Here are the buy-and-trade parameters for the buy rated stocks in the SOX:

Broadcom ( BRCM) ($33.72) set a 52-week high at $37.85 on May 20. My annual value level is $30.97 with an annual pivot at $32.91 and semiannual risky level at $34.87.

Cirrus Logic ( CRUS) ($17.41) set a 2013 high at $31.97 on Jan. 10. My annual value level is $13.35 with an annual risky level at $20.74.

Hittite Microwave ( HITT) ($55.80) set a 52-week high at $66.97 on Feb. 22. This is the stock in the table that's been downgraded to hold from sell. My quarterly value level is $48.25 with a weekly pivot at $54.30 and monthly risky level at $62.49.

Mellanox Tech ( MLNX) ($48.97) set a 2013 high at $65.77 on March 12. My semiannual pivot is $48.54 with a weekly risky level at $49.98.

Power Integrations ( POWI) ($39.85) set a 52-week high at $46.12 on Feb. 6. My quarterly value level is $34.45 with an annual risky level at $42.10.

Veeco Instruments ( VECO) ($35.70) set a 52-week high at $43.19 on May 29. My annual value level is $26.66 with a monthly risky level at $39.62.

At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
Richard Suttmeier has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a master of science from Brooklyn Poly. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. In 1981 he formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild and helped establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. Richard began writing market research in 1984 and held positions as market strategist at firms such as Smith Barney, William R Hough, Joseph Stevens, and Rightside Advisors. He joined www.ValuEngine.com in 2008 producing newsletters covering the U.S. capital markets, and a universe of more than 7,000 stocks. Richard employs a "buy and trade" investment strategy and can be reached at RSuttmeier@Gmail.com.

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