Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVLS)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The company develops, manufactures, sells and supports equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The customers for these products are manufacturers of semiconductor integrated circuits, or chips.

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Member Avatar Notwage (< 20) Submitted: 3/22/2011 1:03:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $35.83 NVLS Score: -42.95

Solid company, financials, growth, and future opportunity.

Should the growth of technology and innovation continue to grow exponentially, consider chip makers as great investments.

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Member Avatar tgauchat (77.19) Submitted: 3/14/2011 7:49:04 PM : Underperform Start Price: $34.90 NVLS Score: +43.41

Insiders selling at current overbought prices.

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Member Avatar ipfmanager (95.94) Submitted: 11/19/2010 8:31:53 PM : Outperform Start Price: $29.66 NVLS Score: -32.13

potd semis

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Member Avatar valunvesthere (< 20) Submitted: 11/8/2010 2:59:33 AM : Outperform Start Price: $30.30 NVLS Score: -31.36

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Novellus Systems, Inc.
4000 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134
United States - Map
Phone: 408-943-9700
Fax: 408-943-3422
Website: www.novellus.com

Details
Index Membership: S&P 500
S&P 1500 Super Comp
Sector: Technology
Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Full Time Employees: 2,544

Business Summary
Novellus Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It operates in two segments, Semiconductor Group and Industrial Applications Group. The Semiconductor Group segment manufactures and supplies equipment used in the deposition of thin dielectric and metal films, as well as equipment used in complementary manufacturing steps, including surface preparation and ultraviolet thermal processing. Its deposition systems use chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), and electrochemical deposition (ECD) processes to form transistor, capacitor, and interconnect layers in an integrated circuit. This segment?s High-Density Plasma CVD (HDP-CVD) and Plasma-Enhanced CVD (PECVD) systems employ chemical plasma to deposit dielectric material within the gaps formed by the etching of aluminum, or as a blanket film that can be etched with patterns for depositing conductive materials into the etched dielectric. Its CVD Tungsten systems are used to deposit conductive contacts between transistors and interconnect; PVD systems are used to deposit conductive aluminum and copper metal layers by sputtering metal atoms from the surface of a target source; and Electrofil ECD systems are used to deposit copper to form the conductive wiring on integrated circuits using copper interconnects. The Industrial Applications Group segment offers industrial product range, including single and double-sided grinding, lapping, and polishing machines; double-sided machines, which operate in batch processing mode for flat surfaces; and inner and outer diameter surface grinders for cylindrical surfaces, creep feed grinders, through-feed grinders, and deburring systems. Novellus Systems sells its products primarily in Europe, the United States, Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and southeast Asia. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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Member Avatar H20jo52 (70.57) Submitted: 10/15/2010 10:10:37 AM : Outperform Start Price: $26.90 NVLS Score: -21.90

Low debt

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Member Avatar pantrax (38.84) Submitted: 1/1/2010 4:04:40 PM : Underperform Start Price: $23.45 NVLS Score: +7.04

This is the short end of a pair trade, with AMAT being the long end.

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Member Avatar tkobz (< 20) Submitted: 7/13/2008 5:22:51 PM : Outperform Start Price: $19.14 NVLS Score: +45.25

the whole semiconductor industry is down but usually picks up first when coming out of a recession . this company is trading 10% below its true value

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Member Avatar 65funsun (57.53) Submitted: 5/27/2008 11:14:16 AM : Outperform Start Price: $23.18 NVLS Score: +22.87

Poised for an increase

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Member Avatar uptownman68 (86.93) Submitted: 4/17/2007 2:34:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $32.27 NVLS Score: -19.41

Every other sector in our economy has had extended cycles during the current economic recovery and yet analysts are projecting semi equipment manufacturers to fall off a cliff. I find that highly unlikely given the growth we are seeing consumer electronics worldwide and the complexity of newer devices coming to the market. All this tells me that the cycle is going to be longer and stronger than analysts estimate and that the short recommendation by one analyst is going to have him and his clients in a house of pain.

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Member Avatar Ophelder (58.73) Submitted: 2/17/2007 9:10:05 AM : Underperform Start Price: $31.64 NVLS Score: +19.05

Vista victim

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Member Avatar LucklessWonder (41.22) Submitted: 2/1/2007 12:31:30 AM : Outperform Start Price: $31.02 NVLS Score: -17.94

Nice margin high tech business and a stock that's still way below its 5-year high.

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Member Avatar fuzzgig (< 20) Submitted: 12/13/2006 6:40:40 PM : Underperform Start Price: $32.42 NVLS Score: +25.95

Overvalued due to takeover speculation, which won't happen anytime soon.

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Member Avatar 8dot (< 20) Submitted: 11/10/2006 11:05:12 AM : Outperform Start Price: $28.96 NVLS Score: -15.25

NVLS looks like an acquisition target, strong balance sheet, strong cash flows.

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