AMD - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
30.72
-0.76 (-2.41%)
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Previous Close31.48
Open30.94
Bid0.00 x 3000
Ask0.00 x 1200
Day's Range30.45 - 31.31
52 Week Range16.03 - 35.55
Volume48,016,381
Avg. Volume71,237,673
Market Cap33.348B
Beta (3Y Monthly)3.18
PE Ratio (TTM)169.72
EPS (TTM)0.18
Earnings DateOct 22, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend Date1995-04-27
1y Target Est33.18
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  • Here’s Why You Should Be Buying AMD Stock’s Latest Pullback
    Motley Fool

    Here’s Why You Should Be Buying AMD Stock’s Latest Pullback

    Temporary problems shouldn't distract AMD investors from the long-term opportunity.

  • Gamescom 2019: NVIDIA Ray Tracing, Cloud Gaming Updates
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    Gamescom 2019: NVIDIA Ray Tracing, Cloud Gaming Updates

    Gamescom 2019 started today, and some of the most exciting announcements involved NVIDIA’s (NVDA) GeForce RTX gaming GPUs.

  • Benzinga

    Nomura On Semiconductors: Analyst Eyes Data Center, PC Trends

    Earnings season for semiconductor companies is for the most part over. The reports showed that data center trends are "still soft," while the PC market is "looking good," according ...

  • NVIDIA and Microsoft Collaborate on Minecraft's Ray Tracing
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    NVIDIA and Microsoft Collaborate on Minecraft's Ray Tracing

    NVIDIA's (NVDA) Ray tracing technology, RTX GPUs, will enhance the PC gaming experience on Microsoft's video game, Minecraft.

  • Will AMD or Intel Gain Mobile and Server Market Share?
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    Will AMD or Intel Gain Mobile and Server Market Share?

    AMD stock is popular among investors, as is evident from its 180% increase since January 2018. Investors are betting on its market share gain from Intel.

  • AMD Stock Proportional to CPU Market Share Gain
    Market Realist

    AMD Stock Proportional to CPU Market Share Gain

    CPU market share figures show a positive trend for AMD and a negative trend for Intel. AMD is up 80% for the second straight year and is still growing.

  • NVIDIA: Why Institutional Investors Are Adding Stakes
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    NVIDIA: Why Institutional Investors Are Adding Stakes

    Investors are going gaga over NVIDIA (NVDA) stock. A series of positive events have lifted the company's stock price lately.

  • Can Huawei's Harmony Match Up to Android?
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    Can Huawei's Harmony Match Up to Android?

    With the ban on Huawei's trade still in force, the company develops Harmony OS as a counter measure. Will this hurt Google's Android demand?

  • GuruFocus.com

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) Chief Technology Officer & EVP Mark D Papermaster Sold ...

    Chief Technology Officer & EVP of Advanced Micro Devices Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Mark D Papermaster (insider trades) sold 30,000 shares of AMD on 08/15/2019 at an average price of $30.63 a share. Continue reading...

  • ON Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors Bright Spots Amid Chip Downturn
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    ON Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors Bright Spots Amid Chip Downturn

    After downgrading the chip sector almost a year ago, brokerage firm Raymond James now is seeing some attractive semiconductor stocks. They include ON Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductors.

  • Benzinga

    Piper Jaffray: AMD 'More Or Less Fully Valued'

    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  (NASDAQ: AMD ) has an “exciting” product portfolio, but the recent rise in the semiconductor company’s share price is keeping Piper Jaffray on the sidelines. The Analyst Harsh ...

