Pre-Market Technical Recap on Semiconductor Stocks -- Applied Materials, ASML Holding, Teradyne, and Photronics

NEW YORK, September 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

If you want a Stock Review on AMAT, ASML, TER, or PLAB then come over to and sign up for your free customized report. Semiconductor Equipment and Materials companies provide the basis for the manufacturing of semiconductors. They are vulnerable to the cyclicality of Semiconductor industry, and more specifically, fluctuations in the capital expenditures of semiconductor manufacturers. Pre-market today, monitors the performance of Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML), Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER), and Photronics Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB). Daily Stock Tracker provides great insights on these stocks in its free research reports at:

Applied Materials 

Shares in Santa Clara, California headquartered Applied Materials Inc. ended Friday's session 1.31% higher at $47.77 with a total trading volume of 5.87 million shares. The stock has advanced 8.52% in the last month, 8.35% over the previous three months, and 48.03% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 5.99% above their 50-day moving average and 18.73% above their 200-day moving average. 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 60.10. 

On September 07th, 2017, Applied Materials announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on December 14th, 2017, to shareholders of record as of November 24th, 2017.

On September 18th, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Sector Perform' to 'Outperform' while revising its previous target price from $48 a share to $55 a share. Free research report on AMAT is available at:

ASML Holding 

Veldhoven, the Netherlands headquartered ASML Holding N.V.'s shares rose 0.11%, closing the day at $165.96. A total volume of 303,614 shares was traded. The stock has advanced 8.19% in the last month, 23.26% in the previous three months, and 47.91% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 7.51% and 25.03% above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of ASML Holding, which through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, market, and servicing of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, have an RSI of 64.33.

On September 18th, 2017, research firm Susquehanna upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Positive'. The complimentary research report on ASML can be downloaded at:


Last Friday, shares in North Reading, Massachusetts headquartered Teradyne Inc. gained 2.13%, closing the session at $36.45. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.98 million shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 2.85 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 4.80% in the last one month, 12.36% over the previous three months, and 43.50% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 4.65% above its 50-day moving average and 15.43% above its 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Teradyne, which designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports automatic test equipment worldwide, have an RSI of 55.35.

On September 13th, 2017, LitePoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne, announced that its IQxel family of testers has been validated by Sigfox for testing of Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are compatible with its LPWA technology. Because of this collaboration, device manufacturers can now use the IQxel-M to perform manufacturing tests of Sigfox-enabled IoT devices. These manufacturers will also have a pre-certification tool that is ready to use, enabling them to quickly design and qualify the modem of their IoT device. Visit today and access our complete research report on TER at:


Brookfield, Connecticut-based Photronics Inc.'s stock finished the session flat at $7.95 with a total trading volume of 549,691 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 1.27% in the last month. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 10.22%. Additionally, shares of Photronics, which together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells photomasks in Taiwan, Korea, the US, Europe, and internationally, have an RSI of 40.06. Get free access to your research report on PLAB at:


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