Cypress Semiconductor "We have stuck with a Buy on Cypress partially due to the fact that we believe this management team has earned the benefit of the doubt to recover during soft periods," Dougherty analysts wrote in an April 20 report. "Better-than-expected Q112 margins and Q212 guidance is yet another example of why. This is a management team that knows how to maximize profitability." Shares of Cypress Semiconductor hit a 52-week low of $13.10. The stock's 52-week low of $23.40 was set on May 31. Cypress Semiconductor's forward P/E is 10.65; the average for semiconductors is 20.7. For comparison, Cree ( CREE) has a higher forward P/E of 22.67. Thirteen of the 19 analysts who cover Cypress Technology rated the stock buy. Four analysts gave the stock a hold rating and two rated it sell. The stock has fallen 20.72% year to date.