International Rectifier (IRF -4.3%) is off after receiving a downgrade to Sell from Goldman's...

|About: International Rectifier Cor... (IRF)|By:, SA News Editor

International Rectifier (IRF -4.3%) is off after receiving a downgrade to Sell from Goldman's James Schneider, who expects shares to underperform during the first stages of a chip industry recovery. Pricing and margin pressure for discrete analog chips, high inventories, and sub-par execution are all cited. Meanwhile, fellow analog names Linear Tech (LLTC -2.9%) and Analog Devices (ADI -1.5%) are slightly underperforming after respectively catching downgrades to Sell and Neutral from Citi.