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Is Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) The Best AI Semiconductor Stock to Buy Now?

We recently published a list of 10 Biggest AI Stories and Ratings Updates You Should Not Miss This Week. Since Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) ranks 7th on the list, it deserves a deeper look.

The Federal Reserve now expects just one rate cut in this year, and the market’s reaction to this development has been calmer-than-expected, showing investors are now paying little to no attention to what the Fed does and instead have their eyes focused on AI, which continues to push the markets higher. Tech companies, small and large, are continuing to roll out AI-focused products and solutions, while funds are pouring billions into AI.  SoftBank has recently committed another $5 billion in AI investments for 5 companies ($1 billion each). A Wall Street Journal report cited SoftBank’s CFO, who said the bank’s chief Masayoshi Son was taking a “break from quarterly earnings meetings so he could focus on AI.”

In this backdrop it’s important to stay ahead of the curve and see what’s happening in the AI space.

In this article we will take a look at some of the biggest AI stock ratings updates and stories which can’t be missed. We focused on AI stocks that are popular among the smart money investors. Why are we interested in the stocks that hedge funds pile into? The reason is simple: our research has shown that we can outperform the market by imitating the top stock picks of the best hedge funds. Our quarterly newsletter’s strategy selects 14 small-cap and large-cap stocks every quarter and has returned 275% since May 2014, beating its benchmark by 150 percentage points (see more details here).

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is the Biggest AI Story and Rating Update You Should Not Miss This Week
Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is the Biggest AI Story and Rating Update You Should Not Miss This Week

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Micron Technology Inc (NASDA:MU)

Number of Hedge Fund Investors: 115

UBS recently maintained a Buy rating on Micron Technology Inc (NASDA:MU) and increased its price target on the stock to $155 from $125, citing its industry checks pointing to higher prices in the DRAM and NAND memory industry. UBS said that Micron Technology Inc’s (NASDA:MU) valuation could become attractive once its gross margin peaks in the fourth quarter of 2025 . UBS expects Micron Technology Inc’s (NASDA:MU) EPS in 2025 to come in at around $17.50.

During the fiscal second quarter, out of its four segments, three segments saw a 50% growth on a YoY basis. At the consolidated level, Micron Technology Inc (NASDA:MU) saw a 58% YoY revenue growth.  During fiscal Q3, Micron Technology Inc (NASDA:MU) expects revenue growth to increase to 76%.  Analysts believe Micron Technology Inc (NASDA:MU) is expected to keep growing faster amid a rising demand for its chips that power Cloud and AI servers. Micron HBM3E, one of Micron Technology Inc’s (NASDA:MU) most famous AI chips, has already sold out for 2024 and most of 2025.

According to data compiled by Yahoo Finance, Wall Street expects Micron Technology Inc’s (NASDA:MU) revenue growth to total 44% in 2025, while earnings growth is expected at 750% in the next year. The stock’s forward P/E ratio is 18, which is justified if Micron Technology Inc (NASDA:MU) is able to see sustained growth in the months to come.

Sequoia Fund stated the following regarding Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) in its fourth quarter 2023 investor letter:

“Exits last year included Netflix, Bank of America and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). As discussed in our Q2 shareholder letter, we exited Micron after the rationale for our investment was strained by rising geopolitical tensions, which have increased investment risks in the high-performance semiconductor industry. These risks are bearable, but we felt it prudent to reduce the portfolio’s exposure to them. We think both Bank of America and Micron were purchased at conservative prices given the facts at hand, but the facts changed and we moved on.”

Overall, Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) ranks 7th on Insider Monkey’s list titled 10 Biggest AI Stories and Ratings Updates You Should Not Miss This Week. While we acknowledge the potential of Micron, our conviction lies in the belief that AI stocks hold greater promise for delivering higher returns, and doing so within a shorter timeframe. If you are looking for an AI stock that is more promising than MU but that trades at less than 5 times its earnings, check out our report about the cheapest AI stock.

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Disclosure: None. This article is originally published at Insider Monkey.