Advanced Micro Devices - Volume Leader

Aug. 12, 2019 11:18 AM ETAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
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  • 100% technical buy signals.
  • 3 new highs and up 3.31% in the last month.
  • 80.01% gain in the last year.

The Volume Leader today is the semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy in 8/9 the stock has gained .26%.

Santa Clara, CA-based Advanced Micro Devices provides microprocessors (x86-based), chipsets, and discrete graphics processing units (GPUs). The company also offers server and embedded processors and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products and technology for game consoles. The company's desktop-based processor offerings include second-generation AMD Ryzen and high-end AMD Ryzen 6Threadripper WX processors. AMD's processors are primarily powered by the company's proprietary `Zen` CPU and `Vega` GPU architectures. The company reports operations under two segments - Computing & Graphics and Enterprise, Embedded & Semi-Custom. The Computing and Graphics segment includes desktop and notebook processors and chipsets, discrete GPUs and professional graphics. The Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment includes server and embedded processors, dense servers, semi-custom SoC products, engineering services and royalties.


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Barchart technical indicators:

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 87.80+ Weighted Alpha
  • 80.01% gain in the last year
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 3 new highs and up 3.31% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 60.11%
  • Technical support level at 33.00
  • Recently traded at 33.95 with a 50 day moving average of 31.61

Fundamental factors:

  • Market Cap $37.11 billion
  • P/E 154.18
  • Revenue expected to grow 4.60% this year and another 24.20% nest year
  • Earnings estimated to increase 37.0% this year, an additional 68.30% next year and continue to compound at an annual rate of 35.81% for the next 5 years
  • Wall Street analysts issued 8 strong buy, 1 buy and 13 hold recommendations on the stock
  • The individual investors following the stock on Motley Fool voted 3,360 to 692 that the stock will beat the market
  • 261,701 investors are monitoring the stock on Seeking Alpha

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