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Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) is scheduled to release last fiscal quarter's results after the closing bell on February 8, 2012. Let's take a look at how Atmel has done in recent quarters. Atmel Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) products. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. Atmel trades an average of 8.9 million shares per day and has a market cap of $4.7 Billion.

52 Week High: $16.80
52 Week Low: $7.36
Book Value: $2.62
Float Short: 2.88%

On average, 14 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.13 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.25. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $0.12 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.09 and $0.24 per share.

From a month ago, the stock has increased in price 16.76%, and moving in price -31.39% from one year ago.
With a double digit gain compared to stocks in general, the stock shares did very well as compared to the overall stock market so far this year. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year up to date change is 18.30%.

A mixed message with the stock price depending on the time frame and the chart reflects it. The faster 60 and 90 day moving averages have been recently broken and the 200 day is easily within one strong leg move higher.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $1.64 billion for 2010 vs. $1.22 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $423.08 million for 2010 vs. $-109.50 million for 2009.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising, with an EBIT year-over-year of $107.53 million for 2010 vs. $-124.63 million for 2009. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign, and what we want to see with our companies. Be sure to check the margins in the earnings release to make sure that the bottom line is keeping up with the top line.

The short interest is relatively low at 2.88%%. Be sure to look over the chart below with the short interest in both total shares shorted and number of days to cover short interest based on daily volume. This will give you an idea of the trend.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue:

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Here are the last few quarters, to get an idea how well it performed compared to estimates:

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Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for ATML:

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The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for ATML:

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ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on February 8, 2012. Below we can see the results of ON Semiconductor Corp. over the last few earnings periods. ON Semiconductor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of semiconductor components that addresses the design needs of electronic systems and products worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. ON Semiconductor Corp. trades an average of 8.6 million shares per day and has a market cap of $4 Billion.

52 Week High: $11.87
52 Week Low: $6.53
Book Value: $3.34
Float Short: 3.58%

On average, 18 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.18 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.24. The estimated mean earnings are $0.06 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.05 and $0.11 per share.

The stock has moved higher in price 13.11% in the last month, and changing from last year at this time -21.22%.
The stock has done very well as compared to the overall market. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 11.35%. ON has been on so far this year and is on track to cover up the losses from 2011. The stock recently broke through the 200 day moving average, and after a couple of tests is now making another leg higher. Even today the price made a small gap and go move, which I consider bullish in front of earnings.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $2.31 billion for 2010 vs. $1.77 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $290.50 million for 2010 vs. $61.00 million for 2009.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising ,with an EBIT year-over-year of $374.20 million for 2010 vs. $142.60 million for 2009. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign, and what we want to see with our companies. Be sure to check the margins in the earnings release to make sure that the bottom line is keeping up with the top line.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue:

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Here are the last few quarters to get an idea how well it performs compared to estimates:

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Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for ONNN:
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The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for ONNN:

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My third semiconductor for Wednesday's earnings release trades with much less volume than the first two, but is still very active.

TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT) is anticipated to report earnings after the closing bell on February 8, 2012.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. provides radio frequency (NYSE:RF) solutions and technology for communications, defense, and aerospace companies worldwide. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon. TriQuint Semiconductor trades an average of 4.3 million shares per day and has a market cap of $1 Billion.

52 Week High: $15.20
52 Week Low: $3.97
Book Value: $5.59
Float Short: 7.96%

On average, 6 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.07 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.11. A beat of $0.04 per share will top the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.03 and $0.05 per share.

In the last month, the stock has increased in price 31.11%, with a change from a year ago of -52.21%.
It is clear to see the stock is performing much better than the overall market ,with a relative double digit gain so far as we move into February. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 26.43%.

Revenue year-over-year has increased to $878.70 million for 2010 vs. $654.3 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $190.84 million for 2010 vs. $16.25 million for 2009.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising, with an EBIT year-over-year of $116.14 million for 2010 vs. $16.63 million for 2009. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign, and what we want to see with our companies. Be sure to check the margins in the earnings release to make sure that the bottom line is keeping up with the top line.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue:

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Here is the last few quarters to get an idea how well they perform compared to estimates:

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Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for TQNT:

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The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for TQNT:

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I use a proprietary blend of technical analysis, financial crowd behavior, and fundamentals in my short-term trades, and while not totally the same in longer swing trades to investments, the concepts used are similar. You may want to use this article as a starting point of your own research with your financial planner. I use Seeking Alpha, Edgar Online, and Yahoo Finance for most of my data. I use the confirmed symbols from earnings.com that I believe to be of the most interest.

Source: Earnings Preview: Atmel, ON Semi, TriQuint Report Results Wednesday