Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) Stock Higher Today After Price Target Increase

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) are up 4.15% to $69.44 after Canaccord Genuity raised the company's price target to $78 from $72 and reiterated its "buy" rating.

"Based on our analysis of global LTE network deployments and the improving LTE subscriber growth trends, we forecast a 20% handset RFIC TAM CAGR from 2014 to 2016," analysts said regarding the potential market for the Massachusetts-based analog semiconductors company.

"Given Skyworks' broad RFIC portfolio and customer base, we believe [its] diverse analog portfolio should enable content share gains in its handset customer base. Further, we anticipate Skyworks' content share in markets such as WiFi 802.11ac, wireless infrastructure, and the 'Internet of Things' market should also drive strong growth trends," analysts added.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC (SWKS) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • SWKS's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 18.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 50.6%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • SWKS has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.77, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 104.54% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 156.41% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, SWKS should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.37 versus $1.44 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.45 versus $2.37).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income increased by 107.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $84.20 million to $174.90 million.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: SWKS Ratings Report

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