AMD - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
26.46
-0.95 (-3.47%)
As of 10:35AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close27.41
Open26.99
Bid26.33 x 2200
Ask26.34 x 900
Day's Range26.19 - 27.10
52 Week Range13.03 - 34.14
Volume24,112,835
Avg. Volume67,340,717
Market Cap28.619B
Beta (3Y Monthly)4.00
PE Ratio (TTM)106.26
EPS (TTM)0.25
Earnings DateJul 23, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend Date1995-04-27
1y Target Est29.41
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  • Huawei will stock up on semiconductors, expert predicts
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  • Can AMD Stock Rally to $30 Per Share?
    InvestorPlace22 hours ago

    Can AMD Stock Rally to $30 Per Share?

    Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) stock has been holding up pretty well lately. That's despite all of the trade-war talk that's infused quite a bit of volatility into the market. It's not that AMD stock has been immune by any means, but technically speaking, it's traded pretty well.Source: Matthew Rutledge via FlickrAMD stock was about flat on Friday, even after Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) reported its earnings. However, Nvidia, AMD, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and others were not exempt from pressure on Monday. The semiconductor space, including AMD stock, was under pressure on worries about an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors Before we get any further, let's look at a chart of AMD stock and see what's going on.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Trading AMD Stock As you can see, Advanced Micro Devices stock price topped out at $29.95 in early April. A few days later, it tried to advance beyond that level and failed. Since then, it's been falling in a downward channel. AMD stock tried to break out of channel resistance on Friday, but failed to do so.What is likely to happen to Advanced Micro Devices stock price going forward?The 50-day moving average continues to be support for AMD stock. This level (highlighted with purple arrows) has been both support and resistance over the last six months. I want to see if it continues to act as support. If it does and AMD stock price can break out over channel resistance, Advanced Micro Devices stock price could make a run at $30.If AMD stock price falls below the 50-day level, channel support will again be called in to save the stock. By then though, the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level near $26 may be tested once more. If AMD stock falls below that level, $25 is on the table. If selling pressure continues, we could see a test of the 200-day moving average, which is now near $23.75.I know this seems like a lot of levels, prices and moving averages. But the concept is actually quite simple. It comes down to how AMD stock does with the 50-day moving average. If that support holds, AMD stock price will test channel resistance. If the support doesn't hold, it will test channel support. If either level is broken, the stock's move could accelerate .Finally, it's worth pointing out that the MACD (depicted by the blue circle), which measures momentum, is beginning to swing in bulls' favor. Valuing Advanced Micro Devices StockThose who were bearish on AMD stock over the years used to point to two things: Its balance sheet and its net income. Essentially, Advanced Micro had too much debt and no profits.That's all changed, though, and those shifts are a big part of the reason for the rally of AMD stock price from single digits to about $27 in a relatively short period of time. Now that the rally has become sustainable, though, investors are buying and willing to hold AMD stock.Long-term debt sank 45% from year-end 2015 to year-end 2018, to $1.12 billion. Net income went from a loss of $33 million in fiscal 2017 to a profit of $337 million in fiscal 2018. Keep in mind that, in 2016, AMD lost almost $500 million.Last year, its earnings per share came in at 46 cents. For 2019, analysts, on average, expect AMD to generate EPS of 65 cents. In 2020, its EPS is expected to jump all the way to $1. So while the valuation of AMD used to be high, its valuation is quickly falling to more reasonable levels. It now trades at 41 times this year's average EPS estimate and about 26 times next year's consensus earnings estimate.While that may not be as low as Nvidia and Intel, AMD's top and bottom lines are expected to grow more quickly this year and next year than the other two companies. At the end of the day, there are reasons to like AMD stock for the long term, even if the industry is facing short-term headwinds.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long NVDA. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors * 4 Tech Stocks Looking Vulnerable * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Hot IPO Stocks? Compare Brokers The post Can AMD Stock Rally to $30 Per Share? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • 3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: Oracle, Lamb Weston Holdings and TJX Companies
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    3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: Oracle, Lamb Weston Holdings and TJX Companies

