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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
Country
Market Cap
Shares
Institutional %
Insider %
Net Insider (L12M)
Net Insider (L3M)
TSM
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD
Taiwan
$441.91B25,930,380,4583.37%0.00%
ONTO
ONTO INNOVATION INC
United States
$3.71B49,556,66973.64%26.36%Net SellingNet Selling
SGH
SMART GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC
United States
$930.34M49,991,53264.89%35.11%Net SellingNet Selling
UMC
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP
Taiwan
$16.65B12,483,247,5661.02%0.00%
SIMO
SILICON MOTION TECHNOLOGY CORP
Taiwan
$2.80B139,763,92817.36%0.00%
IMOS
CHIPMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC
Taiwan
$821.05M727,240,1260.37%0.00%
DIOD
DIODES INC
United States
$3.48B45,481,02680.62%19.38%Net SellingNet Selling
AMD
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC
United States
$154.23B1,614,320,90065.45%24.77%Net SellingNet Buying
SLAB
SILICON LABORATORIES INC
United States
$4.85B34,223,48883.53%16.47%Net SellingNet Selling
SMTC
SEMTECH CORP
United States
$3.25B63,477,78395.03%4.97%Net SellingNet Buying
LSCC
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
United States
$8.43B137,316,78696.37%2.30%Net SellingNet Selling
AOSL
ALPHA & OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
United States
$964.72M27,068,51658.34%40.55%Net SellingNet Selling
ON
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
United States
$27.33B433,236,39868.82%31.18%Net SellingNet Selling
TSEM
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
Israel
$6.75B109,138,00056.64%0.00%
QCOM
QUALCOMM INC
United States
$160.04B1,123,000,00072.20%2.38%Net SellingNet Selling
VSH
VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$2.82B142,777,46783.67%1.38%Net Selling
QRVO
QORVO INC
United States
$10.55B103,204,02089.92%0.74%Net SellingNet Selling
ADI
ANALOG DEVICES INC
United States
$88.56B519,806,02884.60%1.27%Net SellingNet Selling
MXL
MAXLINEAR INC
United States
$2.95B78,333,53082.00%4.82%Net SellingNet Selling
AVGO
BROADCOM INC
United States
$215.15B403,817,70017.66%82.34%Net Selling
TXN
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC
United States
$162.37B913,707,36583.62%0.56%Net SellingNet Selling
MPWR
MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS INC
United States
$23.91B46,789,00071.99%28.01%Net SellingNet Selling
EMKR
EMCORE CORP
United States
$117.44M37,521,02359.99%40.01%Net Selling
ALGM
ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS INC
United States
$4.70B191,269,63341.18%58.82%Net SellingNet Selling
SWKS
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC
United States
$17.13B160,445,59372.59%0.89%Net SellingNet Buying
NVEC
NVE CORP
United States
$244.68M4,830,82663.56%6.16%Net Selling
NVDA
NVIDIA CORP
United States
$427.15B2,500,000,00062.73%4.39%Net SellingNet Selling
SITM
SITIME CORP
United States
$2.76B21,286,49371.23%28.77%Net SellingNet Selling
FORM
FORMFACTOR INC
United States
$2.50B77,132,68194.29%5.71%Net SellingNet Selling
AMKR
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$5.09B244,838,0915.92%94.08%Net SellingNet Selling
ASX
ASE TECHNOLOGY HOLDING CO LTD
Taiwan
$5.14B4,359,927,9323.30%0.00%
POWI
POWER INTEGRATIONS INC
United States
$4.40B57,180,78395.65%4.35%Net SellingNet Selling
MTSI
MACOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS INC
United States
$4.06B69,997,22933.48%66.52%Net SellingNet Selling
MCHP
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$37.57B552,484,19272.94%27.06%Net SellingNet Buying
STM
STMICROELECTRONICS NV
Netherlands
$32.87B911,281,9204.33%0.00%
NXPI
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV
Netherlands
$44.91B262,598,47187.24%0.48%Net SellingNet Selling
SYNA
SYNAPTICS INC
United States
$5.10B39,607,18195.72%4.28%Net Selling
CRUS
CIRRUS LOGIC INC
United States
$4.66B55,940,36487.27%2.61%Net SellingNet Selling
CEVA
CEVA INC
United States
$749.11M23,206,60567.19%32.81%Net SellingNet Buying
OIIM
O2MICRO INTERNATIONAL LTD
Cayman Islands
$95.74M1,424,760,7500.72%0.00%
MRAM
EVERSPIN TECHNOLOGIES INC
United States
$120.00M20,033,37740.81%48.28%Net SellingNet Selling
INTC
INTEL CORP
United States
$141.74B4,106,000,00060.67%5.20%Net SellingNet Selling
MU
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$65.25B1,103,145,10879.99%1.54%Net SellingNet Selling
HIMX
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC
Taiwan
$1.16B348,597,14010.46%0.00%
RMBS
RAMBUS INC
United States
$2.82B110,528,53183.73%11.50%Net Selling
NVTS
NAVITAS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
Ireland
$559.08M123,691,23316.08%59.77%Net Buying
WISA
WISA TECHNOLOGIES INC
United States
$11.31M16,883,4647.09%50.68%Net Selling
MX
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
Luxembourg
$548.16M44,894,38552.40%47.60%Net SellingNet Selling
PXLW
PIXELWORKS INC
United States
$125.82M53,998,01230.86%17.81%Net SellingNet Selling
GSIT
GSI TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$95.76M24,553,75322.53%64.04%Net BuyingNet Buying
AAOI
APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS INC
United States
$51.30M27,882,75834.97%10.63%Net SellingNet Selling
VLN
VALENS SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
Israel
$372.89M98,128,6553.89%5.86%
QUIK
QUICKLOGIC CORP
United States
$95.69M12,395,62921.23%7.55%Net SellingNet Selling
INTT
INTEST CORP
United States
$104.77M11,005,18044.39%55.61%Net Buying
WOLF
WOLFSPEED INC
United States
$10.14B123,634,72096.69%3.31%Net SellingNet Selling
LASR
NLIGHT INC
United States
$526.72M45,095,51948.11%51.89%Net BuyingNet Buying
PRSO
PERASO INC
United States
$55.53M21,607,6334.59%73.44%Net BuyingNet Buying
LEDS
SEMILEDS CORP
Taiwan
$13.82M4,530,1540.68%99.32%
RKLY
ROCKLEY PHOTONICS HOLDINGS LTD
Cayman Islands
$258.01M129,005,1677.95%22.59%Net BuyingNet Selling
POET
POET TECHNOLOGIES INC
Canada
$140.53M36,692,8152.60%0.00%
SQNS
SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS
France
$169.63M191,135,93013.26%0.00%
MRVL
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$43.57B849,900,00067.57%32.43%Net SellingNet Selling
WKEY
WISEKEY INTERNATIONAL HOLDING SA
Switzerland
$31.69M120,940,3780.21%0.00%
SKYT
SKYWATER TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$602.64M40,310,2926.27%93.73%Net SellingNet Selling
AIP
ARTERIS INC
United States
$279.47M31,939,16910.63%89.37%Net SellingNet Selling
GFS
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC
United States
$29.61B531,845,74413.32%0.00%
NA
NANO LABS LTD
China
N/A107,330,0000.00%0.00%

