NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- In recent stories I have written on TheStreet.com, I suggested booking profits on overvalued utility stocks on July 30 and on overvalued consumer staples stocks Monday, Aug. 6. On the buy side I focused on the undervalued basic materials stocks on July 31 and undervalued energy stocks on Aug. 1.
Today I am focusing on undervalued and Buy rated stocks in the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (SOXX). The last time I assessed the risk/reward for semiconductors was on July 19 when I wrote Intel Pointing the Way for Chip Stocks two days after Intel (INTC) reported solid second-quarter earnings results.
On July 17, SOX set its year to date low at 345.50. Since then SOX rallied to 394.13, up 14.1% into Monday, Aug. 6. The daily chart below shows that SOX failed at its 200-day simple moving average on June 20 and on July 3; it appears that the third time is the charm with Monday's close above the 200-day at 391.78. It was the first close above the 200-day since May 14.
At the low on July 17, SOX held above its 200-week simple moving average 344.60.
Chart Courtesy of Thomson / Reuters
Chart Courtesy of Thomson/Reuters
Reading the TableOV/UN Valued: The stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine.
VE Rating: A 1-Engine rating is a Strong Sell, a 2-Engine rating is a Sell, a 3-Engine rating is a Hold, a 4-Engine rating is a Buy and a 5-Engine rating is a Strong Buy.
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