    The market may have popped on Tuesday, but it wasn't a terribly impressive move. The S&P 500's 0.85% gain still left it below some key technical lines, and the volume behind the gain was tepid.Source: Allan Ajifo via Wikimedia (Modified)Array Biopharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) was the big winner, gaining 23% following news that its colon cancer regimen met its endgoals in a late-stage trial. Among the more familiar, large and market-moving names though, the 2.5% gain Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) logged was less thrilling though more noteworthy. The partial alleviation of trade tensions, particularly surrounding tech, released the hold that had stymied most of these names on Monday.At the other end of the spectrum, retailer Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) was crushed, losing more than 12% of its value on the heels of lousy Q1 print that forced the company to dial back its full-year profit forecast … weakness that wasn't necessarily mirrored by other retailers.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Small-Cap Stocks That Look Like Bargains None of those names are compelling trade prospects as we head into the midpoint of the week, however. Rather, it's the stock charts of TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), Lamb Weston Holdings (NYSE:LW) and Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) that are worth the closest look. Here's that look. Oracle Corporation (ORCL)Oracle shares have dished out an impressive runup since late last year, and for the most part have sidestepped the recent market turbulence.Take a closer look at both stock charts, though, and it's clear that momentum is slowing. Indeed, it has stopped and it is teetering on a reversal back into a downtrend. One or two more rough days could put shares into a more pronounced selloff. Click to Enlarge * The most important line to watch now is the one that tags all the key lows going back early February. It's plotted in yellow on the daily chart. It's at $53.59 right now. * Although that floor is still intact, ORCL has already pulled below the purple 50-day moving average line a couple of different times. * Zooming out to the weekly chart of Oracle, all the key bearish clues are lining up. The RSI line only had to kiss the 70 level last month before starting to unwind, and we could see a bearish MACD cross before the end of the week. That latter event could spur some programmed selling. TJX Companies (TJX)In the middle of yesterday's trading session, TJX Companies shares looked like they were in real trouble. Already trending lower from a late-April peak, fresh pressure was being put on the white 200-day moving average line. Despite the earnings beat and raised outlook, traders saw matters through a bearish lens … right up until they didn't.By the end of the day, TJX shares were back in the black, having pushed up and off of the critical 200-day line. The big intraday swing backed by a clear volume surge suggesting a major turning of the tide. There's just one more hurdle for the bulls to clear, though it's a huge one. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors Click to Enlarge * The big hurdle in question is actually the combination of the blue 20-day moving average line at $53.88 as well as the purple 50-day moving average line at $53.57. * The scope of the swing itself is telling, indicating a sweeping change of heart, prompted by news. Such reversals tend to go somewhere. * Almost just as likely, though, is a breakdown. Should the bears decide to retest the 200-day line at $51.49 (and the gray 100-day moving average line right below it at $51.18) and it fails to hold as a floor, the bearish momentum in place since late April could pile-drive the stock following a failed reversal. Lamb Weston Holdings (LW)Finally, when we last looked at Lamb Weston Holdings a month ago, we cautioned that while it had not yet broken below a major support line, the undertow was alarmingly bearish. The selling volume was picking up the pace as well.It turned out to be a worthy worry, though only for a few days. While LW stock edged its way back higher, it met a familiar technical ceiling to end up breaking under any of what could have been technical floors. A new one has been made in the meantime, but it's not great, and also starting to crumble. Click to Enlarge * The newest technical floor is right around $65.17, plotted in blue on the daily chart. That's more or less where Lamb Weston has found support since the beginning of the month. * Although there's a floor in play now, both of the more meaningful support lines plotted in red and yellow on both stock charts have been snapped. * It's easy to overlook, but the purple 50-day moving average line is now below the white 200-day moving average … a so-called "death cross" that suggests more selling is ahead. * It's only readily evident on the weekly chart, but with the break under the yellow "neckline," Lamb Weston appears to have just completed a bearish head-and-shoulders setup.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors * 4 Tech Stocks Looking Vulnerable * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Hot IPO Stocks? Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: Oracle, Lamb Weston Holdings and TJX Companies appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • Why Nvidia Stock Will Retreat
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    Why Nvidia Stock Will Retreat

