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(Bloomberg) -- Huawei Technologies Co.’s revenue jumped 24% in 2019’s first nine months, defying Trump administration sanctions to sustain growth in its pivotal smartphone business.China’s largest technology company reported revenue of 610.8 billion yuan ($86.1 billion) in the January to September period. Global smartphone shipments jumped 26% in the first three quarters to over 185 million units, helping safeguard its position as the world’s second largest name in mobile devices.China’s largest technology company managed to grow revenue despite curbs on the export of crucial American software and components, which executives had warned for months would severely crimp both its networking and smartphone businesses. Huawei has said it expects U.S. export restrictions to reduce annual revenue at its consumer devices business by about $10 billion, in part because Google can no longer supply Android updates and apps from Gmail to Maps for the Chinese company’s newest handsets.The company’s reported results -- which were unaudited -- suggest that those restrictions have yet to severely impair the business. Huawei, accused by Donald Trump’s administration of aiding Beijing in spying while spearheading China’s tech-superpower ambitions, is trying to claw back business and shore up trust in its products.Billionaire founder Ren Zhengfei has warned his tech empire faces a “live or die moment,” and mobilized thousands of staff to work around the clock devising alternatives to American technology. Some American giants, including Intel Corp. and Micron Technologies Inc., have said they’re found ways to resume supplying Huawei, a major boost for the Chinese company.Huawei Sales Growth Slumps as U.S. Sanctions Start to BiteIts phone shipments in 2019 suggest its lead in the Chinese market, the world’s largest, is offsetting weak sales abroad. Huawei shipped more than 206 million smartphones in 2018, according to research firm IDC. The company is betting on its home turf and upcoming holiday season to drive its smartphone sales for the rest of the year. It aims to take half of the smartphone market in China, Bloomberg News reported earlier.There are signs also that U.S. efforts to block Huawei from the development of 5G technology are flagging: Huawei said Wednesday it has signed more than 60 5G commercial contracts to date worldwide. A senior executive in India for the company said the government there had given “no negative feedback” on Huawei, while in Germany, one of the biggest European markets, the Merkel administration said Huawei’s equipment will not be excluded in future 5G procurement. Huawei’s biggest bet, however, remains in China, where state-owned carriers are ready to build their own 5G networks.It remains unclear whether prolonged sanctions will eventually rob Huawei of growth, something Ren himself has warned may happen. Huawei remains at the heart of U.S. tensions with China, a symbol of the Asian country’s rising technological might.Critics charge that intellectual property theft from the likes of Cisco Systems Inc. and Motorola Solutions Inc. helped Huawei vault into the upper echelons of telecommunications providers, though Ren and his executives credit years of investment and research. The wireless giant is now accelerating spending on artificial intelligence chips and mobile software. It’s mobilizing its employees to source or develop alternatives to American circuitry and software to keep its edge in smartphones and next-generation 5G wireless technology.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Gao Yuan in Beijing at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Peter Elstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org, Colum Murphy, Edwin ChanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The company came under scrutiny as part of a program to ensure federal contractors are not discriminating against protected employees.
The Labor Department says it has reached a $5 million settlement with chip maker Intel Corp. over allegations of pay discrimination against its female, African American and Hispanic employees.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is universally adopted, we’re seeing increased use of Net Promoter Scores in B2B sales and the opportunities for analytics are seemingly endless. Social networking has also had an impact on the industry. In addition to Social Selling, via LinkedIn and Twitter for example, social networks give everyone a voice and make information more accessible.
Chipmaker Intel Corp. is buying a software business from Canadian IT service provider Pivot Technology Solutions in a bid to boost its own 5G offerings. Intel is paying $27 million for Pivot’s Smart Edge software. Under the deal, 25 employees, including Smart Edge’s CEO Bob Pike, will join Intel.
