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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Advanced Micro Devices shares (AMD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Advanced Micro Devices employs 11,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Advanced Micro Devices

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Advanced Micro Devices. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Advanced Micro Devices reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$79.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Advanced Micro Devices, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Advanced Micro Devices. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Advanced Micro Devices's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Advanced Micro Devices's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$79.42, which is 32.91% up on its pre-crash value of USD$53.28 and 116.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$36.75.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Advanced Micro Devices shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$866.94 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,653.52.

Advanced Micro Devices share price

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Advanced Micro Devices shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$79.42
52-week range USD$36.75 - USD$94.28
50-day moving average USD$82.0628
200-day moving average USD$70.9433
Wall St. target price USD$87.81
PE ratio 114.3784
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.738

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Advanced Micro Devices price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $79.42 from 2020-10-22

1 week (2020-11-20) -6.17%
1 month (2020-10-27) 0.68%
3 months (2020-08-27) -5.23%
6 months (2020-05-27) 50.59%
1 year (2019-11-27) 101.52%
2 years (2018-11-27) 277.29%
3 years (2017-11-27) 587.62%
5 years (2015-11-27) 3,308.58%

Is Advanced Micro Devices under- or over-valued?

Valuing Advanced Micro Devices stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Advanced Micro Devices's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Advanced Micro Devices's P/E ratio

Advanced Micro Devices's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 114x. In other words, Advanced Micro Devices shares trade at around 114x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Advanced Micro Devices's PEG ratio

Advanced Micro Devices's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0665. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Advanced Micro Devices's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Advanced Micro Devices's EBITDA

Advanced Micro Devices's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Advanced Micro Devices's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Advanced Micro Devices financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.68%
Return on equity TTM 29.09%
Profit margin 10.17%
Book value $3.217
Market capitalisation USD$102.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Advanced Micro Devices shares

There are currently 47.1 million Advanced Micro Devices shares held short by investors – that's known as Advanced Micro Devices's "short interest". This figure is 76.6% up from 26.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Advanced Micro Devices shares can be evaluated.

Advanced Micro Devices's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Advanced Micro Devices's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Advanced Micro Devices shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Advanced Micro Devices shares traded daily (recently around 53.5 million). Advanced Micro Devices's SIR currently stands at 0.88. In other words for every 100,000 Advanced Micro Devices shares traded daily on the market, roughly 880 shares are currently held short.

However Advanced Micro Devices's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Advanced Micro Devices shares, or, against the total number of tradable Advanced Micro Devices shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Advanced Micro Devices's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Advanced Micro Devices shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0394% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Advanced Micro Devices shares, roughly 39 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Advanced Micro Devices.

Find out more about how you can short Advanced Micro Devices stock.

Advanced Micro Devices share dividends

We're not expecting Advanced Micro Devices to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Advanced Micro Devices's shares ever split?

Advanced Micro Devices's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 August 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Advanced Micro Devices shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Advanced Micro Devices shares which in turn could have impacted Advanced Micro Devices's share price.

Advanced Micro Devices share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Advanced Micro Devices's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.75 up to $94.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMD.US volatility(beta: 2.33)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Advanced Micro Devices's is 2.3309. This would suggest that Advanced Micro Devices's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Advanced Micro Devices overview

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Computing and Graphics; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom. Its products include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit, chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), data center and professional GPUs, and development services; and server and embedded processors, and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products, development services, and technology for game consoles. The company provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD Ryzen, AMD Ryzen PRO, Ryzen, Threadripper, AMD A-Series, AMD FX, AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega GPUs, AMD A-Series, AMD Athlon, AMD Ryzen PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for servers under the AMD EPYC and AMD Opteron brands; and chipsets under the AMD trademark. It also offers discrete GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs under the AMD Radeon graphics and AMD Embedded Radeon brands; professional graphics products under the AMD Radeon Pro and AMD FirePro graphics brands; and Radeon Instinct accelerators for servers. In addition, the company provides embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Geode, AMD Ryzen, AMD EPYC, AMD R-Series, and G-Series processors brands; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies, as well as semi-custom SoC products. It serves original equipment and design manufacturers, datacenters, original design manufacturers, system integrators, independent distributors, online retailers, and add-in-board manufacturers through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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