  • David Shaw Makes Waves in the Semiconductor World
    TipRanks

    David Shaw Makes Waves in the Semiconductor World

    David Shaw got his start in 1988, when he convinced the Wall Street investment firm Paloma Partners to back him in the new field of quantitative trading. Shaw, a brainy buy with a PhD in computer science and a complete neophyte in financial world, told his backers, “I think I can use technology to trade securities.”He was right. His firm, now the D.E. Shaw Group, has taken it’s initial $28 million in capital and grown it into a $47 billion hedge fund, earning more than $25 billion for its investors. Shaw himself retired from active leadership of the firm in 2001, although he remains connected to the trading operations.In its most recent 13F filing, the D. E. Shaw Group revealed that it has upped its holding in Micron Technologies (MU), while cutting back drastically on American Micro Devices (AMD). A brief look at the numbers tells the story.Shaw Group bought 1,386,790 MU shares, boosting the fund’s holding by 53%. At the same time, the filings show that the fund reduced its holdings of AMD by 2,996,831 shares, or 65%. Prior to the transactions, Shaw Group’s holding in AMD was almost double that in MU; the fund has now reversed that position and holds more than twice as many Micron shares as AMD. It’s a drastic change and deserves some closer examination. The Selling Case for AMDAt first glance, AMD doesn’t look like a stock to sell. It’s up almost 73% year-to-date, and is one of 2019’s successful turnaround stories. AMD chips have quickly developed a reputation for high performance and quality, and that in turn has given them the leverage needed to draw market share away from rival chip-maker Intel (INTC). AMD have been on a tear. So why the sudden change in outlook by one of the world’s smartest quant trading hedge funds?The answer may lie in that year-to-date gain. AMD opened at $18.01 on January 2; it closed at $31.18 on August 16. That gain has investors worried that, for now at least, AMD is played out, without significant room for near-term growth. Recent reviews from top Wall Street analysts support this contention.5-star analyst Cody Acree, of Loop Capital, initiated his coverage of AMD with a Hold rating, saying, “We like the solid share gains but see the valuation as fair.” His price target, $32, is in line with that, suggesting just a 2% upside to the stock. Acree is joined by Mizuho’s Vijay Rakesh and Susquehanna’s Christopher Rolland. Both 5-star analysts reiterate Hold ratings on AMD, and maintain their price targets of $36 and $34 respectively. Overall, AMD’s analyst consensus rating remains a Moderate Buy, but that appears to be shifting. Of the 10 buys, 11 holds, and 1 sell assigned in the past three months, 3 holds were given just last week. The stock sells for $31.18, with an average price target of $34.10. This suggests an upside potential of 9%. The Buying Case for MicronBetween June 2018 and June 2019, Micron didn’t look like a stock to buy. The combination of increasing supply and slower demand in the memory chip market put the obvious price pressure on the company, and MU shares were squeezed, losing half their value. MU seems to be coming out of the woods, however, as improved business confidence has led to increased demand which has in turn started working down the memory chip segment’s oversupply problem. In a conference call, Micron management said, “Demand is starting to return in a meaningful way, driven by renewed demand in the cloud and graphics segments.”Micron’s year-to-date gain of 37% has outperformed the markets, but has not sparked worries that it’s maxed out. Investors look at MU and see a stock that’s improving, with room for more growth.5-star Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill lays out the bulls’ case for MU. He says, “We view supply cuts as positive developments for Micron and the rest of the memory industry. We continue to be bullish on a stabilization in the supply-demand dynamic for NAND and DRAM in 2H19.” Gill’s $50 price target implies and upside of 14% for MU shares.Sidney Ho of Deutsche Bank, concurs in the bullish assessment, writing, “We have confidence that the company's August quarter will be the trough this cycle.” Ho raised his price target by 22%, to $55, indicating a potential 26% upside.The rest of Wall Street largely buys into what the chip giant has to offer, as TipRanks analytics reveal MU as a Buy. Out of 22 analysts polled in the last 3 months, 13 are bullish on Micron stock while 6 remain neutral, and 3 are bearish. (See MU'S price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)

  • NVIDIA Stock Is on a Growth Trajectory: Here’s Why
    Market Realist

    NVIDIA Stock Is on a Growth Trajectory: Here’s Why

    NVIDIA stock’s downtrend seems to be ending. NVIDIA’s revenue is growing sequentially, driven by strong demand for laptop GPUs and game console processors.

