6. Lam Research ( LRCX) makes semiconductor-processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The company's etch and clean technologies enable customers to build integrated circuits. LAM will release fiscal fourth-quarter results July 28. Net income is forecast at $138 million on sales of $749 million, compared to net income of $140 million on $695.3 million in sales, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Earnings per share are seen at $1.09, down marginally from $1.10 cents. Of the 15 analysts covering the stock, 53% recommend it as a "buy" and 27% as a "hold." Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 23% to $54.78.