Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) shares declined over 39% from the beginning of the year to $56.73 in trade on July 5. Despite record sales, the report released last week did not boost the stock market. The prediction was the cause. Is there a chance for the MU stock to recover?
Micron Technology Inc. (MU) reported record sales of $8.64 billion in the fiscal quarter that ended June 2, 2022, up about $1 billion from the previous year. However, the corporation claimed a decrease in demand as well as actions to mitigate the danger of overproduction.
Micron Technology Inc. (MU) was compelled to cut its revenue and profit projection for the current fiscal year due to a drop in demand. This was the cause of the drop in quotations: MU shares have historically fallen sooner, “without waiting” for a report showing a decline in financial performance.
Investors are looking ahead, and the global economy and consumer activity growth is likely to decelerate. Demand for Micron Technology Inc. (MU) semiconductors for smartphones and PCs, which account for half of the company’s sales, is already declining.
At the same time, it is important to remember that Micron’s business is cyclical: periods of increased demand are followed by periods of decreased supply and lowering memory chip prices. Investors strive to acquire MU shares at the start of the boom cycle and sell them before the downturn cycle begins.
The most recent episode of fall occurred in 2018-2019 when the price of memory chips plummeted and MU shares reached new lows. If that scenario occurs again, the market will bottom out in late summer to early fall 2022. However, Micron Technology Inc. (MU) currently has more long-term contracts with three-year set rates. This may lessen the volatility of MU stock.
Long-term investors in Micron Technology Inc. (MU) face the greatest risk of losing Micron’s technical leadership. The corporation is the world’s largest producer of DRAM memory. However, chip properties have been steadily improving for many years, and there is already an unmet need for next-generation processors that can combine long-term data storage with fast speed.