Drilling Down Into Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY)

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Semiconductor – Broad Line. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $18.33, down from yesterday’s close by -1.56%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) currently trades with a market capitalization of $6.41 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 12.71 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $349.2 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.24 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 4.90% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $18.72. It is now trading 0.39% off that level. The stock is trading $16.94 its 50-day moving average by -1.39%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $12.50.

In recent action, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) has made a move of +16.60% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 6.31% with $342.86 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CY.

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