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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. 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 $963.44M, most recent closing price at $20.99. PEG = 0.51. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -2.6M shares, which represents about 7.99% of the company's float of 32.56M shares.

2. Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML): Designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) products. Market cap at $2.86B, most recent closing price at $6.49. PEG = 0.44. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -22.2M shares, which represents about 5.27% of the company's float of 420.97M shares.

3. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Market cap at $116.92B, most recent closing price at $23.37. PEG = 0.92. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -254.5M shares, which represents about 5.09% of the company's float of 5.00B shares.

4. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL): Designs, develops, and markets analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing, and embedded and standalone ARM-based microprocessor integrated circuits. Market cap at $5.77B, most recent closing price at $10.34. PEG = 0.9. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -26.1M shares, which represents about 5.74% of the company's float of 454.46M shares.

5. CEVA Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA): CEVA, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in designing and licensing silicon intellectual property (SIP) for the handsets, portable multimedia, and consumer electronics markets. Market cap at $391.48M, most recent closing price at $17.33. PEG = 0.76. Net institutional sales in the current quarter at -2.1M shares, which represents about 9.4% of the company's float of 22.33M shares.

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

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