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Breakout Rally For Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NYSE: AMD)

|Includes: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

March 16, 2012

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NYSE: AMD) rallied on Thursday, March 15, breaking above $8.00 for the first time since May 2011.

The company is a semiconductor design innovator with its AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units, which powers a wide range of computing devices. The company manufactures standard integrated circuits for semiconductors.

AMD shares jumped over 5% on Thursday after a Jefferies analyst raised the stock's rating to buy from hold.

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Importantly, shares prices of AMD had been stopped by critical resistance at $7.57 a share which is the 61.8% retracement for the stock after its 2011 correction.

The breakout points to a run for the prior closing rally highs at $9.44, reached on February 17, 2011.

Support is at $7.57 a share.

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