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Why did Cirrus Logic stock go up today? Strong Q3, outlook spurs hope

  • Cirrus Logic CRUS shares gained nearly 8% on Friday after the semiconductor company reported strong third-quarter results and issued an outlook for its fiscal fourth-quarter that topped expectations.
  • For the period ending December 24, 2022, Cirrus Logic earned an adjusted $2.40 per share on $590.6M in revenue, topping estimates of $1.99 per share and $543.55M in revenue.
  • Looking ahead to the fourth-quarter, Cirrus Logic CRUS expects revenue to be between $340M and $400M, with gross margins between 49% and 51%.
  • Several investment firms praised the results, including Needham, which said the results showed "significant" upside in the company and continued strong execution in its business.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets said Cirrus Logic CRUS is likely to benefit from "incremental" content gains in Apple's AAPL iPhone 15. Cirrus Logic CRUS gets roughly 80% of its revenue from Apple AAPL.
  • Earlier this week, Bank of America said it was fading the "trading bounce" on Cirrus Logic CRUS and other smartphone vendors.