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Morning Technical Insight on these Semiconductor Stocks -- Applied Materials, ASML Holding, Axcelis Technologies, and Brooks Automation
[February 08, 2018]

Morning Technical Insight on these Semiconductor Stocks -- Applied Materials, ASML Holding, Axcelis Technologies, and Brooks Automation

NEW YORK, Feb 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ strives to bring the best free research to the investment community.  Today we are offering reports on AMAT, ASML, ACLS, and BRKS which can be accessed for free by signing up to has issued research reports on Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML), Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLS), and Brooks Automation Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKS). Semiconductor Equipment and Materials companies engage in the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment that assists with the development of semiconductors. All you have to do is sign up today for this free limited time offer by clicking the link below.

Applied Materials

Santa Clara, California headquartered Applied Materials Inc.'s shares saw a decline of 3.10%, finishing Wednesday's trading session at $48.69. A total volume of 14.74 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 12.37 million shares. The stock has advanced 37.00% over the past year and is trading below its 200-day moving average by 0.24%. Moreover, shares of Applied Materials, which provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 34.75.

On January 16th, 2018, research firm Susquehanna upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Positive'.

On February 02nd, 2018, Applied Materials announced that it will hold a webcast on February 14th, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss its Q1 FY18 financial results, along with its business outlook. Get the full research report on AMAT for free by clicking below at:

ASML Holding

On Wednesday, shares in Veldhoven, the Netherlands headquartered ASML Holding N.V. recorded a trading volume of 1.27 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 985,830 shares. The stock ended the session 3.59% lower at $187.15. The Company's shares have gained 1.81% in the last month, 1.21% over the previous three months, and 51.83% over the past year. The stock is trading 1.75% above its 50-day moving average and 16.57% above its 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of ASML Holding have an RSI of 45.18.

On January 17th, 2018, research firm B. Riley FBR, Inc. reiterated its 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $166 a share to $200 a share.

On January 17th, 2018, ASML Holding announced that the Supervisory Board intends to appoint Roger Dassen as Executive Vice President and CFO to the Board of Management, subject to notification of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for April 25th, 2018. Dassen succeeds Wolfgang Nickl, who will leave at the end of April. Dassen will join the Company on June 01st, 2018. To experience our free membership services anytime/ anywhere and access the free report on ASML, click to register at:

Shares in Beverly, Massachusetts headquartered Axcelis Technologies Inc. closed at $23.90, down 1.65% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 880,297 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 556,490 shares. The Company's shares have gained 49.84% over the past year. The stock is trading 7.12% below its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Axcelis Technologies have an RSI of 33.75.

On January 16th, 2018, Axcelis Technologies announced that it has received new orders for the full Purion product family from several leading chip manufacturers worldwide. These systems will support capacity additions for 3D NAND, DRAM image sensors, power devices, and mature devices. It also includes the first Purion orders for 3D NAND from a domestic China customer. Revenue for the systems is expected to be recognized in the Q1 and Q2 2018. 

On February 07th, 2018, research firm Needham reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $36 a share to $33 a share. Join our big investor community at Wall St. Equities today and get your free report on ACLS at:

Brooks Automation

Chelmsford, Massachusetts headquartered Brooks Automation Inc.'s stock ended 2.97% lower at $24.50. A total volume of 1.25 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.18 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 16.67% over the past year. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 5.01%. Furthermore, shares of Brooks Automation, which provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets, have an RSI of 36.83.

On February 01st, 2018, Brooks Automation reported its financial results for Q1 2018, ended December 31st, 2017. On a GAAP basis, revenue for the quarter was $189 million, gross margin was 39.7%, and operating expenses were $54 million. GAAP net income in Q1 FY18 was $16 million, and GAAP income tax expense totaled $3 million. Know more about BRKS in our free research coverage at:


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