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

Industry: Semiconductors
Ticker
Company
Dividends Score
Market Cap
Dividend Yield
Payout Ratio
Last Dividend
Annual Dividend
Dividend Percentile
Dividend Dropped Count (L10Y)
Ex-dividend Date
Div. Payment Date
SYNA
SYNAPTICS INC
$4.10BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SIMO
SILICON MOTION TECHNOLOGY CORP
$2.22B2.36%23.60%$0.5000$1.5045%0
IMOS
CHIPMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC
$812.33M13.07%33.10%$2.9194$2.9297%1
QCOM
QUALCOMM INC
$140.86B2.33%24.80%$0.7500$2.9344%02022-12-15
ONTO
ONTO INNOVATION INC
$3.95BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ON
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
$31.58BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SMTC
SEMTECH CORP
$1.87BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AOSL
ALPHA & OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
$947.22MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
QRVO
QORVO INC
$9.85BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
UMC
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP
$18.50BN/A0.00%$0.2854N/AN/A3
MTSI
MACOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS INC
$4.86BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
MXL
MAXLINEAR INC
$2.87BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TSM
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD
$422.67B2.33%35.70%$0.4477$1.9044%12023-03-162023-04-13
DIOD
DIODES INC
$4.16BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
VSH
VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY INC
$3.26B2.17%14.70%$0.1000$0.5041%02022-12-15
ADI
ANALOG DEVICES INC
$85.88B1.80%56.10%$0.7600$3.0434%02022-12-15
ALGM
ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS INC
$6.03BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TXN
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC
$161.24B2.64%47.70%$1.2400$4.6951%0
AMD
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC
$120.89BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
FORM
FORMFACTOR INC
$1.82BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
LSCC
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
$9.76BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AVGO
BROADCOM INC
$219.02B3.03%66.20%$4.1000$16.4058%0
MPWR
MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS INC
$17.99B0.74%33.90%$0.7500$2.8511%1
CRUS
CIRRUS LOGIC INC
$4.08BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SITM
SITIME CORP
$2.24BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TSEM
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
$6.37BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
NXPI
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV
$44.33B1.81%30.60%$0.8450$3.1034%02022-12-142023-01-06
ASX
ASE TECHNOLOGY HOLDING CO LTD
$5.92B5.29%12.80%$0.3585$0.3681%4
INTC
INTEL CORP
$121.38B4.96%44.20%$0.3650$1.4679%0
STM
STMICROELECTRONICS NV
$35.24B0.62%6.30%$0.0600$0.248%52022-12-122022-12-20
OIIM
O2MICRO INTERNATIONAL LTD
$126.23MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
MRAM
EVERSPIN TECHNOLOGIES INC
$127.55MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AMKR
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC
$6.81B0.72%6.00%$0.0500$0.2010%02022-12-052022-12-27
MU
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC
$59.45B0.79%5.50%$0.1150$0.4312%0
NVDA
NVIDIA CORP
$415.15B0.09%6.70%$0.0400$0.160%12022-12-22
NVEC
NVE CORP
$310.28M6.23%110.20%$1.0000$4.0085%1
SGH
SMART GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC
$817.80MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
POWI
POWER INTEGRATIONS INC
$4.52B0.91%21.40%$0.1800$0.7214%02022-12-30
MCHP
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC
$42.52B1.50%31.80%$0.3280$1.1627%12022-12-06
GFS
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC
$34.09BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SWKS
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC
$15.05B2.51%30.10%$0.6200$2.3648%12022-12-13
SLAB
SILICON LABORATORIES INC
$4.71BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
HIMX
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC
$1.29B16.87%N/A$1.2500$1.2598%2
VLN
VALENS SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
$491.62MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
PRSO
PERASO INC
$24.07MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
NVTS
NAVITAS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
$688.96MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AIP
ARTERIS INC
$154.09MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
MX
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
$430.27MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
GSIT
GSI TECHNOLOGY INC
$55.74MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
QUIK
QUICKLOGIC CORP
$79.83MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AAOI
APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS INC
$66.18MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
RMBS
RAMBUS INC
$4.12BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
WOLF
WOLFSPEED INC
$10.47BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
LASR
NLIGHT INC
$505.63MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
PXLW
PIXELWORKS INC
$81.74MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
WISA
WISA TECHNOLOGIES INC
$1.90MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
INTT
INTEST CORP
$121.25MN/A0.00%$0.0800N/AN/A0
SQNS
SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS
$180.21MN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
LEDS
SEMILEDS CORP
$11.65MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
POET
POET TECHNOLOGIES INC
$110.51MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
MRVL
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY INC
$38.16B0.40%-160.00%$0.0600$0.184%0
CEVA
CEVA INC
$626.07MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
EMKR
EMCORE CORP
$51.82MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
WKEY
WISEKEY INTERNATIONAL HOLDING SA
$24.89MN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
SKYT
SKYWATER TECHNOLOGY INC
$409.95MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
RKLY
ROCKLEY PHOTONICS HOLDINGS LTD
$28.81MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
NA
NANO LABS LTD
$61.32MN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ASTI
ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES INC
$108.58MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TMPO
TEMPO AUTOMATION HOLDINGS INC
$35.84MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A

