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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83472)6/13/2019 4:18:25 PM
From: Return to Sender
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Wall Street gets a lift from the energy stocks
13-Jun-19 16:15 ET
Dow +101.94 at 26106.77, Nasdaq +44.41 at 7837.11, S&P +11.80 at 2891.64

briefing.com

[BRIEFING.COM] The S&P 500 advanced 0.4% on Thursday, lifted by shares of energy companies as oil prices rose after two oil tankers were attacked off the coast of Iran. A swarm of buyers in the last few minutes of action boosted the benchmark index from near session lows to close out the session on a high note.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.4%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 0.6%, and the Russell 2000 increased 1.1%.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attack, fueling geopolitical angst between the countries but also providing relief in the price of oil ($52.37/bbl, +$1.21, +2.4%). Oil prices fell over 4% yesterday on concerns about demand and oversupply.

The higher oil prices underpinned the leadership in the S&P 500 energy sector (+1.3%). The communication services sector (+1.1%) received a boost from shares of Walt Disney (DIS 141.74, +6.02, +4.4%) after its price target was raised to $160 from $125 at Morgan Stanley. The consumer discretionary sector (+0.9%) also outperformed.

The defensive-oriented sectors -- health care (-0.1%), consumer staples (+0.1%), real estate (+0.1%), and utilities (+0.2%) -- trailed the pack after outperforming the broader market on Wednesday.

From a broader perspective, the stock market has traded sideways over the last four sessions as it waits for further policy guidance from the Fed and for any updates on the U.S.-China trade front. On a related note, China's Vice Premier Liu He called for more stimulus measures to support the Chinese economy.

In corporate news, activist investor group JANA Partners disclosed a 9.5% stake in Callaway Golf (ELY 18.19, +2.29, +14.4%). MoffettNathanson lowered its price target for Twitter (TWTR 36.34, -1.15, -3.1%) to $25 from $28 and maintained its Sell rating. RH (RH 109.91, +15.02, +15.8%) pleased investors with solid quarterly results and guidance.

Demand for U.S. Treasuries persisted amid high expectations for the Fed to cut rates, and Treasuries advanced to session highs during Mr. Pompeo's press conference. The 2-yr yield declined seven basis points to 1.82%, and the 10-yr yield declined four basis points to 2.09%. The U.S. Dollar Index increased 0.1% to 97.06.

Reviewing Thursday's economic data, which included the weekly Initial and Continuing Claims report and Import and Export Prices for May:

  • Initial claims for the week ending June 8 hit 222,000 (Briefing.com consensus 220,000), up 3,000 from the prior week's revised level of 219,000 (revised from 218,000). Continuing claims for the week ending June 1 increased by 2,000 to 1.695 mln from the previous week's revised level of 1.693 mln (revised from 1.682 mln).
    • The key takeaway from the report is that unemployment claims continue pointing to a tight labor market.
  • Import prices decreased 0.3% m/m in May after increasing a revised 0.1% (from 0.2%) in April. Excluding fuel, import prices were also down 0.3%. Export prices decreased 0.2% in May after increasing a revised 0.1% (from 0.2%) in April while export prices, excluding agriculture, were also down 0.2% after growing a revised 0.2% (from 0.4%) in April.
    • The key takeaway from the report is that the decline in import prices should keep inflation measures at subdued levels.
Looking ahead, investors will receive the following reports on Friday: Retail Sales for May, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for May, the preliminary University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment for June, and Business Inventories for April.

  • Nasdaq Composite +18.1% YTD
  • S&P 500 +15.4% YTD
  • Russell 2000 +13.9% YTD
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average +11.9% YTD

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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83473)6/13/2019 4:48:02 PM
From: Sam
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Chip stocks take a hit after Broadcom earnings
MARKETWATCH 4:39 PM ET 6/13/2019

Symbol Last Price Change
281.61 +1.88 (+0.67%)
111.18 +0.84 (+0.76%)
108.35 +0.41 (+0.38%)
73.35 +0.69 (+0.95%)
69.93 +0.34 (+0.49%)
63.31 +0.53 (+0.84%)
148.26 +2.06 (+1.41%)
46.7 +0.38 (+0.82%)
31.39 -0.79 (-2.45%)
33.38 +0.42 (+1.27%)
QUOTES AS OF 04:15:00 PM ET 06/13/2019


