230.65 -0.57 (-0.25%)
After hours: 6:16PM EDT
|Bid||230.66 x 900|
|Ask||230.70 x 800|
|Day's range||227.07 - 235.32|
|52-week range||180.58 - 292.76|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||2.05|
|PE ratio (TTM)||33.70|
|Earnings date||15 Nov 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.60 (0.26%)|
|1y target est||297.70|
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This year has been slow for semiconductor stocks due to growing trade tensions between the United States and China. The stock market has witnessed three sell-offs in 2018 so far: one on February 8, one on March 23, and one on October 11, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and its peers Intel (INTC) and NVIDIA (NVDA) were not much affected by the first two sell-offs, as they enjoyed strong demand momentum in the CPU (central processing unit) and GPU (graphics processing unit) spaces.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) earns revenue by selling CPUs (central processing units), GPUs (graphics processing units), and APUs (application processing units) for PCs, data centers, game consoles, and embedded devices. In 2018, it adopted a new accounting standard that shifted its game consoles’ seasonal revenue from the third quarter to the second quarter. That boosted its second-quarter revenue 53% YoY (year-over-year), its highest double-digit YoY growth for quite some time. It was also the eighth consecutive quarter of double-digit YoY growth.
As most of the companies in the space are less likely to beat on earnings, semiconductor ETFs might continue to trade sluggishly in the weeks ahead.
After years of silence, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) stock gained momentum in 2016. Growth came as AMD started gaining market share in the PC and server CPU (central processing unit) and GPU (graphics processing unit) markets from Intel (INTC) and Nvidia (NVDA). AMD’s growth spree was affected by the recent stock market sell-off on October 10, triggered by the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) operates in an oligopoly market, where one’s loss is another’s gain as other companies compete for market share.
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Intel (INTC) has been improving its profits by investing in areas that either grow fast such as modems and memory or have high ASPs (average selling prices) such as server CPUs (central processing units). While Intel stock remains low, its profits are increasing, thus improving its overall efficiency ratio. A company’s RoE (return on equity) shows the net profit it can generate from shareholder equity in a particular time period.
Intel’s (INTC) strong fundamentals and lower stock price could make it an attractive stock for long-term investors who search for cheap stocks with strong growth potential. A stock’s valuation is determined by measuring a stock’s current trading price against fundamentals such as revenue and EPS. On October 12, Intel had a PS ratio of 3.27x, which is lower than Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) and Nvidia’s (NVDA) ratios of 4.0x and 12.6x, respectively. Analysts expect Intel’s sales to rise 10.8% YoY (year-over-year) in 2018.
Texas Instruments (TXN) caters to a broad range of markets, diversifying its earnings. The company has been reducing its investments in the slowing personal electronics market to focus on the fast-growing industrial and automotive markets. However, it has maintained a presence in the personal electronics market, as it believes mobile technology and PCs are here to stay.
A recent dip in shares of Nvidia—the chip maker’s stock is down by double digits since the start of the month—is a great buying opportunity, according to Goldman Sachs
The stock market has been volatile in October. Intel (INTC) and Nvidia (NVDA) stocks fell below their 200-day moving averages in the latest stock market sell-off, which was triggered by the Fed’s interest rate hike. On October 11, Intel’s traded volume was 43 million, which is well above its three-month average daily volume of 24.75 million.
The entire technology space is facing a downturn in October after the Federal Reserve increased the interest rate 25 basis points to 2.25%. Technical analysis is based on the idea that history tends to repeat itself. One measure of technical analysis is MA (moving average), which takes the average of a stock’s closing prices over a certain period to understand in which direction its movement is skewed.
The first half was strong for Intel’s (INTC) DCG (Data Center Group). Demand outlook seems strong in the second half. Gartner estimates the worldwide public cloud computing market to grow 21.4% YoY (year-over-year) to $186.4 billion in 2018. The growth in cloud computing would drive demand for Intel’s high-performance Xeon Scalable server CPUs (central processing units).
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Stock indexes were mixed Monday afternoon, with the technology sector acting as a major drag and retail stocks mixed after weak September sales.
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NVIDIA's (NVDA) continued product launches in the computing segment, as well as increasing demand for its AI-driven graphics chips and technologies, are expected to aid the company.