  • AMD Stock’s Post-Earnings Recovering Shows Investor Optimism
    InvestorPlace

    AMD Stock’s Post-Earnings Recovering Shows Investor Optimism

    Despite an initially negative response after earnings, investors holding Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) are growing confident in its prospects. For the rest of 2019, AMD expects growth accelerating in the desktop, notebook, server, and semi-custom space.Source: Shutterstock For the second quarter, AMD reported EPS of $0.08, despite revenue falling 12.81% year-over-year to $1.53 billion. Strong CPU revenue was offset by a drop in semi-custom and GPU sales. Weaker chip sales for consoles made by Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) weighed on overall results. Looking ahead in this space, both Sony and Microsoft will source SoCs from AMD for their next-generation consoles. And even though revenue will probably remain weak from semi-custom, AMD's profit margins will remain at healthy levels.AMD's next-generation Rome server is on time and is exceeding expectations. The chip is delivering on industry-leading performance and TCO (total cost of ownership) for an expanded number of cloud and enterprise workloads. Rome has more traction than the first-generation EPYC processors. Twice the number of platforms are developing for this architecture. And AMD has a larger set of partners this time around. Add four times more enterprise and cloud customers involved before its launch and it is clear that sales will grow at a better pace. This will give profit margins a healthy lift.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Rebound from Weak GPU SalesDuring the quarter, AMD ramped up production of Radeon 5700 GPUs. The release introduces the new RDNA architecture that delivers up to 1.5 times more performance per watt compared to previous generations. AMD noted strong initial demand, with third-party reviewers complimenting the GPU's favorable game performance relative to its pricing.Although revenue declined in the Graphics segment due largely to lower channel sales, data center GPU sales rose significantly. Blockchain-related revenue was negligible in the quarter, as expected. But with bitcoin prices rebounded since May, investors might expect sales from the cryptocurrency resurgence potentially recovering. Growth OpportunityAMD's 7-nanometer product line will eventually offer margins greater than 50%. For the third quarter though, the company guided gross margin of 43%. But by Q4, this should increase. TSMC (NYSE:TSM) is more than supportive operationally in meeting the ramp-up of these chips. Barely a month on the market, Ryzen's third-generation CPU promises to add to AMD's revenue. Launched globally, the Ryzen refresh will accelerate AMD's market share gains in the PC market. Additional product releases that add to a better product mix suggests profits will grow at improving rates. * 7 Great Small-Cap Stocks to Buy Sales of the fifth-generation chip production for Microsoft and Sony consoles will start adding to AMD's revenue in the second half of the year. Ahead of the holiday season of 2020, investors should expect the company to book significant revenue growth in the semi-custom space.AMD's multi-year deal to supply GPU licenses for Samsung ushers in a new era for GPUs in the smartphone space. AMD will earn $100 million from the deal, offset by some specific development costs and COGS (cost of goods sold). But most importantly, it broadens the chip maker's revenue line in the Asian-Pacific region. So even though weak performance in China had a minimal impact on its revenue, AMD may now develop a market in the smartphone space. Valuation and Your Takeaway on AMDBased on 22 analysts offering a one-year price target on AMD, the average target is $34.10, not far from the $31.18 recent closing price. Similarly, investors forecasting revenue growth of at least 15% in a 5-year DCF Revenue Exit model will arrive at a similar price target. With AMD's rich product launch schedule ahead and its 7-nanometer road map, AMD stock will continue rewarding investors over the next few years.Disclosure: As of this writing, the author did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post AMD Stock's Post-Earnings Recovering Shows Investor Optimism appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Wait Until After the Looming Correction to Buy AMD Stock
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    Wait Until After the Looming Correction to Buy AMD Stock

    AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) has surged higher by more than 60% year-to-date. The sharp rally in AMD stock has been triggered by new product launches and a healthy pipeline of exciting products. In addition, sustained improvement in gross margin has contributed to the upside.I remain bullish on AMD for the long-term with the company making inroads in the cloud segment, artificial intelligence and augmented reality. However, I believe that the stock is likely to trend lower in the near to medium-term.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis article will discuss the key concerns that make me relatively bearish on Advanced Micro Devices stock. Global Slowdown and Possible RecessionThere are stocks that are relatively immune to a slowdown or recession. Typically, these stocks are in industries like healthcare, pharmaceuticals or other necessities. * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On However, Advanced Micro Devices is sensitive to an economic downturn. As the yield curve inverts in the United States and the United Kingdom, slowdown or recession is the first major concern for AMD stock.To add to the global economic woes, Europe reported PMI that indicates a manufacturing sector recession. In addition, China reported its lowest industrial production growth in 17 years.Clearly, the global economy is slowing down sharply and this will impact the results for AMD in the coming quarters.Any potential analyst downgrade in terms of revenue or EPS will result in the stock trending lower and I expect that to happen. Trade War with ChinaThe ongoing trade war between the United States and China is showing no signs of de-escalation.I believe that trade war will continue to impact AMD stock with the company having approximately 30% business from China.As an example, Advanced Micro Devices sales were impacted because it could not sell chips to Huawei in the previous quarter. While Donald Trump has announced that Huawei can buy from U.S. suppliers again, the uncertainty amidst trade war sustains.Another negative implication is that AMD might need to increase prices or take a hit on margins if chips produced in China are imported to the United States for sale. Analysts are already worried about the tariffs and the coming quarters will provide clarity on the impact.It is estimated that by 2023, there will be 354 million PC gamers in China. This is more than the population of the United States. This presents a big growth opportunity for companies like AMD and Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA).However, it remains to be seen if these companies can withstand the impact of the trade war and grow amidst uncertainties. Nvidia has an Edge over AMDIf I had to choose between Advanced Micro Devices stock and Nvidia, I would prefer to invest in the latter.Nvidia reported strong second-quarter results and the stock is already higher by 7% as I write. In particular, the company's gaming segment strength is noticeable.If we also look at the video card market share, Nvidia is a clear leader with a 60.23% market share. AMD is a distant second with a market share of 23.03%.With Nvidia having a relatively expensive product offering, the market share trend is an indication of the fact that consumers prefer high performance over price.It is true that AMD is looking at introducing some high-end models in the coming years. This is likely to heat-up the pricing war between the rivals. However, Nvidia has a clear edge now and the stock is likely to sustain the upside after second-quarter results. Final Words on AMD StockThere is no doubt that AMD has exciting prospects in the coming years. The company has also reduced its balance sheet stress with leverage declining from 4.6 in 4Q17 to 1.9 in 2Q19. However, economic headwinds, trade war and competition with Nvidia in the gaming segment are likely to hurt AMD stock in the near-term.In the medium to long-term, the company has the advantage of out-performance in the CPU and server market. Additionally, the company's high-end GPU launch can be a potential game-changer in terms of market share.Considering the fact that AMD stock price has surged by more than 60% YTD, I would advise investors to wait for some correction. A decline of 15% to 20% from current levels is likely considering economic and trade war headwinds.As of this writing, the author did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post Wait Until After the Looming Correction to Buy AMD Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • 3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Amazon, Activision Blizzard and Jack Henry & Associates
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    3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Amazon, Activision Blizzard and Jack Henry & Associates

