How Has AMD Stock Fared for Its Investors?


Jan. 21 2016, Updated 11:06 a.m. ET

Stock price movement

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been a turbulent stock over the past five years. AMD stock’s decline started in 2Q12, as it began posting losses.

Looking at the past five years, AMD’s stock fell 71.5% from ~$8.00 in January 2011 to ~$2.00 in January 2016. As the firm has been posting losses since 2012, the stock failed to reach 2011’s levels. The stock has a 52-week range of $1.61–$3.37 and is currently trading at the midpoint.

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AMD’s stock has been more volatile to news than its peers. For instance, on January 6, 2016, the news of Apple (AAPL) cutting down its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus output saw AMD’s shares fall by 9%. Other Apple suppliers fell at a lower rate—Nvidia’s (NVDA) stock fell by 4.1%, Qorvo’s stock fell by 6%, and Qualcomm’s (QCOM) stock fell by 1%.

Analyst rating

AMD has a consensus rating of “hold” and an average price target of $2.03. Of the 30 Wall Street analysts covering the stock, two rated it a “strong buy,” three rated it a “buy,” two rated it a “sell,” and 16 rated it a “hold.” Seven analysts have given AMD’s stock an “underperform” rating.

Canaccord Genuity analyst Matt Ramsay retained the stock’s rating at “hold” and increased the price target from $2.00 to $2.40 after AMD showcased its graphics products at the CES 2016 (Consumer Electronics Show).

ETF holdings

The AMD stock has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion, of which 5.67% is held by 29 ETFs. The PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) has more than 8.0% exposure in the semiconductor market, with a 3.19% holding in INTC, 0.34% in NVDA, and 1.46% in QCOM.

In the final part of this series, we will look at AMD’s stock.


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