Semiconductor stocks are a key part of the global economy. In fact, some economists call semiconductors the “new oil.” As increasing demand in semiconductors continues and as companies try to mitigate semiconductor shortages, the semiconductor sector has significantly outperformed the stock market. To find out which companies are leading the semiconductor sector, we looked at the 30 US listed semiconductor companies included in the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (SOX) and identified which companies are the top performing semiconductor stocks (100% gain or more) since the end of the pandemic induced bear market (i.e. March 23, 2020). Companies with a market cap of less than $50 billion have been excluded since larger companies tend to have better access to resources which could prove helpful in this fast changing sector. The resulting list contains 12 semiconductor stocks with gains ranging from 104.6% to 260.3% and an average of 177.4%.
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Best Semiconductor Stocks FAQ
What are the best semiconductor stocks?
The best semiconductor stocks are AMD, Applied Materials, ASML, Broadcom, Infineon Technologies, KLA, Lam Research, Micron Technology, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, and Taiwan Semiconductor.
Who is the largest semiconductor company?
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is the largest semiconductor company with a market cap over $600 billion.
Do semiconductor stocks pay dividends?
Yes, but typically dividend yields are low. The highest dividend payer on the best semiconductor stocks list is Broadcom with a yield above 3% but the average dividend yield on this list is below 1%.
Is there a semiconductor index?
Yes, the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (SOX). SOX is an capitalization-weighted index and is made of 30 semiconductor companies. This PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index began trading on December 1, 1993 and is also the underlying index of several semiconductor ETFs.