Cree's (CREE +20.2%) big FQ2 beat and strong FQ3 guidance is fueling a rally in LED stocks....

|By:, SA News Editor

Cree's (CREE +20.2%) big FQ2 beat and strong FQ3 guidance is fueling a rally in LED stocks. SemiLEDs (LEDS +31.7%) is the biggest winner, but Aixtron (AIXG +7.9%), Veeco (VECO +4.6%), and (to a lesser extent) Rubicon (RBCN +1.3%) are also up. Piper has belatedly launched coverage on Cree with an Overweight, and Needham declares the report a validation of the company's vertical integration strategy. Cree noted on its earnings call LED pricing remains tough, but also forecast strong growth for its higher-margin SC3 products.