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What: Shares of power-control chip designer Monolithic Power Systems
So what: Monolithic thoroughly shocked the Street with $0.13 of non-GAAP earnings per share on $44.5 million in sales. Monolithic shares have come back from a deep trough in March to set new six-month highs.
Now what: Monolithic Power Systems is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're gonna get. This quarter and the last were both terrific surprises worthy of investor optimism, but the company had nothing good to say two quarters ago. If you're losing sleep over these mood swings, you might be better off investing in direct rival and industry giant Texas Instruments
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