    It's all smiles for the owners of Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock right now following its better-than-expected earnings report. But if you have NVDA stock, don't get too comfortable.Source: Shutterstock For one thing, its earnings beat was largely driven by its gaming sales that were less bad than expected. That's good enough to salvage this quarter, but not necessarily anything beyond that. Macro concerns weigh heavily on the outlook of Nvidia stock going forward. And don't expect the recent revival of cryptocurrency prices to do much for NVDA stock either. Add it all up, and even with the earnings bump, Nvidia stock is still trending downwards. * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) The Earnings Beat Is Less Impressive Than You ThinkLooking at just the company's Q1 earnings per share, the owners of Nvidia stock could be forgiven for thinking NVDA had a great quarter. Its non-GAAP EPS of 88 cents smoked analysts' consensus outlook of 81 cents. Its revenues of $2.22 billion also came in slightly ahead of the consensus estimate. But the news gets worse for Nvidia stock once you take a closer look at the numbers.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor one thing, nearly all of the revenue beat was driven by the gaming division. Gaming revenues came in at $1.05 billion, far ahead of analysts' average estimate of $930 million. Moreover, its gaming sales jumped versus the previous quarter, ending a nasty serious of declines.The significantly better-than-expected results in gaming covered up some pretty lackluster numbers everywhere else, however. Sales of professional visualization products dropped from $305 million in Q3 of 2018 to $292 million last quarter. OEM and other products slumped again, dropping 15% year-over-year in Q1 against expectations for a far smaller decrease.In data-center chips, there are signs that Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) may be outpacing Nvidia. NVDA's data-center revenue came in at just $634 million for the quarter, down sharply from $679 million the previous quarter and almost $800 million two quarters ago. Not surprisingly, NVDA's data-center results fell well short of expectations.It seems that Nvidia's gaming results have taken a turn for the better. But that's hardly enough to leave Nvidia stock poised to do well for the rest of 2019, since its other important potential growth areas like data center can't seem to get back on track. NVDA's guidance for the current quarter wasn't anything special either, indicating its Q1 results may have been just a one-off fluke. Don't Count on Bitcoin to Save GamingIn the past, there was a significant correlation between the price of Bitcoin and NVDA stock. And given that NVDA's quarterly "gaming" revenues plummeted from $1.8 billion in early 2018 to half of that last quarter, clearly crypto miners had been generating much more demand for graphics cards than gamers.But don't expect the recent revival of Bitcoin prices to make a lasting difference for NVDA stock. This is due to a key concept called Bitcoin dominance. In the golden days of crypto, the market cap of all crypto coins topped $500 billion. It's barely back to $100 billion today. Bitcoin has come roaring back, but many of the alternative crypto coins remain in the dumps.That is critical for Nvidia stock, since few people use Nvidia or AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) cards to mine Bitcoin. Instead, they use more specialized products from other vendors. However, it is profitable to mine many of the alternative coins with NVDA cards. But if altcoins aren't surging in price, demand for Nvidia's cards will remain in check.As it is, Bitcoin's share of the overall crypto market has surged from just 33% in January 2018 to nearly double that recently. Meanwhile other alternatives, like Ethereum, which can be mined with Nvidia's tools, have become far less popular. Ethereum's share of the overall crypto market has now fallen to its lowest point since late 2017.Meanwhile, the third most popular coin, Ripple, is not mineable at all, negating any need for graphics cards. If the crypto community doesn't rally around more alternative coins, a further rise in Bitcoin's price is unlikely to do much for Nvidia stock. The Verdict on Nvidia StockOn its earnings conference call, NVDA noted that its outlook was weaker than it was when Q1 had started. That should hardly be a surprise. The trade war has escalated far more than most of us, myself included, had expected. NVDA has been caught in that crossfire.While the stock market has recovered recently, U.S.-China tensions are still simmering.. The Trump administration's recent decision to take aim at Huawei could lead to a further cooling in demand for American semiconductor products from China.When it comes to Nvidia stock, don't expect a potentially short-lived recovery in crypto prices to offset much bigger macro factors. NVDA is trying to adjust to life without a huge stream of crypto revenue. It still has to make much more progress in that area, as Q1's more than 30% revenue decline compared to the same quarter last year shows. And with weakness showing up in other areas like data center, NVDA still has a long ways to go before it regains its previous level of prosperity. For now, expect NVDA stock to keep trending lower.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned INTC stock. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) * 5 Great Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Today * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement Compare Brokers The post Why Nvidia Stock Will Retreat appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • After NVDA Stock Earnings, $200 Is Within Reach
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    After NVDA Stock Earnings, $200 Is Within Reach

    Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) reported earnings last night and investors loved them. NVDA stock spiked 7%… then faded back to red. This is more likely due to overall stock market malaise than Nvidia disappointment, however. We are still dealing with geopolitical headlines a major economic war between the U.S. and China.Source: via NvidiaAs of this writing, NVDA had turned green again, up about 1%.The NVDA options markets had priced in a +/- $12 move today and the after hour spike perfectly took the stock to the upper edge of that limit. The open interest in the options markets also suggested upside pressure with resistance this week at $173 and that was exactly where it faded. So the overnight action unfolded exactly as planned. Now the bulls need some follow through as the market shakes the overnight jitters off. And the geopolitical headlines need to cooperate.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs These last two days are quite the change from earlier this week when equities like NVDA were in free fall. Wall Street panicked from headlines that China retaliated against the new U.S. tariffs. Yet Thursday, NVDA stock closed slightly green ahead of the event.This small upside move was impressive since the Thursday open was scary for chip stocks. They all collapsed on headlines that the U.S. is acting against Huawei. So traders then extrapolated that all chip companies are vulnerable too. But this morning the sector is once again trying to find footing as Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) is helping with its positive reaction to their earnings.NVDA beat both earnings and sales. But more importantly, they raised guidance for the future. So they over-delivered and promised that they will do even better next time. This is reason to hold or start accumulating a position in Nvidia stock.NVIDIA used to be focused on graphics cards, but now they are set up to benefit from several of the hot topics for the next few decades. They have transformed into a dominant player in any tech that needs a brain. From computers on our desks or in our pockets, to ones that drive our cars.Last night's report shows that NVIDIA has returned to growth, and gaming and data centers are exciting areas of opportunities once more. Also Artificial Intelligence segments will accelerate as adoption of AI grows world wide. This is a budding trend that will dominate in the future. Every aspect of our technology will have AI built into it. Nvidia stock will surely benefit from this trend.Management also noted that the acquisition of Mellanox (NASDAQ:MLNX) will close by year end. So the noise from the assimilation will die down. They outbid Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) so they can create more runway in their own data center efforts. This will have incremental profits soon enough. The Bottom Line on Nvidia StockSo in summary, Nvidia stock is not a sell here. The management team has proven that they are still on top for their game. They are growing demand for gaming, cloud tech and AI. So they left nothing for the sellers to use as weapons.In addition, there is also the surprise revival of the Crypto-craze as Bitcoin rallied 100% in a month. In the past, NVDA and crypto moved in tandem, but Nvidia has outgrown this. Bitcoin is no longer part of the NVDA investment thesis so it's pure gravy. So it's not a threat to the rally since it's not a major peg that could break. * 6 Chinese Stocks That Could Pop On a Trade Deal The experts on Wall Street agree that Nvidia stock is a BUY. The average price target is close to $200 per share, which also shows that Wall Street believes that the upside opportunity outweighs the downside risks.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs Compare Brokers The post After NVDA Stock Earnings, $200 Is Within Reach appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • Can Nvidia Stock Hit $250 Before AMD Hits $40?
    InvestorPlace7 days ago

    Can Nvidia Stock Hit $250 Before AMD Hits $40?

    Anyone who bought Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock at the end of 2018 is probably saying, "heck yes" to my question in the headline. Up 22% so far this year through May 14, Nvidia stock will have risen 87% in 2019 if it reaches $250 by the end of the year. Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut as my colleague, Dana Blankenhorn, recently commented, that isn't going to happen, thanks to President Trump's insane tariff war with China."The best thing for investors to do is wait out the storm and buy when Trump finds another shiny object to hate and decides he needs the tech economy," Blankenhorn stated. "As I've said many times, trade wars are unhealthy for economies and other living things."Amen to that. * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week Nvidia stock has been a constant pain in my backside during the past two years, as I've banged the drum in support of it over arch rival Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD). Although NVDA has much healthier financial statements than AMD, NVDA stock has gotten crushed by its smaller competitor over the past 52 weeks. AMD stock has's gained 123% over the past year, compared to about 36% for Nvidia stock. My History With AMD StockLive by the sword, die by the sword. In October 2017, I suggested that Nvidia stock would hit $350 before AMD hit $25. At the time, NVDA was trading around $200 and climbing fast. Several months earlier, when NVDA stock was trading around $136, I predicted it would hit $200 before AMD hit $16. That prediction came to pass; AMD traded around $12 when NVDA broke through $200. However, as I've said many times, share price predictions are like the wind; they'll change direction if you wait long enough. Fast forward another 11 months to September 2018, and I'm eating my initial words. While Nvidia stock was struggling to get to $300, let alone $350, AMD blew past $25 in late August. Not wanting to admit defeat and confident that Nvidia's profitability would win the day, I upped the ante predicting NVDA stock would hit $500 by the end of 2020, before AMD would hit $45. I'm doing pitifully. On September 4, 2018, NVDA and AMD were trading at $272 and $27 respectively. As of today, Nvidia stock has lost about 40% of its market value since then, while AMD is flat. The moral of the story: Stock price predictions are futile. What the Future HoldsIf you haven't been paying attention, I have no idea what the future holds for NVDA stock. What I do know is that AMD has delivered for shareholders over the past year in a way that Nvidia investors could only wish for. That said, I'm a believer in companies with strong free cash flow generation, and NVDA fits the bill. In Nvidia's latest fiscal year it had free cash flow of $3.14 billion or 27% of its $11.7 billion of annual revenue, down three percentage points from its FCF as a percentage of revenue in 2018, but still an excellent number. By comparison, AMD's free cash flow in its latest fiscal year was -129 million or -2% of its $6.5 billion of total revenue. If the U.S., China spat turns into something more permanent, I know which stock I'd rather own. That's not to say that I don't have a lot of respect for AMD CEO Linda Su; she's done an excellent job turning the company into a bona fide leader in its field. It's just that free cash flow is a big part of how I evaluate stocks. It's nothing personal. Can Nvidia stock get to $250 before AMD hits $45?That's for you to decide. I'm out of the share price-prediction game.At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Sell Before They Tank Your Portfolio * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Low-Priced, High-Potential Tech Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post Can Nvidia Stock Hit $250 Before AMD Hits $40? appeared first on InvestorPlace.