    Investors weren't so sure they could trust the market on Thursday, following Wednesday's breakdown in response to recession worries. They forgot about those doubts by Friday though, with the S&P 500 rallying 1.44% to finish the week on a high note.Source: Shutterstock General Electric (NYSE:GE) led the charge, rallying nearly 10% after plunging on Thursday in response to accusations that its books understated the full extent of its insurance liabilities. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) had a big day as well though, gaining 5% buoyed by rebounding rival Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA).Not every name was a winner on Friday though. Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), for instance, fell more than 7% on more management changes that may or may not help, but will certainly prove disruptive.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Great Small-Cap Stocks to Buy As the new trading week gets going though, it's the stock charts of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) that merit a closer look. Here's why. Amazon (AMZN)In early July, Amazon looked unstoppable. It had just rekindled a recovery effort that began in January, pushing up and off a support liner that started to take shape in February. That move jolted AMZN back above a key moving average line as well.As was the case in May, the advance fell apart once it got overextended, falling back just as much. This time, however, the selloff stopped exactly where it needed to. Better still, where the selling stopped is precisely where a renewed rally effort would materialize. * Click to EnlargeTwo floors have converged, and AMZN is finding support at both of them. One is the straight-line support plotted in yellow on both stock charts. The other is the 200-day moving average line, in white. * If the prospective bounce takes hold, it will still have to contend with proven technical resistance around $2,035, marked with a light blue line on the weekly chart. * While primed for a turnaround, the bullish days that have kept Amazon shares above the 200-day moving average line have been on thin volume. There's not a lot of evidence of strong bullish sentiment here. Jack Henry & Associates (JKHY)Jack Henry & Associates was one of the few names that was unable to make forward progress on Friday, pulling back just a bit after soaring earlier in the week.Still, there's much to like about the circumstances JKHY stock has made for itself over the course of the past several weeks. And, just within the past few days the scales have started to lean in a bullish direction again. The trick will be clearing one more hurdle that was verified with Friday's high. * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul * Click to EnlargeThat last hurdle is the upper boundary of a converging wedge pattern that has been forming since September of last year, plotted in yellow on both stock charts. * Although tests of the wedge's upper boundary have failed before, this one's starting out with an advantage. This time, the test is coming after the purple 50-day moving average line has moved above the white 200-day line. * It's confirmed by the Chaikin line's move above the zero level on the weekly chart, though even just a visual inspection of the same chart shows bullish volume has grown in just the past couple of weeks. Activision Blizzard (ATVI)Finally, the last time we took a look at Activision Blizzard back on July 29, it was working on breaking above its 200-day moving average line. It was a good effort too. A long streak of higher lows and a narrow trading range were coiling the spring tight, setting up a prolonged move.That's what ended up happening later in the month. But, it didn't last. The effort was up-ended a couple of days later. Nevertheless, the bulls are taking another shot, and this one looks even better positioned than the last. * Click to EnlargeWhat we're seeing now and we didn't see before is a better-defined streak of higher highs and higher lows, framed with yellow and light-blue lines -- respectively -- on both stock charts. * Simultaneously, we're on the verge of seeing a so-called golden cross, where the purple 50-day moving average line crosses above the white 200-day moving average. It's often a signal of more bullishness ahead. * Beyond that, a ceiling at $51.44 was confirmed that's to the late-July peak. That's also where shares topped in January. That level is plotted as a darker blue line on both stock charts.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 * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Amazon, Activision Blizzard and Jack Henry & Associates appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Bloomberg

    Semiconductor Startup Shows Off the World’s Biggest Processor

    (Bloomberg) -- In the semiconductor industry, bigger is not usually better. For 60 years, chip companies have strived to make the brains of computers as tiny as possible.Startup Cerebras Systems will turn this maxim on its head on Monday when it unveils a processor measuring roughly 8 inches by 8 inches. That’s at least 50 times larger than similar chips available today.The logic behind going big is simple, according to founder Andrew Feldman. Artificial intelligence software requires huge amounts of information to improve, so processors need to be as fast as possible to crunch all this data -- even if that means the components get really chunky.The company’s Wafer Scale Engine chip is large because it has 1.2 trillion transistors, 400,000 computing cores and 18 gigabytes of memory. (A typical PC processor will have about 2 billion transistors, four to six cores and a fraction of the memory).“Every square millimeter is optimized for this work,” Feldman said. “AI work is growing like crazy. Our customers are in pain.” The biggest limitation of current AI systems is that it takes too long to train software, he added.Feldman has experience and industry backing that’s essential to tackling an engineering problem of this magnitude, he said. He co-founded server maker SeaMicro Inc. and sold it to chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. for more than $300 million in 2012. Cerebras has raised over $100 million from Silicon Valley investors including Benchmark, Andy Bechtolsheim and Sam Altman. Feldman has a team of 174 engineers and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. -- Apple Inc.’s chipmaker of choice -- is manufacturing the massive Cerebras processor.Cerebras won’t sell the chips because it’s so difficult to connect and cool such a huge piece of silicon. Instead, the product will offered as part of a new server that will be installed in data centers. The company said it has test systems working at several large potential customers and will start shipping the machines commercially in October.The AI chip market includes Nvidia Corp., Intel Corp. and U.K. startup Graphcore Ltd. Google has been so keen to speed up AI progress that the internet giant developed its own special chips called Tensor Processing Units.Nvidia was the last company to successfully bring new semiconductor technology into servers, the machines that run data centers that Google, Facebook Inc. and others use to run internet services. Nvidia now gets almost $3 billion a year in revenue from the business, which took years and thousands of engineers to build, according to Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang.“It takes a long time to be successful in data center,” he said in an interview last week.To contact the reporter on this story: Ian King in San Francisco at ianking@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Alistair Barr, Mark MilianFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • [video]AMD Breakout: Key Level to Watch
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    [video]AMD Breakout: Key Level to Watch