Semiconductor Stocks FAQ

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

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

1. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (NYSE:TSM)


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (NYSE:TSM) is the top semiconductor stock with a Zen Score of 72, which is 26 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 46. It passed 28 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has seen its stock lose -27.92% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor stocks by -15 percentage points.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has an average 1 year price target of $126.00, an upside of 47.87% from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co's current stock price of $85.21.

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

2. Onto Innovation (NYSE:ONTO)


Onto Innovation (NYSE:ONTO) is the second best semiconductor stock with a Zen Score of 69, which is 23 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 46. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Onto Innovation has seen its stock lose -4.24% over the past year, overperforming other semiconductor stocks by 9 percentage points.

Onto Innovation has an average 1 year price target of $102.50, an upside of 37.01% from Onto Innovation's current stock price of $74.81.

Onto Innovation stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Onto Innovation, 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. United Microelectronics (NYSE:UMC)


United Microelectronics (NYSE:UMC) is the third best semiconductor stock with a Zen Score of 69, which is 23 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 46. It passed 27 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. United Microelectronics has seen its stock lose -40.45% over the past year, underperforming other semiconductor stocks by -27 percentage points.

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

What are the semiconductor stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 23 semiconductor stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 semiconductor stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. United Microelectronics (NYSE:UMC)


United Microelectronics (NYSE:UMC) has an annual dividend yield of N/A, which is N/A percentage points lower than the semiconductor industry average of 3.57%. United Microelectronics's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% three times in the last 10 years. United Microelectronics's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

United Microelectronics's dividend payout ratio of 33.5% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX)


Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) has an annual dividend yield of 18.71%, which is 15 percentage points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 3.57%. 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.

3. Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS)


Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) has an annual dividend yield of 12.93%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 3.57%. 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.

Why are semiconductor stocks down?

Semiconductor stocks were down -4.88% in the last day, and down -4.42% over the last week. Ceva was the among the top losers in the semiconductors industry, dropping -14.38% yesterday.

CEVA shares are trading lower after the company reported worse-than-expected Q2 sales results.

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 53 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 47. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Chipmos Technologies's stock has dropped -42.94% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor industry by -30 percentage points.

2. Emcore (NASDAQ:EMKR)


Emcore (NASDAQ:EMKR) is the second most undervalued semiconductor stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Emcore has a valuation score of 100, which is 53 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 47. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Emcore's stock has dropped -64.23% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor industry by -51 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 39 points higher than the semiconductor industry average of 47. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Qorvo's stock has dropped -47.2% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the semiconductor industry by -34 percentage points.

Are semiconductor stocks a good buy now?

58.06% of semiconductor stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect semiconductor stocks to rise by 32.37% 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 23.77x.
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