For buyers in Micron Technology (MU), 2018 was primarily a story of two halves, with the bullish sentiment initially skilled within the first half of the year finally negated and overcome by a wave of uncertainty and drawback volatility. On this piece, I’ll talk about the causes behind the drop in MU since its peak in late Could, why the corporate’s prospects may enhance within the second half of 2019 and a few of the dangers in investing in Micron’s inventory. I may even look at MU from a technical perspective, and level out how the divergence between the inventory’s fundamentals and technicals might imply that the worst is probably going over.
On account of how cyclical and commoditized the reminiscence chip enterprise is, Micron’s inventory actions are primarily tied to components like whether or not worth factors for DRAM and NAND are raising or lowering, provide and demand Micron’s chips, and the perceived course of the reminiscence chip trade. For the previous few quarters, none of those elements have gone in Micron’s favor, and the corporate has changed into a sufferer of weakening reminiscence chip costs in addition to a weak point within the broader expertise sector.