    The companies on the front lines of the trade war are getting a bit of a reprieve to start the week, following the announcement from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that Chinese device maker Huawei will get another 90 days to buy from American suppliers. One big U.S. tech name that counts Huawei as a customer is Advanced Micro Devices - shares are getting a boost from the news cycle Monday, up 2.6% just before noon. While shares spent most of 2019 in a well-defined uptrend - one that sent a clear-cut buy signal in mid-June that was followed almost immediately by a push to new highs - things have changed as trade war developments and recession fears entered the market.

  • AMD Fixing Its Data Center Processor Business Strategy
    Market Realist

    AMD Fixing Its Data Center Processor Business Strategy

    Delayed product rollouts caused AMD to lose market share to Intel. Led by CEO Lisa Su, AMD is trying to break with the past.

  • Nvidia heads back toward $100 billion, brings AMD along for the ride as gaming chips bounce back
    MarketWatch

    Nvidia heads back toward $100 billion, brings AMD along for the ride as gaming chips bounce back

    Nvidia Corp. headed back toward a $100 billion market cap Friday morning, after detailing earnings that showed its core business is back on track after a crypto-mining-influenced crash over the past year.

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    Main Wall Street Indexes Extend Gains Friday

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  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: AMD, BAC, FB, GE, DE
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    5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: AMD, BAC, FB, GE, DE

    Friday was a big day for investors. On Thursday, we said bulls would have liked to see a bigger rebound following Wednesday's brutal beating. But Friday proved strong, with U.S. stocks posting impressive gains across the board. * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On Let's look at a few top stock trades going forward.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) has been all over the map lately. Luckily, we're getting new levels to work with on the charts.For now, the 100-day moving average is buoying the stock, with short-term uptrend support also helping to guide AMD higher. Ideally, bulls will see shares reclaim prior uptrend support (blue line), as well as the 20-day and 50-day moving averages.If AMD stock can do that, a test of resistance between $34 and $34.50 is on the table. If it can't reclaim these levels, they may act as resistance going forward. That puts the 100-day back on the table.If it falls below the 100-day, the $29.21 lows and the $27.65 lows are possible. Bank of America (BAC)Is Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) a safe buy? It's hard not to like the stock down here. Not only has this $26.25 to $26.50 area proven to be solid-range support for all of 2019, but BAC stock has put in three straight days with almost identical lows.The fact that these lows held gives longs a great risk/reward situation. $26 can be a stop out point for longs, while they look for a rebound higher. $27.50 is a conservative target, but $28 doesn't seem to be out of the picture.A rebound up to the 50-day and 100-day confluence near $28.75 also seams reasonable. Remember, this stock was at $31 a few weeks ago and these big shakeouts have usually been good buying opportunities. Near range support, it's a worthy risk. Facebook (FB)Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) is holding trend right now, while Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has quite a bit of support nearby too. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) though? Shares are looking suspect at the moment.So far, support is holding near $179 to $180, but downtrend resistance (blue line) is squeezing FB lower. Falling below most of its major moving averages isn't helping the bulls' case either.Over downtrend resistance will help, but for FB stock to really have upside potential, it needs to clear its 50-day and 100-day moving averages. Below $180, and range support at $160 is in play. General Electric (GE)What a wild ride this one has been on the past two days. Shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) were pulverized on Thursday after a whistleblower cited concern over the company's accounting. The CEO shot back and put his money where his mouth is, buying $2 million worth of stock.The recent lows held well, as GE stock charges back toward $9. Now though, it's key to see if General Electric can reclaim the $9 to $9.25 area or if this zone acts as resistance. Deere (DE)Deere (NYSE:DE) stock is up almost 4% heading into the weekend after the company reported its quarterly results after the close. I don't love the set up in Deere, particularly given the current trading environment. However, shares did test roughly the same low for three straight sessions, all of which held.Anyone taking a long flyer on DE should note that level -- approximately $141 -- as their potential stop out mark. If shares break out over short-term downtrend resistance (blue line), a run to the 200-day is possible. If $142.50 holds as support, bulls can stay long.A breakdown below $141 could send DE stock down to $132.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long BAC, AMZN and GOOGL. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: AMD, BAC, FB, GE, DE appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • With Solid Q2 Results, Nvidia May Bounce Back
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    With Solid Q2 Results, Nvidia May Bounce Back

