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Semiconductor stocks, led by Nvidia, were on fire Tuesday. Here’s the breakdown

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By Philip van Doorn

Most boats were lifted in the stock market on Dec. 7, as investors apparently got over their fears of the latest coronavirus variant.

Semiconductor stocks led the way, with gains far outpacing the broader market.

Read: U.S. stock indexes rise Tuesday as omicron fears subside

The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.08% rose 492 points, or 1.4%, to 35,719, while the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.25% added 2.1% with 90% of stocks posting gains. The tech-weighted Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.95% soared 3%.

The PHLX Semiconductor Index /zigman2/quotes/210598361/realtime SOX -0.72% topped them all, with a 5% gain and closed with a 43% increase for 2021 after hitting a new record earlier in the session. The benchmark index for chipmakers is tracked by the iShares Semiconductor ETF /zigman2/quotes/209255350/composite SOXX -0.64% .

Here’s how all 30 stocks in the SOXX portfolio performed on Dec. 7, with Nvidia Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA +2.84% leading the way:

Company Ticker Price change – Dec. 7, 2021 Price change – 2021 Decline from 52-week high Date of 52-week high
Nvidia Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA 8.0% 148.4% -6.4% 11/22/2021
Marvell Technology Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200053236/composite MRVL 7.1% 92.5% -1.0% 12/07/2021
ASML Holding N.V ADR. /zigman2/quotes/210293876/composite ASML 6.6% 65.3% -10.0% 09/14/2021
Wolfspeed Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204547734/composite WOLF 6.5% 16.5% -13.3% 11/15/2021
NXP Semiconductors N.V. /zigman2/quotes/202999625/composite NXPI 6.5% 50.2% -0.4% 12/07/2021
Applied Materials Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209393259/composite AMAT 6.5% 81.8% -1.3% 11/16/2021
Microchip Technology Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208326291/composite MCHP 5.9% 28.7% -0.1% 12/07/2021
ASE Technology Holding Co. ADR /zigman2/quotes/205693818/composite ASX 5.9% 38.7% -15.8% 08/05/2021
Lam Research Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208077897/composite LRCX 5.8% 49.5% -0.8% 12/01/2021
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204117531/composite LSCC 5.8% 73.3% -7.1% 11/22/2021
Qorvo Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209919828/composite QRVO 5.7% -2.9% -19.9% 04/29/2021
ON Semiconductor Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202641012/composite ON 5.7% 100.0% -2.0% 12/07/2021
Monolithic Power Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204177258/composite MPWR 5.6% 47.1% -7.1% 11/22/2021
Entegris Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200628784/composite ENTG 5.4% 59.4% -3.0% 11/22/2021
KLA Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209248041/composite KLAC 4.9% 61.9% -2.1% 12/01/2021
Xilinx Inc. 4.9% 57.9% -6.7% 11/30/2021
MKS Instruments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208573663/composite MKSI 4.8% 8.4% -18.2% 04/05/2021
Qualcomm Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206679220/composite QCOM 4.7% 20.6% -2.7% 11/22/2021
Broadcom Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200646538/composite AVGO 4.5% 34.8% -0.5% 12/07/2021
Teradyne Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208321188/composite TER 4.3% 32.7% -0.5% 12/07/2021
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208144392/composite AMD 4.2% 57.9% -11.9% 11/30/2021
United Microelectronics Corp. ADR /zigman2/quotes/207234499/composite UMC 4.2% 48.8% -1.1% 12/01/2021
STMicroelectronics N.V. ADR /zigman2/quotes/207734906/composite STM 4.1% 35.0% -3.9% 11/22/2021
Micron Technology Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205710729/composite MU 4.1% 14.2% -11.5% 04/12/2021
Universal Display Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204221853/composite OLED 4.0% -31.9% -40.4% 01/20/2021
Skyworks Solutions Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201417573/composite SWKS 3.2% 2.9% -22.9% 04/29/2021
Intel Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC 3.1% 5.5% -23.2% 04/12/2021
Analog Devices Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201631938/composite ADI 3.1% 26.3% -2.8% 11/22/2021
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. ADR /zigman2/quotes/204359850/composite TSM 2.7% 12.2% -14.0% 02/16/2021
Texas Instruments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202237907/composite TXN 2.3% 21.3% -1.6% 10/25/2021
Source: FactSet

Nvidia’s stock has risen 148% in 2021, for the best performance among the SOXX 30.

Click on the tickers for more about each company. Click  here  for Tomi Kilgore’s detailed guide to the wealth of information for free on the MarketWatch quote page.

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