Several semiconductor companies saw shares decline in after-hours trading Thursday following Broadcom Inc.'s (AVGO) earnings report, which suggested a second-half rebound for chips looks less likely. Among stocks falling more than 1% immediately after Broadcom reported were Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN), Xilinx Inc. (XLNX), Skyworks Solutions Inc.(SWKS), Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), Qorvo Inc. (QRVO) and Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) Larger chip makers like Intel Corp. (INTC) , Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Micron Technology Inc. (MU) fell by smaller amounts, closer to 0.5%, though action was jagged amid high volume for the extended session. Broadcom cut its fiscal-year forecast in its second-quarter report after trading closed Thursday ( marketwatch.com challenging-market-2019-06-13), and Chief Executive Hock Tan said in a statement that he sees "a broad-based slowdown in the demand environment." "As a result, our customers are actively reducing their inventory levels, and we are taking a conservative stance for the rest of the year," Tan said. Chip companies earlier this year said that a slowdown would reverse by the second half of the year ( marketwatch.com comes-with-little-evidence-to-back-it-up-2019-03-07), but returns since then have created doubts about the timeline ( marketwatch.com ). Broadcom shares were down about 7% in after-hours trading.

-Jeremy C. Owens For more from MarketWatch: marketwatch.com




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From: Sam6/13/2019 10:50:14 PM
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Really interesting article on the different types of memory chips.

HBM2 Vs. GDDR6: Tradeoffs In DRAM
Experts at the Table, part 1: Choices vary depending upon application, cost and the need for capacity and bandwidth, but the number of options is confusing.
June 13th, 2019 - By: Ed Sperling

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to talk about new DRAM options and considerations with Frank Ferro, senior director of product management at Rambus; Marc Greenberg, group director for product marketing at Cadence; Graham Allen, senior product marketing manager for DDR PHYs at Synopsys; and Tien Shiah, senior manager for memory marketing at Samsung Electronics. What follows are excerpts of that conversation.

SE: What are the big challenges in memory today?


L-R: Frank Ferro, Graham Allan, Tien Shiah, Marc Greenberg. Photo credit: Semiconductor Engineering/Susan Rambo

Ferro: The main ones are latency and bandwidth, and those haven’t changed very much. But the key difference now is that we’re seeing a swing back from where we had plenty of bandwidth and the compute was the bottleneck to where memory is the bottleneck again. That has given rise to a number of different technologies. HBM basically came out of nowhere a couple years ago, and now GDDR is showing up on everyone’s radar. To some extent we’re still at the mercy of the memory vendors because we’re building physical layers based on their specs and the JEDEC specs. But architecturally, we are looking at ways to innovate. That’s the next step.

Allan: Our customers are faced with a large array of choices, and if you fit into the category of someone who doesn’t need a vanilla interface and you have something that can be challenging or a relatively high-bandwidth requirement, you’re left with all these choices and you don’t know which one to go for. It’s a very difficult market to navigate when you’re not one of the major CPU vendors because you don’t get a lot of insight from the DRAM vendors. There are a lot of secrets in the memory market, such as how much does a DRAM cost. You can find out what DDR4 costs in very large volumes, but if you want to know what HBM or GDDR6 sell for, you can’t get that answer. And it changes every month, because DRAM prices fluctuate quite a bit. One of our main activities is walking customers through all of these different choices and what the tradeoffs are.

continues at semiengineering.com

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From: Sam6/14/2019 6:23:41 AM
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European chipmakers tumble after Broadcom dashes hopes of rebound in demand

June 14, 2019 / 3:15 AM / Updated an hour ago

LONDON (Reuters) - European semiconductor stocks fell on Friday after U.S. chipmaker Broadcom warned a U.S.-China trade conflict and export restrictions on Huawei were causing a broad slowdown in demand for chips.

