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Do you take trading signals from smart money buying and selling trends? For a closer look at stocks currently rejected by smart money institutional investors, we ran a screen.

We began by screening the semiconductors industry for stocks that appear undervalued relative to earnings growth, with PEG below 1. Perhaps they appear undervalued for a reason...

We screened these names for those with bearish sentiment from institutional investors, with significant net institutional sales over the last quarter representing at least 5% of share float. This indicates that institutional investors such as hedge fund managers and mutual fund managers expect these names to underperform.

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Do you think these names will drop like the smart money expects? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX): Engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of interconnect products primarily in North America, Israel, Europe, and Asia. Market cap at $3.28B, most recent closing price at $78.85. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -3.2M shares, which represents about 8.79% of the company's float of 36.39M shares.

2. Spreadtrum Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:SPRD): Operates as a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops, and markets baseband processor and RF transceiver solutions for wireless communications and mobile television markets. Market cap at $795.91M, most recent closing price at $17.34. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -2.3M shares, which represents about 6.97% of the company's float of 33.00M shares.

3. Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:VLTR): Engages in the design, development, and marketing of analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors for the computing, storage, networking, and consumer markets. Market cap at $412.32M, most recent closing price at $16.46. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -3.2M shares, which represents about 13.09% of the company's float of 24.45M shares.

4. MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX): Designs and manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high-volume consumer applications. Market cap at $426.85M, most recent closing price at $11.87. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -1.8M shares, which represents about 10.2% of the company's float of 17.65M shares.

*Institutional data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 4 Undervalued Semiconductor Stocks Being Sold By Hedge Funds