Tower Gains Most in 4 Months on Second-Quarter Sales Outlook

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (TSEM) climbed the most in four months after the maker of customized chips forecast second-quarter revenue will probably exceed analysts’ estimates.

The shares jumped 7.4 percent, the most since Feb. 13, to 3.77 shekels at the 4:30 p.m. close in Tel Aviv. The stock has declined 24 percent this year, giving the Migdal Haemek, Israel- based company a market value of 1.2 billion shekels ($351 million).

Revenue will range from $136 million to $142 million in the second quarter, Tower said today in a Business Wire statement. The average estimate of two analysts surveyed by Bloomberg was for sales of $130.5 million.

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