The best semiconductor stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals – while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.
8 semiconductor stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the technology industry,
- Infineon Technologies AG ( IFX)
- STMicroelectronics ( STM)
- Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD)
- Broadcom ( AVGO)
- Intel Corporation ( INTC)
- Micron Technology ( MU)
- QUALCOMM Incorporated ( QCOM)
- Microchip Technology Incorporated ( MCHP)
3 tools to help identify new investments
We’ve compiled a list of semiconductor stocks to keep an eye on, but the stock market is volatile, and trends can change daily.
If you’re actively trading stocks, staying on top of new industry trends and rising stocks can take a lot of time. Here are some tools to keep up with trends and get new trading ideas.
- Stock screeners. You can use an online stock screener like Finviz or TradingView to see what stocks are making the biggest moves today and narrow your search by industry and market cap. Screeners are most beneficial for technical traders who have set criteria in mind for their trades. For example, if you’re looking for stocks trending today in the technology industry, you can pull a list of all mid-cap and large-cap stocks for that industry and sort by percent change since opening.
- Newsletters. Newsletters can be a great way to find companies that may be worth investing in for the long haul. Some include the Motley Fool Stock Advisor and the Alpha Boost and Cherry Picks newsletters published by Tastyworks.
- Social media. While noone is suggesting you make a trade based on a Reddit thread alone, social platforms like Reddit, Twitter and Tiktok can be useful tools for staying on top of what companies people are talking about. The trendiness of a stock can directly influence its price — but those trends can also be volatile. While social media can occasionally help buy-and-hold investors, it tends to be a more practical tool for active traders.
Take a deeper dive into semiconductor stocks
If you’re interested in investing in the technology industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn’t guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1. Infineon Technologies AG (IFX)
Infineon Technologies AG offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in both the wired and wireless communications markets, security systems and smartcards, the automotive and industrial sectors and memory products.
Infineon Technologies AG stock opened the day at €28.13 after a previous close of €27.73. Infineon Technologies AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
- Market capitalisation: €36.34 billion
STMicroelectronics operates across the world and manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete devices used in a wide variety of microelectronic applications, including telecommunications systems, computer systems, consumer products, automotive products and industrial automation and control systems.
STMicroelectronics stock opened the day at US$39.07 after a previous close of US39.08. STMicroelectronics is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
- Market capitalisation: US$36.52 billion
3. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Computing and Graphics; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom.
Advanced Micro Devices stock opened the day at US$98.50 after a previous close of US$96.67. Advanced Micro Devices is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$16.4 billion and employs 15,500 staff.
- Market capitalisation: $154.52 billion
4. Broadcom (AVGO)
Broadcom Inc. designs, develops, and supplies various semiconductor devices with a focus on complex digital and mixed signal complementary metal oxide semiconductor based devices and analog III-V based products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Semiconductor Solutions and Infrastructure Software.
Broadcom stock opened the day at US$543.19 after a previous close of US$546.21. Broadcom is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$28.5 billion and employs 20,000 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$221.77 billion
5. Intel Corporation (INTC)
Intel Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of computer products and technologies worldwide. It offers platform products, such as central processing units and chipsets, and system-on-chip and multichip packages; and non-platform or adjacent products, including accelerators, boards and systems, connectivity products, graphics, and memory and storage products.
Intel Corporation stock opened the day at US$41.65 after a previous close of US$42.01. Intel Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$77.7 billion and employs 122,900 staff.
- Market capitalisation: $170.31 billion
6. Micron Technology (MU)
Micron Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells memory and storage products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit.
Micron Technology stock opened the day at US$68.90 after a previous close of US$69.40. Micron Technology is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$31.2 billion and employs 44,000 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$76.94 billion
7. QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the development and commercialisation of foundational technologies for the wireless industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on 3G/4G/5G and other technologies for use in wireless voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products.
QUALCOMM Incorporated stock opened the day at US$131.60 after a previous close of US$131.60. QUALCOMM Incorporated is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$39.3 billion and employs 45,000 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$147.39 billion
8. Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP)
Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company offers general purpose 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers; 32-bit embedded microprocessors markets; and specialised microcontrollers for automotive, industrial, computing, communications, lighting, power supplies, motor control, human machine interface, security, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity applications.
Microchip Technology Incorporated stock opened the day at US$66.67 after a previous close of US$66.67. Microchip Technology Incorporated is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$6.4 billion and employs 19,500 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$37.07 billion
How to buy semiconductor stocks
Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these semiconductor stocks.
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
- Search for the stock you’re interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like IFX or STM.
- Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
- Choose an order type. Invest in the semiconductor stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
- Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the technology industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.
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Compare online trading platforms by fees and asset types to find the best for your investment in the semiconductor industry.
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While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in semiconductor stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — semiconductor stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the technology industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been a while since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.
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