Within the semiconductor sector, we see a low diversification of the 12-months returns. Since January last year the sector is around 25 percent lower. Among the winners we find Advanced Micro Devices, Nanoco and Integrated Device Technology. Relatively big losses were for Frontier Communications Smart Technologies, Ams AG and Meyer Burger Technology AG.
The winners in this sector are the megacaps, while microcaps are mostly among the less performers.
Regarding the price/earnings-ratios we see a diversified palette. The smallcaps are with the price/earnings-ratio of 19 the most expensive. The microcaps are the cheapest and trade at 0 times the earnings per share. IQE, CML Microsystems and Aquantia are the stocks with the highest ratios. Stocks with the lowest ratios are Micron Technology, Ichor Holdings and Siltronic AG.
The sector's average dividend yield is with 1,3 percent relatively limited. Stocks now high dividend yields now are BE Semiconductor Industries NV, Siltronic AG and Qualcomm.
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