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Analog chip suppliers, optical component firms and chip equipment makers could be among the firms that see M&A interest if trade tensions continue to ease.
GameStop was among several slumping smaller-caps that rebounded nicely on Tuesday, but the video game retailer was hammered after hours on a sales miss and elimination of its dividend.
It could be a rocky period for KLIC due to soft demand for the next quarter.
Kulicke and Soffa remains a relatively cheap, cash-rich name with a great balance sheet, unencumbered by debt.
Two other value names, Kulicke & Soffa and FreightCar America, draw mixed reactions after posting results.
The parent of Applebee's and IHOP beat on the bottom line but missed on the top line in the second quarter.
Benchmark Electronics and Kulicke and Soffa are using their loads of cash to buy back stock and issue new dividends.
Overall it was a good year for this somewhat off the wall screen that I developed several years ago as a way to find seemingly cheap companies.
Electro Scientific Industries leads a parade of value stocks that have performed quite nicely in a growth-oriented market.
The three value stocks surprised investors in good ways with their earnings announcements.
Companies trading at low multiples to net current asset value can be compelling to acquirers -- here are some names to consider.
Despite the disparity this year between growth and value, my 2017 Double Net Value Portfolio is not struggling.
Bob Evans Farms and Kulicke & Soffa were among the first-half winners, while Ruby Tuesday and Fitbit were big disappointments.
FreightCar America, Fitbit and Kulicke and Soffa turned in solid days yesterday, though the latter was bouncing back from a weak Wednesday.
Benchmark Electronics, FreightCar America, Kulicke & Soffa and AVX Corporation are on my radar as potential targets.
My tracking portfolio is flat for the year to date, though there have been wildly divergent performances by the constituent stocks.
This company's stock has delivered strongly, and it looks like the good run will continue.
The semiconductor name has been going great guns in recent months, while the maker of fitness devices has disappointed.
An eclectic mix of 20 companies made my cut of stocks trading at 1x to 2x net current asset value.
Kulicke & Soffa and FreightCar America are two names that make relatively inexpensive targets.
If corporate tax reform gains steam, it could push this stock above its record highs.
The manufacturer is highly liquid and an unhappy shareholder is pushing for consideration of a sale of the company.
My 'double-net' screen loves this semiconductor-equipment maker.
This small semiconductor name is showing some big numbers.
They are a diverse group that could work well as a basket.