Today's Research on Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, United Microelectronics, and Entegris

 Today's Research on Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, United Microelectronics,
                                 and Entegris

PR Newswire

LONDON, March 20, 2013

LONDON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The semiconductor industry faced significant challenges in 2012; however, the
outlook for the industry is much more optimistic in 2013. U.S. and China will
be the main growth drivers for the semiconductor industry in 2013. In terms of
products, growth is expected to be driven mainly by mobile computing.
Semiconductor companies such as Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT),
KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC), United Microelectronics Corp. (NYSE:
UMC) and Entegris Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG) will be looking to benefit from a
recovery in the global economy. Semiconductor stocks finished mixed in
Tuesday's session as market sentiment was weighed down by worries over the
Eurozone debt crisis. StockCall professionals have completed their technical
analysis on AMAT, KLAC, UMC, and ENTG and these free reports are accessible by
registering at

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Shares of Applied Materials Inc. struggled on Tuesday. The stock closed 0.69%
lower at $12.96 on above average volume of 18.03 million. The company's shares
have now fallen more than 5% in the last three sessions. Despite the recent
pullback, Applied Materials shares are still trading close to their 52-week
high of $13.99. The stock has gained more than 13% so far for the year even
though it has struggled in recent weeks. The company's shares are currently
struggling to break through $14 resistance level. The stock recently slipped
below $13.25 support level, which is a bearish signal. The bearish trend is
further confirmed by recent volume activity and the stock's MACD chart. Sign
up for the free technical research on AMAT at

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Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation edged lower in yesterday's trading session,
extending its losses from the previous trading sessions. The stock closed
0.73% lower at $51.35 on above average volume of 2.75 million. KLA-Tencor's
shares have fallen more than 6.50% in the last three sessions. The stock has
slipped below its 50-day moving average as a result of the recent sell-off.
The stock's MACD has also crossed below the zero-line. These are strong
bearish signals. The company's shares currently have support at around $51. Be
sure to read our latest technical research on KLAC by registering at

http://www.StockCall.com/KLAC032013.pdf

Shares of United Microelectronics Corp. fell sharply on Tuesday, closing 1.09%
lower at $1.82 on above average volume of 2.50 million. The stock has now
fallen more than 4.70% in the last three trading sessions. United
Microelectronics' shares are currently trading close to $1.80 support level.
The stock is trading well below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which
is a bearish signal. The negative trend is further confirmed by the MACD
chart. Year-to-date, the company's shares have now fallen more than 8.50%,
underperforming the S&P 500. Sign up and read the complimentary report on UMC
at

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Shares of Entegris Inc. edged higher yesterday; however, the gains were
limited. The stock ended the day 0.21% higher at $9.61 on above average volume
of 761,520. Entegris shares have fallen 5.6% in the last three sessions, which
suggests that market sentiment is bearish on the stock. This is confirmed by
the stock's MACD chart. The stock's MACD has just crossed below its signal
line. The stock has also slipped below its 50-day moving average. Shares of
ENTG have gained nearly 4.70% in the last three sessions. The free report on
ENTG can be downloaded by signing up now at

http://www.StockCall.com/ENTG032013.pdf

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