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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)
SYNA
SYNAPTICS INC
United States
$4.10B39,870,97194.11%4.59%Net SellingNet Selling
SIMO
SILICON MOTION TECHNOLOGY CORP
Taiwan
$2.22B139,763,92815.54%0.00%
IMOS
CHIPMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC
Taiwan
$812.33M727,240,1260.36%0.00%
QCOM
QUALCOMM INC
United States
$140.86B1,121,000,00070.90%2.39%Net SellingNet Selling
ONTO
ONTO INNOVATION INC
United States
$3.95B49,516,92973.64%26.36%Net SellingNet Selling
ON
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
United States
$31.58B432,423,57370.36%29.64%Net SellingNet Selling
SMTC
SEMTECH CORP
United States
$1.87B63,837,72995.01%4.99%Net SellingNet Selling
AOSL
ALPHA & OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
United States
$947.22M27,407,97562.74%37.26%Net SellingNet Selling
QRVO
QORVO INC
United States
$9.85B101,389,47386.46%0.83%Net SellingNet Selling
UMC
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP
Taiwan
$18.50B12,483,247,5661.07%0.00%
MTSI
MACOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS INC
United States
$4.86B70,668,42235.45%64.55%Net SellingNet Selling
MXL
MAXLINEAR INC
United States
$2.87B78,565,91890.26%4.45%Net SellingNet Selling
TSM
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD
Taiwan
$422.67B25,930,380,4583.36%0.00%
DIOD
DIODES INC
United States
$4.16B45,469,71380.75%19.25%Net SellingNet Selling
VSH
VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$3.26B141,664,89184.64%1.33%Net SellingNet Selling
ADI
ANALOG DEVICES INC
United States
$85.88B509,295,94185.39%1.29%Net SellingNet Selling
ALGM
ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS INC
United States
$6.03B191,308,14141.39%58.61%Net SellingNet Selling
TXN
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC
United States
$161.24B907,571,71283.13%0.56%Net SellingNet Selling
AMD
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC
United States
$120.89B1,612,356,16267.02%24.88%Net SellingNet Selling
FORM
FORMFACTOR INC
United States
$1.82B77,025,10394.21%5.78%Net Selling
LSCC
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
United States
$9.76B137,059,41897.03%2.26%Net SellingNet Selling
AVGO
BROADCOM INC
United States
$219.02B405,001,45617.91%82.09%Net SellingNet Selling
MPWR
MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS INC
United States
$17.99B46,942,00073.39%26.61%Net SellingNet Selling
CRUS
CIRRUS LOGIC INC
United States
$4.08B55,060,60191.78%2.68%Net SellingNet Selling
SITM
SITIME CORP
United States
$2.24B21,439,49172.39%27.61%Net SellingNet Selling
TSEM
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
Israel
$6.37B109,416,00053.73%0.00%
NXPI
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV
Netherlands
$44.33B259,134,86288.76%0.51%Net SellingNet Selling
ASX
ASE TECHNOLOGY HOLDING CO LTD
Taiwan
$5.92B4,364,218,5323.52%0.00%
INTC
INTEL CORP
United States
$121.38B4,127,000,00059.53%5.17%Net SellingNet Buying
STM
STMICROELECTRONICS NV
Netherlands
$35.24B911,281,9206.47%0.00%
OIIM
O2MICRO INTERNATIONAL LTD
Cayman Islands
$126.23M1,424,760,7500.62%0.00%
MRAM
EVERSPIN TECHNOLOGIES INC
United States
$127.55M20,342,55037.76%47.37%Net SellingNet Selling
AMKR
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$6.81B244,974,6545.93%94.07%Net SellingNet Selling
MU
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$59.45B1,087,168,58478.29%1.65%Net SellingNet Selling
NVDA
NVIDIA CORP
United States
$415.15B2,460,000,00062.55%4.51%Net BuyingNet Buying
NVEC
NVE CORP
United States
$310.28M4,830,82653.27%6.16%Net Buying
SGH
SMART GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC
United States
$817.80M48,620,59463.99%36.01%Net SellingNet Selling
POWI
POWER INTEGRATIONS INC
United States
$4.52B57,197,86095.67%4.33%Net SellingNet Selling
MCHP
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$42.52B550,008,71073.08%26.92%Net BuyingNet Buying
GFS
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC
United States
$34.09B545,073,00015.69%0.00%
SWKS
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC
United States
$15.05B160,161,06475.38%0.95%Net SellingNet Selling
SLAB
SILICON LABORATORIES INC
United States
$4.71B33,282,89882.72%17.28%Net SellingNet Selling
HIMX
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC
Taiwan
$1.29B348,597,1408.02%0.00%
VLN
VALENS SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
Israel
$491.62M98,128,6553.02%5.86%
PRSO
PERASO INC
United States
$24.07M21,880,7883.73%73.05%Net Buying
NVTS
NAVITAS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
Ireland
$688.96M153,443,10519.54%67.80%Net SellingNet Selling
AIP
ARTERIS INC
United States
$154.09M33,425,19714.95%85.05%Net SellingNet Selling
MX
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
Luxembourg
$430.27M44,175,25252.33%47.67%Net Selling
GSIT
GSI TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$55.74M24,553,75321.86%64.04%Net Buying
QUIK
QUICKLOGIC CORP
United States
$79.83M13,112,54021.40%7.28%Net SellingNet Selling
AAOI
APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS INC
United States
$66.18M28,523,71932.52%10.19%Net SellingNet Selling
RMBS
RAMBUS INC
United States
$4.12B107,482,01085.55%11.76%Net SellingNet Selling
WOLF
WOLFSPEED INC
United States
$10.47B124,213,27696.62%3.38%Net SellingNet Buying
LASR
NLIGHT INC
United States
$505.63M45,307,10148.37%51.63%Net BuyingNet Buying
PXLW
PIXELWORKS INC
United States
$81.74M54,856,03923.66%17.46%Net SellingNet Selling
WISA
WISA TECHNOLOGIES INC
United States
$1.90M17,119,3534.37%50.42%Net Selling
INTT
INTEST CORP
United States
$121.25M11,022,94944.84%55.16%Net Buying
SQNS
SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS
France
$180.21M191,714,37413.85%0.00%
LEDS
SEMILEDS CORP
Taiwan
$11.65M4,832,3460.50%99.50%
POET
POET TECHNOLOGIES INC
Canada
$110.51M36,715,3152.05%0.00%
MRVL
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$38.16B853,200,00068.18%31.82%Net SellingNet Selling
CEVA
CEVA INC
United States
$626.07M23,187,65367.95%32.05%Net Selling
EMKR
EMCORE CORP
United States
$51.82M37,549,90554.25%45.75%Net Selling
WKEY
WISEKEY INTERNATIONAL HOLDING SA
Switzerland
$24.89M139,859,2420.09%0.00%
SKYT
SKYWATER TECHNOLOGY INC
United States
$409.95M41,618,9645.29%94.71%Net SellingNet Selling
RKLY
ROCKLEY PHOTONICS HOLDINGS LTD
Cayman Islands
$28.81M132,747,60515.74%21.96%Net Buying
NA
NANO LABS LTD
China
$61.32M111,496,6680.06%0.00%
ASTI
ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES INC
United States
$108.58M33,930,8120.01%99.99%Net Selling
TMPO
TEMPO AUTOMATION HOLDINGS INC
United States
$35.84M8,493,22814.10%62.15%Net Selling

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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