Shares of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) have been struggling since disappointing investors in April. However, INTC stock has been clawing its way higher -- albeit in a slow but sure manner.Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com That brings us to a key question: Is now the time to get long INTC or should investors take a pass? The charts are setting up for a potential breakout as we head into the fourth-quarter earnings season. But even more so than Intel stock's individual setup, the semiconductor space is starting to trade much better too. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsLet's start with the charts. Trading INTC StockGlancing up at the daily chart above and a few things are immediately evident. First, the gap-down action from April left a gaping hole between $52 and $57. Next, shares continue to put in a series of higher lows, a bullish technical signal highlighted by the blue line and purple arrows on the chart. Finally, resistance comes into play near $53. INTC stock is holding up over all of its major moving averages as well. * 10 Hot Stocks Staging Huge Reversals Those are the more obvious takeaways. But upon further inspection, we notice a few more nuances. As shares continue to trend higher and get rejected by resistance, INTC is setting up in what's known as an ascending triangle. That's a bullish technical pattern that has traders looking for a breakout higher. Further, you'll notice that $53 resistance also happens to be the 61.8% retracement. Based on these observations, we're looking for one of two things: A breakout over $53, or a breakdown below trend or below the recent low. A breakout over $53 and the 61.8% retracement could send INTC stock up to the 78.6% retracement near $56. Above that and the gap-fill up to $57 could be in the cards, with the current high at $59 being the next upside target. On a pullback, it would be discouraging to see the 50-day and 200-day moving averages at $49.37 and $49.07, respectively, fail to support Intel stock. Below the recent low of $48.53 and uptrend support near $47 is on the table. Valuing Intel StockUnlike the bullish-looking charts, Intel does not have a very attractive growth profile. In fact, management's multi-year outlook in May is what hit the stock so hard to begin with. As such, analysts expect revenue to fall 2.1% this year to $69.37 billion. It leaves INTC stock trading at 3.3 times this year's revenue. In 2020, estimates call for growth of 2.3%. Ultimately, estimates for 2020 are barely above Intel's 2018 sales figure ($70.9 billion vs. $70.85 billion). On the earnings front, estimates call for a 4.3% decline this year to $4.39 per share, before a rebound of just 1.4% in 2020. Based on this year's estimates, Intel stock trades at less than 12 times earnings. That's attractive to many investors, as is its dividend yield of 2.5%. That said, Intel's growth is somewhat dismal given that the economy is doing well and technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. While some of its competition is getting hit harder on growth this year, estimates call for a much more dramatic rebound next year. As it stands, Intel is looking at almost flat growth over a multi-year period. Bottom LineChasing Intel stock is tough here. Semis are making a potential comeback and that's good for INTC stock. But there are other more attractive players in the space. Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has far better growth prospects for calendar year 2020, while Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) has superior revenue and earnings growth compared to both stocks. Admittedly, Intel stock has the best dividend and lowest valuation, but investors have seen a lot of volatility despite those attributes. Over $53 and INTC is attractive to me on the long side. But as it stands, AMD and NVDA are more enticing. 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 * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Hot Stocks Staging Huge Reversals * 7 Under-The-Radar Growth Stocks That Could Benefit New Investors * 5 Excellent High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy The post Do the Charts Point to a Breakout for Intel Stock?Â appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Intel Corp has agreed to purchase a software business from Toronto-based Pivot Technology Solutions Inc for $27 million, the U.S. chipmaker said on Tuesday. Intel said it would buy Smart Edge, a software that helps split up data and store it closer to users to make computing devices respond faster. The software is designed to run on Intel's chips, which are best known as the heart of most personal computers but which the company is aiming to sell into equipment for 5G, the next generation of wireless data networks that is being rolled out starting this year.
