RBC's Doug Freedman has downgraded
the chip sector to Market Weight from Overweight, citing inventory issues, poor PC and telecom equipment demand, and a softening Chinese market. "The current cycle is unique in that semis have contracted three quarters only to exhibit one-quarter of recovery," says Freedman. INTC
, and NVDA
are receiving downgrades, though BRCM
is getting an upgrade on expectations of rising chip content within the platforms
it's a supplier for.