Shares in ASML, STMicroelectronics, Siltronic, ASM International, Infineon, and AMS tumbled by 2.7% to 6.6% as the warning reignited fears chipmakers would not keep to their promises of a second-half recovery.

continues at reuters.com

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From: Sam6/14/2019 7:47:57 AM
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Broadcom stock plunge triggers broad selloff in chips
By Tomi Kilgore
Published: June 14, 2019 7:37 a.m. ET

Shares of semiconductor makers suffered in broad selloff in premarket trade Friday, after Broadcom Inc.'s AVGO, -9.80% mixed fiscal second-quarter results and lowered full-year outlook raised concerns that a second-half rebound in demand would not occur as expected. Broadcom's stock tumbled 10.2% ahead of the open, after the company reported results late Thursday. That put the stock on track to suffer its biggest one-day drop since it plummeted 13.7% on July 12, 2018. All 22 of the PHLX Semiconductor Index's SOX, +0.58% components that have traded in the premarket are losing ground, with 18 of those trading shedding more than 2%. Among the more active shares in the early going, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD, -2.87% dropped 3.3%, Intel Corp. INTC, -1.93% shed 1.8%, Micron Technology Inc. MU, -3.36% fell 3.5%, Nvidia Corp. NVDA, -2.80% lost 2.8% and Qualcomm Inc. QCOM, -2.49% gave up 2.5%. The chip-sector selloff comes as futures ESM19, -0.27% the S&P 500 SPX, +0.41% shed 0.3%.

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From: Sam6/14/2019 9:47:56 AM
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Broadcom's $2 billion warning shocks global chip sector

Reuters | June 14, 2019 08:52:00 AM ET

By Helen Reid and Arjun Panchadar

LONDON/BENGALURU - Broadcom Inc sent a shockwave through the global chipmaking industry on Friday with its forecast that U.S.-China trade tensions and the ban on doing business with Huawei Technologies would knock $2 billion off the company's sales this year.

The forecast, included in the company's second quarter results late on Thursday, was the hardest evidence yet of the damage President Donald Trump's trade war with Beijing may do to the global industry.

Shares in Broadcom fell 10% in early trading in New York, wiping more than $11 billion off the market value of the company, previously based in Asia but now with its headquarters and main listing in the United States.

U.S. chipmakers Qualcomm , Applied Materials Inc , Intel Corp , Advanced Micro Devices Inc and Xilinx Inc were all down between 2.5% and 4%.

That followed similar falls for European peers including ASML , STMicroelectronics , Infineon , and AMS .

"We'll see a very sharp impact simply because (there are) no purchases allowed and there's no obvious substitution in place," Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan told a conference call with analysts in relation to the Huawei ban.

Broadcom, which got $900 million in revenue from Huawei [HWT.UL] last year, also said, however, that the forecast cut "extends beyond one particular customer."

"We're talking about uncertainty in our marketplace, uncertainty because of the - of demand in the form of order reduction as the supply chain out there constricts - compress, so to speak," Tan added.

The semiconductor industry has been grappling with slowing demand since the second half of 2018 with bellwether Texas Instruments warning in April that a cyclical downturn could last for another two years.

That has related chiefly to signs that mobile phone markets in some major economies are increasingly saturated while mass demand in new areas like self-driving cars and internet of things devices for homes and offices is still developing.

The geopolitical risks from the trade conflict and Huawei ban are an additional shock.

"It's not just Huawei, it's deeper than that. Visibility is shot. OEMs [carmakers] aren't ordering. Inventory concerns, which were supposed to ease, have not gone away," said one European trader. "Goodbye H2 recovery hopes!"

Broadcom, known for communications chips that power Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity in smartphones, is also a major supplier to Apple Inc and shares of the iPhone maker were down nearly 1% premarket.

The CEO of chipmaker Micron Technology also said the ban on Huawei brings uncertainty and disturbance to the semiconductor industry.

"It's a broad-based decline they are now predicting," said Neil Campling, tech analyst at London-based asset manager Mirabaud.

"This is unlikely to be Broadcom specific but a trend to expect in H2 this year. A rebound for the chip sector, which many hope for, is highly unlikely."