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has continued to struggle as competitors it once dominated continue to build competitive leads on the venerable chip company. It seemed to lose its way as it struggled for direction following the decline in the PC. Still, like these peers in previous years, a coming shift in technology may return Intel, and by extension, INTC stock, back to prominence.Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Intel's latest attempt to make a comeback revolves around an effort to get back into graphics processing units (GPUs). The company had conceded this segment of the market to Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) after dabbling in the graphics card market 20 years ago. However, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other tech innovations have significantly increased the importance of GPUs.Consequently, Intel has also announced that it will introduce its Xe graphics card in 2020. The tech firm has also begun to phase out its partnership with Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) on the Kaby Lake-G mobile CPUs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Intel Stock Lacks a CatalystWhether this will become a catalyst for INTC remains unclear. Other PC-era stocks, such as Nvidia, AMD, and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) successfully redefined themselves. However, INTC remains out of favor with investors. * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now While its closest peers have attracted premium price-earnings ratios in recent years, INTC stock trades at a forward PE ratio of 11.7. This happened for understandable reasons. The company allowed itself to fall behind AMD in the CPU market. Moreover, scandals in the C-suite, as well as mixed successes in moving beyond the PC market, have placed further pressure on Intel stock.It has now traded in a range for almost two years. INTC stock sells close to the high end of its range now. Still, with earnings projected to fall by 4.1% this year and grow by only 1.1% in fiscal 2020, Intel seems to lack a catalyst. From this point of view, INTC appears fairly valued. Investors Should Consider the FutureHowever, the price also implies that the company has rested on its laurels. The company's initiatives seem to indicate otherwise. Some of my colleagues also make a great point about the long-term case for INTC.Ian Bezek says, "it is doing better than you probably realize." Todd Shriber calls the profit potential "considerable" if Intel can boost its AI presence. If the company can capitalize on this potential, they think Intel stock will move much higher, and I agree.The move into GPUs may or may not succeed. However, the company still has an ace in the hole -- 5G. I stated in my previous article that "network cloudification could again bring servers powered by Intel chips to the forefront."Smartphone manufacturers have begun to make devices with Qualcomm's (NASDAQ:QCOM) 5G-compatible chips. This means the switch to 5G is now in its early stages. Once consumers and businesses begin to see the benefits of 5G first-hand, the benefits could finally accrue to INTC itself. Intel's self-driving vehicle unit Mobileye stands as one of these likely beneficiaries.Analysts have begun to price this possibility into earnings forecasts. Although earnings growth appears stagnant through next year, Wall Street projects average annual profit increases of 7.33% per year for the next five years. If Intel can return to double-digit profit growth, INTC stock could see the same type of multiple expansion that has benefitted its PC-era peers in recent years. That promise alone could make a position in INTC worthwhile. The Bottom Line on INTCDespite a move into GPUs, the return of Intel to prominence likely hinges on 5G. Given the paltry earnings growth forecasted for the company in the near term, Intel stock appears fairly valued at 11.7-times forward earnings.However, analysts forecast longer-term growth to move higher in future years. The adoption of 5G by itself looks poised to propel Intel higher. 5G will also drive the AI, VR, and other applications that will further benefit Intel.The 5G-driven technological shift that analysts have talked about for years has now begun. This could benefit INTC, so investors should consider buying sooner rather than later.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Beverage Stocks to Buy Now * 10 Groundbreaking Technologies Created by Universities * 5 Semiconductor Stocks Worth Your Time The post The Future Success of INTC Hinges on Converting Its Innovations appeared first on InvestorPlace.
TORONTO , Oct. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. (PTG.TO), ("Pivot", or the "Company"), a full-service information technology provider, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Smart EdgeTM software business to Intel Corporation (INTC), ("Intel") for total consideration of $27 million USD , payable in cash. Pivot's dedicated Smart Edge employees, including Smart Edge CEO Bob Pike , will join Intel's Network and Custom Logic Group (NCLG) when the transaction closes.
The panel discussion, which featured an Intel engineer and data scientist, was part of the first Black Women in STEM summit held last week in Portland.
Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into some of the latest U.S.-China trade war updates, including President Trump's optimism. We then look at three large-cap technology stocks to consider buying during Q3 earnings season. - Full-Court Finance
It's amazing just how fast fortunes can change in the technology sector. That's something shareholders in Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) stock know all too well. Once the proverbial whipping boy of the semiconductor sector, AMD has bounced back in a big way.Source: flowgraph / Shutterstock.com Thanks to advances across a variety of product lines, AMD has gotten its mojo back. Sales are rising, while shares of AMD stock have surged more than 900% since its all-time lows reached a few years ago. And now it seems that it's chief rivals are starting to run scared. * 7 Beverage Stocks to Buy Now Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is being forced to dramatically cut prices for its chipsets in order to compete with AMD and its more advanced products. INTC seeing declining market share and such an aggressive pricing policy underscores that Advanced Micro Devices' strategy is working. That should put a huge smile on AMD stock investors' faces.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIn the end, AMD could finally gain the crown after so many years as the underdog. AMD Has the GoodsWe've talked about it before, but AMD can't be considered a distant second fiddle to Intel any longer. The key for the semiconductor leader comes down to innovation. During the dotcom boom, AMD's chips were often seen as the cheap alternative to Intel's products. Sure, they did the job and cost less, but if you needed real computing power or needed to run a server, you went with INTC's semis.However, over the last couple of years that started to change. Thanks to advances across its entire semiconductor line-up, AMD's chipsets have started to perform better than Intel's in a variety of ways. Its third-generation Ryzen chips for PC are simply a monster when it comes to computing power. The chips can come with an amazing 12 cores, while a 16-core chip is being launched before the end of the year.Meanwhile, it has been able to apply this innovation across a few other avenues as well. AMD's EPYC server chips express similar high speeds of processing capacity, while its advanced graphics processing unit (GPU) has found a place in the cloud. Thanks to their rapid speed at processing information, GPUs have quickly become the go-to chips in many data centers that power A.I., healthcare, science, and engineering applications.As if the computing power wasn't enough, Advanced Micro Devices semiconductors are kicking Chipzilla's butt in another way. That comes down to pricing. Since AMD has long been the cheaper option for CPUs, the firm has kept its prices low. With better performance metrics and cheaper prices, the firm started to see it's market share climb significantly.Industry group Mercury Research's latest report highlights just how powerful AMD has become. According to Mercury's numbers from the second-quarter 2019, Advanced Micro Devices held 17.1% of the CPU market. That's up from just 12.3% a year ago. The same could be said for servers- with AMD seeing its market share just from less-than-1% to nearly 3% of the sector. Advanced Micro Devices Has INTC ScaredFor INTC, this slippage in market share hasn't gone unnoticed. As we said, Intel has long been able to charge premium prices for its premium chips. But with AMD now catching-up and surpassing its own offerings, Intel has been forced to do something it hasn't done in a very long time and that's cut prices.Last week, Intel announced a new group of X-series chips that promise similar computing power to many of AMD's Ryzen products. The kicker was that prices for these chips were significantly lower than before. For example, back in 2017, INTC was able to charge $1,199 for its 12-core processor chip. Now it's less than $700. Its most advanced chip in the line-up has had its price cut more than half.However, that not enough and Intel is still worried about losing more market share to AMD. In a leaked internal slide show dubbed "AMD Competitive Profile," INTC estimates that it has to cough up an additional $3 billion worth of discounts and other incentives for its Core and Xeon processor line-ups in order to keep the fight vs. AMD going.Even despite its size, $3 billion is no small chunk of change. And the pricing pressures will erode INTC's currently lofty margins. Moreover, any decreases in market share will result in fewer sales overall. That's not a good situation for Chipzilla. But it does show that AMD is starting to seriously beat Intel on a number of fronts. AMD Stock Could Be the Big BuyWith INTC being forced to cut prices, it underscores just how dramatic Advanced Micro Devices' turnaround has been. It also shows its working in a big way. The best part is that there's still plenty of market share to be had. Thanks to backward compatibility and a new chip launch under its Threadripper brand -- which will push the core count even higher -- AMD has plenty of runway left in its accession. And we haven't even talked about how its forcing NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) to do the same song and dance in the GPU market.In the end, Advanced Micro Devices is no longer the semiconductor whipping boy. Its products are winning over users and that's making big tech scared. That's wonderful news for AMD stock investors.At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any stock mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Beverage Stocks to Buy Now * 10 Groundbreaking Technologies Created by Universities * 5 Semiconductor Stocks Worth Your Time The post AMD Stock Is Finally Beating Intel appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Xilinx shares are climbing Monday after Nomura Instinet analyst David Wong raised his rating on the chip maker to Buy from Neutral, keeping his price target of $115.
Throughout 2019, the Technology sector has been flying high as the top performing sector. Heading into Q4, Technology companies and investors alike have begun to show concerns over the macro environment, and that’s arguably starting to show up in the sector’s performance. Plus, they’re paying close attention to the US-China trade front where the market tends to swing on emotions day to day, with one headline bringing us up and another taking us down.
