NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I've never thought it was possible a company can have its stock triple in value in less than a year without analysts going berserk, revising their estimates and clamoring for more coverage.Yet, somehow Micron ( MU), whose stock is up 160% year to date and has soared 220% in the trailing 11 months, still remains a mystery. So it goes the nature of the semiconductor sector Even though Micron has outperformed virtually every other name in the chip group, it is Qualcomm ( QCOM), Broadcom ( BRCM) and Intel ( INTC) that garners the lion's share of the market's attention. I can go into many reasons to explain this, but it won't matter. However, Micron, which has shown a strategic shift to higher growth markets like network enterprise, server and mobile, had always remained on my radar. With shares now resting near its 52-week high of $17, I don't believe Micron can remain anonymous much longer, especially with the company due to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday. The Street will be looking for 23 cents in earnings per share on revenue of $2.7 billion, representing year-over-year growth of 37.4%. back in June, amid much disagreement, I told you the stock was heading to $15. This is even though there were still uncertainties about bankrupt chipmaker Elipida, which Micron acquired last year. Given that the stock (at the time) had more-than doubled -- posting gains of 116%, it seemed like a tall order. It was clear, though, that investors were unable to reconcile what Micron is. There was also some confusion regarding the company's market direction. This is a sentiment that I don't believe has been sufficiently resolved, although management has been (in my opinion) clear about what it wants to do.