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Market Intelligence Center  8 hrs ago  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL). Look at the Mar. '15 $21.00 covered call for a net debit in the $20.06 area. This trade has a...
Market Intelligence Center  Dec 12  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL). Look at the Mar. '15 $22.00 covered call for a net debit in the $20.86 area. This trade has a...
TheStreet.com  Dec 5  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Freescale Semiconductor were gaining 5.6% to $24.74 Friday after Evercore upgraded its rating for the broad line chipmaker. Evercore upgraded Freescale Semiconductor to "buy" from "hold," saying it expects the...
Benzinga  Dec 5  Comment 
Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded The Valspar (NYSE: VAL) from Neutral to Overweight. The price target for Valspar has been raised from $83 to $91. Valspar's shares closed at $84.13 yesterday. Analysts at Bank of America upgraded Yahoo! (NASDAQ:...
Benzinga  Dec 5  Comment 
Analysts at Evercore ISI upgraded Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) from Hold to Buy. Freescale Semiconductor shares have surged 57.99% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 14.78% in the same period. Freescale...
TheStreet.com  Dec 2  Comment 
Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.  TheStreet Ratings quantitative algorithm...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 28  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center found a trading opportunity with FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) that should provide a 6.60% return in just 112 days. Sell one...
Benzinga  Nov 10  Comment 
Below are the top mid-cap semiconductor-broad line stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of return on investment. The trailing-twelve-month return on investment at Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is 14.50%. Freescale Semiconductor's...
Automotive World  Oct 23  Comment 
Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended October 3, 2014. Highlights include: GAAP Results Non-GAAP Results* Gross margin of 46.3% Net sales of $1.21 billion Earnings per share...




 
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Freescale Semiconductor, Inc (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing semiconductors and solutions, where an embedded process includes the combination of embedded processors, semiconductors and software. Often times, the embedded processor products include microcontrollers, single- and multi-core microprocessors, applications processors and digital signal processors used in the automotive, networking, industrial and consumer markets. The company is poised for rapid growth in the Brazil, Russia, India and China - BRIC countries based on a long history of partnerships in the region. [1]

The electronics industry is well positioned to continue sustained growth with the strong future demand for electronics that require embedded preprocessor technology. Devices that require this technology can be found in all facets of future electronic applications including various hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless networking infrastructure and smart phone, automotive safety, smart grid, portable medical devices, and even consumer appliances. The International Data Corporation (“IDC”), estimates the growth for these micro processors to increase by a compounded 8% annual growth rate in the upcoming years, reflecting the growth for electronic content in industrial, automotive, medical, communications and consumer businesses. [2]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on May 25, 2011. The company offered 43.5M shares each for $18, which was at the low end of the $22-$24 price range. The offering raised a total of $783M. The lead managers of the IPO were Citigroup (C) and Deutsche Bank AG (DB). [3]

During the full year 2010, the company reported a total revenue of $4.46B and incurred a net loss of $1.053B.[4]

  1. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-4
  2. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-6
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Freescale Semiconductor prices IPO at $18, below the range" 25 May 2011
  4. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Financial Information" pg 9



Freescale bought SigmaTel for $110 million in February 2008. [5]




References

  1. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-4
  2. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-6
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Freescale Semiconductor prices IPO at $18, below the range" 25 May 2011
  4. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Financial Information" pg 9
  5. Freescale
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