On Thursday, Skyworks Solutions (NasdaqGS: SWKS), one of this year’s best chip stocks, reports. The company is 2.2% of SOXX’s weight. Earlier Tuesday, Oppenheimer said Skyworks is likely to provide fourth-quarter guidance that exceeds estimates and that the company is gaining traction as a supplier to Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL). The shares have surged 73.2%, helping SOXX and some other chip ETFs along the way. [Surprising Leader Among Tech ETFs]
As for possible signs from the world of leveraged ETFs as to what to expect from semiconductor earnings, the Direxion Daily Semiconductors Bull 3x Shares (NYSEArca: SOXL) has seen positive creation activity over the past month, but only modestly more than what has been seen in the Direxion Daily Semiconductors Bear 3x Shares (NYSEArca: SOXS), according to Direxion data. Those ETFs attempt to deliver three times the daily performance or inverse performance of the HLX Semiconductor Sector Index, which is the underlying index for SOXX.
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