ETF Explainer: SOXX

June 01, 2019

iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF

Each month, we look at an ETF selected by ETF.com based on its performance and importance to investors. This month, we consider the performance of the $1.21 billion iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX), which tracks the U.S. semiconductor space via a heavily concentrated portfolio of roughly 30 stocks. All the companies mentioned below are holdings in SOXX, unless otherwise noted (*).

 

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JUN 6 Advanced Micro Devices rolls out a 32-core chip 24 hours after Intel reveals its own 28-core chip at the Computex trade show in Taipei.

JUL 12 Broadcom loses nearly $19 billion in market value after making a bid to buy software company CA Inc. due to the lack of synergies between the two companies in investors’ eyes.

OCT 25 Advanced Micro Devices sees its share price plummet after missing revenue expectations and a conservative fourth quarter growth forecast.

NOV 16 Shares of Nvidia fall nearly 19%, after missing revenue expectations as multiple analysts downgraded their ratings of the stock.

Jan 24 Lam Research sees its share price jump more than 15% on better-than-expected revenue and quarterly earnings results during the seventh-best day for chip stocks in 10 years.

APR 16 Qualcomm stock surged 21% after it and Apple* said they would drop all lawsuits against each other as Apple agreed to pay a settlement to Qualcomm.

Source: Bloomberg. Data for 04/30/2018 to 04/30/2019.

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