in the semiconductor equipment & materials industry, dropping -13.9% yesterday.

Photronics shares are trading lower after the company reported Q1 financial results below estimates.

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. Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)


Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) is the most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Photronics has a valuation score of 71, which is 38 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 33. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Photronics's stock has gained 63.9% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by 18 percentage points.

2. Intest (NYSEMKT:INTT)


Intest (NYSEMKT:INTT) is the second most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Intest has a valuation score of 71, which is 38 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 33. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Intest's stock has dropped -18% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by -64 percentage points.

3. Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR)


Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) is the third most undervalued semiconductor equipment stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Aehr Test Systems has a valuation score of 71, which is 38 points higher than the semiconductor equipment industry average of 33. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Aehr Test Systems's stock has dropped -47.56% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor equipment industry by -94 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 7.09% 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 36.8x.
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