    Despite a rough few weeks in the tech sector, graphics chip maker Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) may be set for a bounce. Reporting both revenue growth and an increased net income, the Nvidia stock price rose 7% after the company released second-quarter earnings today that beat analysts' estimates. And those estimates were already on the optimistic side.Source: Shutterstock Yet, despite the strong operating performance, NVDA stock has somewhat lagged the market for most of the year, and even now, with this surge, isn't impressing too much. Nvidia stock is now trading at $159, showing about an 19% increase for the year. That compares to the 15% gain year to date for the S&P 500 Index and 20% for the Nasdaq Composite.Nvidia reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.24 for its fiscal second quarter, versus the Wall Street consensus of $1.15. Revenues increased slightly from $2.222 billion in the first quarter to $2.58 billion for the quarter ending July 29. The overall improved performance suggests that the recent slump in orders of high-end graphic chips has eased. The chip market may be headed towards a revival in demand from video game makers as well as large data centers.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSo are we set for a longer-term rebound in NVDA stock? The fundamentals certainly look strong. * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On Here are three reasons why Nvidia may be a buy after the recent solid earnings release. Strong Revenues for Nvidia StockRevenues across all business units increased from the previous quarter, according to Nvidia's earnings release. Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang explained on the earnings call that the recent slowdown in sales of video-gaming chips and processors for artificial intelligence computing was temporary. In recent quarters, revenues had shrunk slightly for three straight quarters. Huang attributes this to the fact that customers had been working through stockpiles of unused inventories.But now, Huang sees that customers are starting to buy again. The Hugh Bet on AI May Soon Pay OffThe often overlooked driver of future NIDIA stock price is it's up and coming product offerings in artificial intelligence (AI), a gargantuan market that is only beginning to take off. Nvidia's is carefully investing in domination in the AI market, which may be worth over $15 trillion by 2030.Indeed, the AI sector faces brutal competition, particularly from rival chip markets such as Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and the giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), who are all aggressively investing in offering products in the AI market.However, the AI market will grow to such an enormous size, that there will undoubtedly be room for more than one winner. "The competition should show up with something," CEO Huang said. "AI is going to be a large market for everybody, and the growth is ahead of us. The bottom is behind us."To some extent, NVDA has a bit of a first-mover advantage. For example, Nvidia pioneered the use of graphics chips to run AI software in the data centers that offer cloud computing. Its line of GeForce processors have proven to be the top choice for PC gamers demanding the highest performance and the highest resolution. Timing in Chips is Everything -- and Now May Be the Time for NVDAThe chip market is notoriously cyclical. Between the specter of a trade war with China, concerns about an upcoming consumer recession in the US, to the feast or famine culture of computer hardware supply chain - particularly in the video gaming industry -- chip stocks are highly volatile.For example, last year, Nvidia stock dropped from a high of $292 in September down to $129 just three months later. More recently, the NVDA stock price went from $178 in late July to $147 just before the earnings release. At the present level of $149, Nvidia stock has probably bottomed out for the time being. With whatever doubts about a chip market slow down behind it, the stock may now be at the beginning of an upcycle.Certainly, Nvidia is operating in a tough market with formidable rivals. However, most all the bad news about a market slow down, and aggressive pricing by its rivals is now baked into the price. Investors in chip stock focus on cycles and are well prepared for a ride. For Nvidia stock, we may have passed the market bottom and set for an eventual upswing.As of writing, Theodore Kim has no exposure to any of the above-mentioned stocks. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post With Solid Q2 Results, Nvidia May Bounce Back appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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