Shares of semiconductor makers rose Tuesday on a report that said the U.S. was planning new restrictions on exporting cutting-edge semiconductors to China, stepping up efforts to prevent the second-largest economy from manufacturing the latest circuitry.
(ticker: NVDA) climbed 3%,
(AVGO) was up 1.8%,
Advanced Micro Devices
) advanced 2.7%, and
(INTC) rose 2.2%. The new export curbs would potentially limit competition from abroad for these firms, but may also hit sales.