Chip giants including Intel (INTC), AMD (AMD), KLA Corp. (KLAC), and Nvidia (NVDA) trended lower in pre-market trading on Friday as Intel’s disappointing Q4 earnings and dismal outlook dragged down the other chip stocks.
KLAC reported better-than-expected fiscal Q2 results with revenues of $2.98 billion, an increase of 26.8% year-over-year and surpassing analysts’ estimates by $150 million. Adjusted earnings came in at $7.38 per share surpassing Street expectations of $7.10.
AMD is expected to announce its calendar Q4 earnings next week while NVDA is anticipated to announce its earnings on February 22.
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The iShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) has lost more than 7% in the past year.