Semiconductor Stocks FAQ

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

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

1. Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA)


Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA) is the top semiconductor stock with a Zen Score of 71, which is 29 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 42. It passed 23 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Synaptics has seen its stock lose -64.05% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor stocks by -35 percentage points.

Synaptics has an average 1 year price target of $169.44, an upside of 64.86% from Synaptics's current stock price of $102.78.

Synaptics stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 9 analysts covering Synaptics, 44.44% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 22.22% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Silicon Motion Technology (NASDAQ:SIMO)


Silicon Motion Technology (NASDAQ:SIMO) is the second best semiconductor stock with a Zen Score of 68, which is 26 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 42. It passed 25 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Silicon Motion Technology has seen its stock lose -11.83% over the past year, overperforming other semiconductor stocks by 17 percentage points.

Silicon Motion Technology has an average 1 year price target of $90.50, an upside of 42.36% from Silicon Motion Technology's current stock price of $63.57.

Silicon Motion Technology stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Silicon Motion Technology, 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.

3. Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS)


Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) is the third best semiconductor stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 21 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 42. It passed 22 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Chipmos Technologies has seen its stock lose -32.08% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor stocks by -3 percentage points.

What are the semiconductor stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 21 semiconductor stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 semiconductor stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX)


Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) has an annual dividend yield of 16.87%, which is 14 percentage points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 3.33%. Himax Technologies's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Himax Technologies's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

2. Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS)


Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) has an annual dividend yield of 13.07%, which is 10 percentage points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 3.33%. Chipmos Technologies's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Chipmos Technologies's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Chipmos Technologies's dividend payout ratio of 33.1% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Nve (NASDAQ:NVEC)


Nve (NASDAQ:NVEC) has an annual dividend yield of 6.23%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 3.33%. Nve's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Nve's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Nve's dividend payout ratio of 110.2% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are semiconductor stocks down?

Semiconductor stocks were down -0.9% in the last day, and up 0.97% over the last week. Wisa Technologies was the among the top losers in the semiconductors industry, dropping -12.6% yesterday.

Shares of several companies in the broader tech sector are trading lower amid overall market weakness following bigger-than-expected nonfarm payroll data. A rise in US Treasury yields has also weighed on the sector.

What are the most undervalued semiconductor stocks?

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

1. Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS)


Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) is the most undervalued semiconductor stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Chipmos Technologies has a valuation score of 100, which is 59 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 41. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Chipmos Technologies's stock has dropped -32.08% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor industry by -3 percentage points.

2. Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU)


Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) is the second most undervalued semiconductor stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Micron Technology has a valuation score of 86, which is 45 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 41. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Micron Technology's stock has dropped -34.03% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor industry by -5 percentage points.

3. Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO)


Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) is the third most undervalued semiconductor stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Qorvo has a valuation score of 86, which is 45 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 41. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Qorvo's stock has dropped -34.85% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor industry by -6 percentage points.

Are semiconductor stocks a good buy now?

51.61% of semiconductor stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect semiconductor stocks to rise by 21.69% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the semiconductors industry?

The average P/E ratio of the semiconductors industry is 23.17x.
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