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Novellus Systems - Top Performing Semiconductor - Mid-Day Update

nvls New York, December 20th (TradersHuddle.com) - The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index is trading lower at $387.4, representing -0.53% from its previous close. The semiconductor index is having an overall mixed day with 13 index components trading higher.

Novellus Systems (NASDAQ:NVLS) is the top performer of the semis, trading at $31.8, which represents 32.2%. from the previous trading session. Shares of Novellus Systems, the equipment maker used for chips manufacturing have defined support at $41.80 and resistance at $47.32.

MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE:WFR) is also among the top performers, currently trading at $3.33 representing 1.83% from its previous close. MEMC Electronic Materials, the silicon wafers producer has calculated support and resistance levels at $2.15 and $3.30 respectively. The other top performer of the semis is (), which is trading at $24.9 representing 0.85% from the previous trading session.

The semis' worst performers include Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) that is trading at $8.56 or -1.72% from the previous close. Shares of Marvell, the maker of integrated circuits for communications-related markets have defined support at $8.15 and resistance at $8.96. Also among the worst performers is Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS), which is currently trading at $27.95 representing -1.48% from the previous trading session.

Today, the Semis are underperforming the broad market index S&P 500.



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