NI Technology Updates Outlooks for National Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intersil, and STMicroelectronics
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM), Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq: MXIM), Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), Intersil (Nasdaq: ISIL), and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM).
Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams was named the winner in both the Forbes and AOL stock picking contests for newsletter writers in 2010. His top pick for 2010 moved up over 132% for the year, and he thinks he has another winner spotted for 2011 that might do just as well.
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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:
– McWilliams has long been advising Next Inning subscribers that National Semi’s SolarMagic would be a flop, but that the core technology could be deployed successfully using a different strategy. How has National recently adjusted its solar strategy to be more in line with McWilliams’ recommendations? Does McWilliams have a positive view of National’s recent acquisition of GTronix? What is McWilliams’ fair value range for National and how much upside does it represent from current prices?
– Ahead of Maxim’s calendar Q3 report, McWilliams wrote that he thought Maxim would give Wall Street reason to believe in its model, and we would see the price move up from its then current sub-$19 price to somewhere in the low to mid-$20s. MXIM delivered on the optimism he expected, and closed 2010 trading at $23.62. Has McWilliams seen reason to increase his fair value range for Maxim? How much of a threat to Maxim is Texas Instruments’ new 300mm RFab initiative?
– Last quarter, McWilliams wrote that Wall Street was failing to recognize the significant improvement Fairchild had made in its balance sheet. Now that Fairchild has moved up 63%, is McWilliams expecting further upside? Does a valuation and balance sheet analysis suggest that Fairchild shares are undervalued at current prices?
– What critical missteps and market challenges held Intersil back during 2010? Last quarter, when Intersil was trading below $12, McWilliams was comfortable making a bullish case for the stock. With Intersil now up more than 30% is McWilliams expecting the rebound to continue and take Intersil shares even higher?
– Last quarter, McWilliams wrote that Wall Street was placing an unreasonable risk discount on STMicro. Its price has since gone up 39%. Is McWilliams expecting STMicro to move still higher from here? Is he forecasting that the company will outperform expectations in 2011?
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Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks. Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.
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