How to buy Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Advanced Micro Devices shares.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. In the week up to 22 January Advanced Micro Devices shares plunged 13.20% to a closing position of $118.81. However, over the last 12 months, Advanced Micro Devices's share price has risen by 42.26% from $92.79. Advanced Micro Devices is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 12,600 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Advanced Micro Devices

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  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AMD in this case.
  5. Research Advanced Micro Devices shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Advanced Micro Devices shares. It's that simple.
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How has coronavirus impacted Advanced Micro Devices's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Advanced Micro Devices's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $118.81, which is 55.16% up on its pre-crash value of $53.28 and 223.29% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $36.75.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Advanced Micro Devices shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $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 $2,473.62.

Advanced Micro Devices share price (NASDAQ:AMD)

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Advanced Micro Devices shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-07.
Open$136.28
High$137.44
Low$131.13
Close$132
Previous close$136.23
Change$-4.23
Change %-3.105%
Volume58,441,104
Information last updated 2022-01-22.
52-week range$72.5 - $164.4599
50-day moving average$143.2586
200-day moving average$108.5168
Wall St. target price$143.49
PE ratio36.6471
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.242
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Is it a good time to buy Advanced Micro Devices stock?

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Is Advanced Micro Devices under- or over-valued?

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

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 37x. In other words, Advanced Micro Devices shares trade at around 37x 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.

However, Advanced Micro Devices's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the semiconductors industry or those of similar companies.

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 1.2246. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider Advanced Micro Devices's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Advanced Micro Devices's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.4 billion (£2.5 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM $14.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.5%
Gross profit TTM $4.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 20.93%
Return on equity TTM 72.14%
Profit margin 26.72%
Book value $5.888
Market capitalisation $143.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Advanced Micro Devices share dividends

We're not expecting Advanced Micro Devices to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Have Advanced Micro Devices's shares ever split?

Advanced Micro Devices's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Advanced Micro Devices's shares have ranged in value from as little as $72.5 up to $164.4599. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMD.US volatility(beta: 1.87)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 1.8738. This would suggest that Advanced Micro Devices's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Advanced Micro Devices's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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