| 2018-12-10 07:50:09|
SWKS, AAPL… 07:50 12/10 12/10/18
Skyworks downgraded to Sector Weight at KeyBanc on weakening smartphone demand
As previously reported, KeyBanc analyst Weston Twigg downgraded Skyworks (SWKS) to Sector Weight from Overweight given further weakening Apple (AAPL) iPhone demand trends, weaker than expected China smartphone demand, indications Qualcomm (QCOM) is finally gaining market share on RF360 amid transition to 5G in 2H19, and modest share lost in China smartphones to Qorvo (QRVO) this year as a result of RF Fusion phase 6 and signs of supply constraints at Skyworks. While the analyst believes Skyworks remains well positioned for 5G longer term and sees modest downside risk with the stock trading near trough valuation, Twigg struggles to see positive catalysts given the disappointing iPhone cycle and weakening demand environment for China smartphones.