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How to buy Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Advanced Micro Devices shares.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$105.555 after a previous close of USD$106.22. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$103.71 to a high of USD$105.9799. The latest price was USD$103.88 (25 minute delay). Advanced Micro Devices is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 12,600 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Advanced Micro Devices's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $119.33, which is 55.35% up on its pre-crash value of $53.28 and 224.71% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $36.75.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Advanced Micro Devices stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks 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 $2,484.45.

Is it a good time to buy Advanced Micro Devices stock?

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Advanced Micro Devices shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Open$105.56
High$105.98
Low$103.71
Close$103.88
Previous close$106.22
Change $-2.34
Change % -2.203%
Volume 44,528,337
Information last updated 2021-10-15.
52-week range$72.50 - $122.49
50-day moving average $105.91
200-day moving average $92.26
Wall St. target price$118.59
PE ratio 39.5206
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.84

Advanced Micro Devices stock price (NASDAQ: AMD)

Use our graph to track the performance of AMD stocks over time.

Advanced Micro Devices price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $103.88 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) -7.35%
1 month (2021-09-23) -2.14%
3 months (2021-07-23) 12.73%
6 months (2021-04-23) 25.52%
1 year (2020-10-22) 30.80%
2 years (2019-10-22) 229.67%
3 years (2018-10-22) 315.02%
5 years (2016-10-21) 1,493.25%

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 40x. In other words, Advanced Micro Devices shares trade at around 40x 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 1.0302. 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 $2.9 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 $13.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.02%
Gross profit TTM $4.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 18.36%
Return on equity TTM 66.27%
Profit margin 25.76%
Book value $5.82
Market capitalisation $136 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Advanced Micro Devices shares

There are currently 62.5 million Advanced Micro Devices shares held short by investors – that's known as Advanced Micro Devices's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% down from 62.7 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 42.2 million). Advanced Micro Devices's SIR currently stands at 1.48. In other words for every 100,000 Advanced Micro Devices shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1480 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 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Advanced Micro Devices shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0518% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Advanced Micro Devices shares, roughly 52 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.

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 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.

Advanced Micro Devices 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 $122.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMD.US volatility(beta: 2)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 1.9979. 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).

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, AMD A-Series, AMD Athlon, AMD Ryzen PRO, AMD Athlon 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 and AMD Instinct accelerators for servers. In addition, the company provides embedded processor solutions 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.

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