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) stock has had a tough time in 2019. While shares are up for the year, the stock has under performed its semiconductor peers. With the company losing CPU market share to Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), it's no wonder investors have left INTC in the dust. In addition, the macroeconomic environment has not been friendly to INTC stock. Or to the chip space in general.Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com While resumed trade talks have already resulted in "progress", investors remain skittish whether the U.S.-China trade fracas will lead to further headwinds for the chip space.But looking beyond these variables, Intel remains a solid stock to own. Selling at a low valuation, it offers value in a space dominated by speculative growth names. It pays a solid dividend, and has the cash flow to support it. While you may not see big gains from Intel, it may be a great blue chip opportunity. Let's take a closer look at Intel, and see why the stock may be a buy at today's price.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Intel vs. AMDI believe the CPU wars are the most important factor when assessing Intel stock. While the trade war is a big risk, long-term AMD's purported recriminating of CPU market share threatens INTC's economic moat. Intel's dominant market share has given it pricing power and other advantages to ensure the stock remains a cash cow. But with AMD eating more of Intel's lunch, it seems that this gravy train could soon be over. * 7 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now But what is the truth behind the hype?It's no joke that AMD's Ryzen processors have been a game-changer. The success of this chip line has helped AMD seize more of Intel's CPU market share since 2017. AMD now has a staggering 30% market share of the CPU market. If this trend continues, AMD could reach market share it hasn't seen since the mid-2000s, when it had over 40% CPU market share.However, could this be but a short-term blip? Intel's market share losses are the result of their chip shortage. Their inability to adapt to 14-nanometre sized processor lead to supply issues. End-users simply switched from Intel to AMD.Perhaps AMD's market-share grab will taper off in the next few quarters. InvestorPlace's Ian Bezek believes so. In his Oct. 9 article, he pointed out how while AMD's market share has grown materially, it cooled off in the last quarter. However, as an aside, Bezek pointed out how Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) partnering with Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) for chips in their Surface tablets highlights market share risk. Mobile chips have not been successful in the past when used in tablets. But with improvements in technology, mobile chip makers like Qualcomm now offer a compelling alternative to Intel's x86 CPUs. Despite Headwinds, INTC Stock Is UndervaluedIntel stock trades at a low valuation relative to most of its peers. INTC trades at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.6. The stock's enterprise-value-to-EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) ratio is 7.7. Here are the respective valuations of INTC's key competitors:AMD: Forward P/E of 27.8, EV/EBITDA of 64.7Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO): Forward P/E of 12, EV/EBITDA of 14Qualcomm: Forward P/E of 18.3, EV/EBITDA of 8.4Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA): Forward P/E of 26, EV/EBITDA of 40Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN): Forward P/E of 5.9, EV/EBITDA of 3.1One thing to keep in mind is Intel's lack of long-term revenue growth. Analyst consensus estimates revenue will only grow from $69.4 billion in 2019 to $70.9 billion in 2020. Clearly, INTC stock is no growth play. But Intel stock more than makes up for in terms of return of capital to shareholders.INTC stock currently pays a 2.42% yield. While not the highest yielding blue-chip, it is otherwise a solid dividend. With a payout ratio of just 35.92%, there's plenty of room to grow this in coming years. The average 5-year growth rate for the dividend has been 5.92%. * 10 Tech Stocks to Buy Now for 2025 Along with dividends, Intel has bought back a lot of stock. For the first half of 2019, they repurchased $5.6 billion worth of shares alone. These buybacks are accretive to Intel shareholders, as they improve earnings-per-share over the long-term. Bottom Line: Intel Is a Solid Long-Term InvestmentThere's not much of a "play" with INTC stock. The company's main appeal is their cash-generating status and relatively low valuation. Key risks like competition and China may already be priced into shares. But if both of these issues accelerate, it does threaten the bull case for Intel stock.So what's the call? Are you looking for a solid dividend payer? Consider Intel stock. Are you looking for a contrarian chip play? Perhaps look elsewhere. Whether or not INTC maintains its moat, it is unlikely the company will see monumental revenue growth. Other chip names may offer this proposition.As of this writing, Thomas Niel did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Beverage Stocks to Buy Now * 10 Groundbreaking Technologies Created by Universities * 5 Semiconductor Stocks Worth Your Time The post Why Intel Stock Will Weather the Trade War Storm appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) is expected to make their third-quarter earnings announcement on October 23, 2019. The chipmaker has been in the news for many reasons. Some of those reasons have been good and some not so good. And this good news, bad news dynamic shows up in the AMD stock price.Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com The company's stock price is up for the year, but down significantly from its earlier highs. With conflicting information about its future direction, I expect investors to wait for the earnings announcement before making firm decisions on AMD stock. Advanced Micro Is Gaining Market Share with Several New DealsFirst, there is news that supports an increase in Advanced Micro Devices stock. In August, AMD announced that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) would be using the company's 15-inch processor in one of the latest versions of its Surface laptops. This isn't a move that analysts expect to generate significant revenue for AMD immediately. However it is the first step that Microsoft has taken away from Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis followed on the heels of another major announcement from AMD in August. This is when the company announced that Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) would be using their second-generation EPYC chip in their data centers. This was another market share win over Intel. AMD Could Be a Victim of Apple's SuccessHowever, there are also reasons for investors to proceed with caution. One reason comes from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Apple is experiencing better-than-expected sales of their new iPhones. Some analysts (and writers like me) thought customers would hold off because of the 5G lineup coming next year. However, Apple has told suppliers to boost production for all three phones by 10%. * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns This is significant because, unlike Intel, AMD does not produce its own chips. However, AMD is enjoying a competitive edge over Intel by using 7-nanometer cores in its third-generation Ryzen (Zen 2) processor. Intel is not planning to release its own 7-nanometer chip until 2021.Because of this, PC makers have been turning to AMD for their business. However, if Apple needs 7-nanometer chips to accommodate demand for their new iPhone, then it's likely that AMD will experience delays that could give Intel time to catch up. Short Interest Is Predicting a Decline in the AMD Stock PriceFor the second time in two months, AMD stock is seeing a sharp increase in short interest. In fact, short interest for AMD is now at its highest point in 14 months. This would support the argument that institutional investors believe AMD shares are heading lower as the calendar year comes to an end.In the final two weeks of September, Bill Maurer, an analyst and contributor for Seeking Alpha, observed a rise in short interest of 26.5 million shares. This was the largest such jump for AMD stock since July 2015. Don't Expect Much Help from a Trade DealA potential piece of good news for AMD stock would come from a resolution of the U.S.-China trade war. Late last week, the U.S. and China were involved in high-level negotiations, which eventually led to a temporary truce.However, the consensus from the beginning is that a trade deal will provide a lift if the two superpowers can agree on the thorny issues surrounding intellectual property and Huawei. Trade restrictions have made U.S. chip suppliers unreliable for Chinese companies. A trade deal will only help that if these issues are part of a permanent deal, which seems unlikely. What Is the Market Expecting from AMD Stock?The market is projecting single-digit revenue growth for the year. While that may not sound impressive, you have to consider the context. AMD reported a significant decline in revenue during the first half of the year. Therefore, analysts are projecting Q4 revenue growth of 51% and 25% year-over-year revenue growth in 2020.Will AMD be able to live up to such elevated expectations? We'll start to find out when they release their Q3 earnings. Until then, I expect Advanced Micro Devices stock to stay in a fairly tight range.As of this writing, Chris Markoch did not have a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post AMD Stock Is Telling Two Different Stories appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Years after resisting pressure to move to China, Lee Hung Lung says his bet has paid off. Sales at his Malaysia-based Hotayi Electronic are surging, it's hiring more workers, considering an expansion, and picking and choosing orders. Lee is the founder and CEO of Hotayi, whose two factories manufacture and assemble circuit boards and other electronics products.
Though CPU shortages are still an issue for the PC industry, an uptick in business PC demand is helping out a number of firms.
Recent reports hint that Apple could release its iPhone 5G modem by 2022. Today, Apple stock hit a high of $233.81, with a market cap of $1.054 trillion.