(Reporting by Helen Reid in London, Vibhuti Sharma and Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Josephine Mason, Susan Fenton and Patrick Graham)

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From: Sam6/14/2019 3:18:27 PM
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Buy Micron Stock Because Everyone Already Knows Chip Prices Are Falling, Analyst Says -- Barrons.com

Dow Jones Newswires | June 14, 2019 03:11:00 PM ET


Micron Technology stock will rally because the difficult chip environment is priced into its current valuation, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The back story. Micron stock (ticker: MU) has been sliding for the past month as hope for a recovery in chip prices has faltered. A few months ago, the stock was up more than 30% for the year.

The chip maker is a leader in the DRAM and NAND memory-semiconductor markets. DRAM stands for dynamic random-access memory, which is used in desktop computers and servers, while NAND is flash memory, found in smartphones and solid-state hard drives.

What's new. Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Simon Woo on Friday lowered his earnings estimates for Micron due to deteriorating memory prices. He reaffirmed his Buy rating for the stock.

The "DRAM spot market price has already been weaker than expected," he wrote. "A bearish guidance at the 3Q FY19 results call and consequent consensus estimate cuts should not be a surprise for investors."

The analyst lowered his Micron earnings per share estimates to $5.01 from $5.93 for fiscal 2019 and to $2.68 from $ 5.51 for fiscal 2020.

Despite the weak near-term industry conditions, the analyst is optimistic over the long term due to the company's low valuation.

Micron stock was down 2.1% to $32.67 on Friday. The company declined to comment on the report.

Broadcom's lower than expected annual guidance on Thursday also affected the general chip sector. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX), which tracks the performance of a widely followed semiconductor sector index, fell 2.8% on Friday.

Looking ahead. The analyst lowered his price target to $43 from $50 for Micron stock.

Earlier this month, Barron's suggested there may be more downside for the chip sector due to deteriorating fundamentals.

Write to Tae Kim at tae.kim@barrons.com

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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83470)6/16/2019 9:47:07 PM
From: Return to Sender
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BPNDX remains 61 with changes - [MCHP NXPI removed GILD REGN added]

61
Fri
Jun 14

Symbol Symbol
AAPL AAPL
ADI ADI
ADP ADP
AMAT AMAT
AMD AMD
AMZN AMZN
BKNG BKNG
BMRN BMRN
CELG CELG
CERN CERN
CHKP CHKP
CHTR CHTR
CMCSA CMCSA
COST COST
CSCO CSCO
CSX CSX
CTAS CTAS
CTSH CTSH
DLTR DLTR
EA EA
EBAY EBAY
FAST FAST
FISV FISV
HAS GILD
HSIC HAS
IDXX HSIC
ILMN IDXX
INTU ILMN
ISRG INTU
LBTYA ISRG
LRCX LBTYA
LULU LRCX
MAR LULU
MCHP MAR
MDLZ MDLZ
MELI MELI
MNST MNST
MSFT MSFT
MXIM MXIM
NFLX NFLX
NTAP NTAP
NXPI ORLY
ORLY PAYX
PAYX PCAR
PCAR PEP
PEP PYPL
PYPL REGN
ROST ROST
SBUX SBUX
SIRI SIRI
SNPS SNPS
SWKS SWKS
TMUS TMUS
TSLA TSLA
TTWO TTWO
VRSK VRSK
VRSN VRSN
VRTX VRTX
WLTW WLTW
XLNX XLNX
XRAY XRAY

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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83471)6/16/2019 9:57:45 PM
From: Return to Sender
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BPSOX falls 2 to 13 - [MCHP MKSI removed]

13
Fri
Jun 14

Symbol Symbol
ADI ADI
AMAT AMAT
AMD AMD
CY CY
LRCX LRCX
MCHP MLNX
MKSI MRVL
MLNX MXIM
MRVL SLAB
MXIM SWKS
SLAB TER
SWKS TSM
TER XLNX
TSM
XLNX

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To: Return to Sender who wrote (83481)6/16/2019 10:02:22 PM
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6 New 52 Week Highs and No New 52 Week Lows on Friday June 14, 2019

New Highs
CELG
COST
CTAS
MDLZ
SBUX
WLTW

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