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Everything You Need to Know About the Great Semiconductor Shortage

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Ice storms, factory fires, maritime disasters and earthquakes—over the last few weeks the semiconductor industry has been hit with a near-Biblical series of disasters, causing widespread product delays and worsening geopolitical tensions between the US and China. 

The semiconductor shortage has caused shift cuts at a Ford auto plant in Kansas and a General Motors plant in Brazil, has boosted an eBay scalpers market on the PlayStation 5 and high-end graphics cards, and has forced Samsung to cancel the latest version of the Galaxy Note phone. 

“We’re waiting for the locusts story to break,” jokes Phil Amsrud, a semiconductor industry analyst with the research firm IHS Markit, who recently co-authored a report on how the shortage was affecting the automotive industry. 

Collapses along the semiconductor supply chain and a sudden surge in demand for retail goods are also fueling anxieties

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Why Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) Stock Might be a Great Pick

One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. ABG. This is because this security in the Automotive – Retail and Whole Sales space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Automotive – Retail and Whole Sales space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 2 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Asbury Automotive Group is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision

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Is Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) a Great Value Stock Right Now?

Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.

Considering these trends, value investing is clearly one of the most preferred ways to find strong stocks in any type of market. Value investors use fundamental analysis and traditional valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are being undervalued by the market at large.

Luckily, Zacks has developed its own Style Scores system in an effort to find stocks with specific traits. Value investors will be interested in the system’s “Value” category. Stocks with both “A” grades in the Value category and high Zacks Ranks are among the strongest value stocks on the market right now.

Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) is a stock many investors are watching right

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Watson’s first great American F1 comeback drive

Watson would, of course, go on to better this feat by winning from 22nd on the grid at Long Beach a year later, but claims it was this Motown race that had given him the supreme confidence of a true “street fighter”.

Alain Prost and his mechanics work on the Renault RE30B on the grid

Alain Prost and his mechanics work on the Renault RE30B on the grid Sutton Images

Sutton Images

Derek Daly and mechanics work on his Williams FW08

Derek Daly and mechanics work on his Williams FW08 David Phipps

David Phipps

Qualifying effectively became just a one-hour session on Saturday morning, with rain affecting the second period – although Alfa Romeo’s Andrea de Cesaris still managed to have a sizeable shunt. 

The track’s layout, which was anti-clockwise and featured a tunnel, turned out to be even slower than Monaco! Jackie Stewart, who was commentating for

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