AMD is expected to because the 2nd half of 2012 short selllers pounded AMD down about 70%. AMD has rallied over 40% in the past few weeks as 150 million short shares cover. 24% of the shares wre short.
Last time AMD was pound down to 42 was in January 2009 and by the end of 2009 AMD rallied over $9.
If MSFT rises 50 cents, you gain just 2%.
If AMD rises 50 cents, you gain 25%.