|Bid||84.30 x 800|
|Ask||84.42 x 800|
|Day's Range||82.91 - 85.59|
|52 Week Range||36.75 - 99.23|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||2.20|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||40.94|
|Earnings Date||Apr 26, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Apr 27, 1995|
|1y Target Est||102.53|
Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) shares experienced unusual options activity on Friday. The stock price moved down to $82.42 following the option alert. Sentiment: BULLISH Option Type: SWEEP Trade Type: PUT Expiration Date: 2021-03-05 Strike Price: $85.00 Volume: 172 Open Interest: 5981 Three Ways Options Activity Is ‘Unusual' One way options market activity can be considered unusual is when volume is exceptionally higher than its historical average. The volume of options activity refers to the number of contracts traded over a given time period. The number of contracts that have been traded, but not yet closed by either counterparty, is called open interest. A contract cannot be considered closed until there exists both a buyer and seller for it. Another sign of unusual activity is the trading of a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Usually, additional time until a contract expires allows more opportunity for it to reach its strike price and grow its time value. Time value is important to consider because it represents the difference between the strike price and the value of the underlying asset. "Out of the money" contracts are unusual because they are purchased with a strike price far from the underlying asset price. "Out of the money" occurs when the underlying price is under the strike price on a call option, or above the strike price on a put option. Buyers and sellers try to take advantage of a large profit margin in these instances because they are expecting the value of the underlying asset to change dramatically in the future. Bullish And Bearish Sentiments Options are "bullish" when a call is purchased at/near ask price or a put is sold at/near bid price. Options are "bearish" when a call is sold at/near bid price or a put is bought at/near ask price. These observations are made without knowing the investor's true intent by purchasing these options contracts. The activity is suggestive of these strategies, but an observer cannot be sure if a bettor is playing the contract outright or if the options bettor is hedging a large underlying position in common stock. For the latter case, bullish options activity may be less meaningful than the exposure a large investor has on their short position in common stock. Using These Options Strategies Unusual options activity is an advantageous strategy that may greatly reward an investor if they are highly skilled, but for the less experienced trader, it should remain as another tool to make an educated investment decision while taking other observations into account. For more information to understand options alerts, visit https://pro.benzinga.help/en/articles/1769505-how-do-i-understand-options-alerts See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from Benzinga10 Information Technology Stocks With Unusual Options Alerts In Today's Session10 Information Technology Stocks With Unusual Options Alerts In Today's Session© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
President Joe Biden said aims $37 billion in funding from Congress to counter the U.S. semiconductor chip crisis that has affected the U.S. automakers, including Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) and General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) and other manufacturers, including Intel Corp (NASDAQ: INTC), Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ: QCOM), Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU), and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD), Reuters reports. Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday to address the crisis that was further perpetuated by the pandemic. Biden is reportedly looking forward to a solution that included measures towards production capacity boost. The executive order launched a 100-day review of supply chains for four critical products, including semiconductor chips, large-capacity batteries for electric vehicles, rare earth minerals, and pharmaceuticals. The order also directed six sector reviews focused on defense, public health, communications technology, transportation, energy, and food production. A supply crisis has plagued the U.S. since the pandemic, which reduced the availability of masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment, impacting frontline workers. Ford Motor endorsed Biden’s initiative as the crisis can reduce the company’s production by up to 20% in the first quarter. General Motors Co was also forced to cut production output in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. U.S. semiconductor companies account for 47% of worldwide chip sales but account for only 12% worldwide production. Biden has been under pressure from Republican lawmakers to increase protection of the American supply chains from China through investment in domestic manufacturing of next-generation semiconductor chips. The White House aims to diversify the U.S. supply chain dependence for certain products via domestic production boost and partnership with Asian and Latin American countries. The review will focus on import restrictions of certain materials and training U.S. workers. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaBiden Set To Sign Executive Order To Address Chip Shortages, Supply-Chain Crisis: WSJMaxeon Names Micron's Kai Strohbecke As Finance Chief© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
During the " Lightning Round" segment of Mad Money Wednesday night, one caller quizzed Jim Cramer about Advanced Micro Devices : "You just need to buy this stock," replied Cramer. We looked at AMD back on Dec.