Why Amkor Technology, Inc. Stock Jumped

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What happened

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Shares of Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, jumped as much as 16.5% on Tuesday following the company's third-quarter earnings report. At the time of this writing, the stock is up 10.3%.

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So what

Bullish investor sentiment toward the stock on Tuesday is likely driven by Amkor's better-than-expected revenue and earnings per share. Third-quarter revenue and EPS were $1.09 billion and $0.25, respectively, beating analyst expectations and coming in at the high end of management's guidance. On average, analysts were expecting revenue and EPS of $1.06 billion and $0.21, respectively.

Management attributed the solid quarter to "notable strength in smartphones across multiple tiers." Furthermore, the company said sales in automotive, Greater China, and advanced SiP all increased sequentially.

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Now what

CEO Steve Kelley was notably upbeat about Q4, saying "demand is solid in nearly all end markets."

Amkor's guidance for fourth-quarter revenue in the range of $990 million to $1.07 billion and net income of $46 million to $82 million would bring full-year net sales and EPS to about $3.9 billion and $0.55, up from $2.9 billion and $0.22 in 2015.

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