Freescale Semiconductor Ltd (NYSE: FSL)

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. provides embedded processing solutions for automotive, networking, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s embedded processor products comprise microcontrollers, such as ultra low power, low end 8-bit products to higher performance 16-bit, and 32-bit products with on-board flash memory, which provide the digital logic or intelligence for electronic applications; single-and multi-core microprocessors; and applications processors with embedded memory, and special purpose hardware and software for multimedia applications. It also offers wireless connectivity products for low power wireless communications functionality; communications processors that perform tasks related to control and management of digital data, and network interfaces; and radio frequency devices, such as power transistors, amplifiers, receivers, and tuners. In addition, the company provides analog and mixed-signal products, such as power management devices, system-based chips, battery and motor control devices, CAN/LIN network transceivers, and radar and signal conditioners; sensors comprising pressure, inertial, magnetic, proximity, and gyroscopic sensors, which act as an interface between an embedded system and external environment; and cellular products.

To review Madden’s stock, please take a look at the 1-year chart of FSL (Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.) below with my added notations:

1-year chart of FSL (Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.)

After hitting $16 as resistance (maroon) twice back in February and March, FSL fell all the way down to $12. Since that time though, the stock has worked its way back up and broken through its $16 resistance, which was also a new 52-week high. A pull back to that $16 level could provide a nice long entry on the stock.

The Tale of the Tape: FSL broke out to a new 52-week high and now seems to be pulling back. A long trade could be made at $16 with a stop placed below that level. A break below $16 would negate the forecast for a continued move higher.

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