Semiconductor Specialized Stocks: SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY), Vimicro International (NASDAQ:VIMC), CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA), Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM)

Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ:SCTY) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a report issued on Thursday, reports. They currently have $75.00 target price on the stock. SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ:SCTY) stock performance was 1.09% in last session and finished the day at $56.72. Traded volume was 4.91million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 5.11million shares. SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ:SCTY) insider ownership is 1.70%.

Vimicro International Corporation (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIMC) had broken out. It popped through the falling wedge, up 89 cents, or 22%, on 1.4 million shares. That’s the second best volume all year. It may extend up toward the 6 range. Vimicro International Corporation (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIMC) dropped -1.27 percent to $3.10 Thursday on volume of 116,210.00million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $3.02 to $3.28. Vimicro International Corporation (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIMC) has a market capitalization of $89.15million.

The Chinese government recently introduced a new policy of massive financial encouragement for local production and very broad R&D in semiconductors. Among the Israeli companies, CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) was the first to bag a significant agreement, with major Chinese semiconductor manufacturer SMIC, reported this month. CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA)’s stock on Apr 17, 2014 reported a increase of 0.35% to the closing price of $17.40. Its fifty two weeks range is $13.49-$21.10. The total market capitalization recorded $365.95million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 52.626.00million shares. In its share capital, CEVA has 21.03million outstanding shares.

Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ:SIGM) was downgraded by Zacks from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, Stock Ratings reports. They currently have a $4.00 target price on the stock. Zacks‘s target price would suggest a potential downside of 3.15% from the stock’s previous close. On Thursday, shares of Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ:SIGM) advanced 0.73% to close the day at $4.16. Company return on investment (ROI) is -64.30% and its monthly performance is recorded as -20.00%. Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ:SIGM) quarterly revenue growth is -19.54%.