Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.16

Media coverage about Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Advanced Micro Devices earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor manufacturer an impact score of 44.9472695367703 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ AMD) traded down $0.37 on Friday, hitting $11.82. 47,330,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 61,050,000. Advanced Micro Devices has a one year low of $9.70 and a one year high of $15.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,400.00, a PE ratio of 394.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.04 and a beta of 2.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.17, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.76.

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.04. Advanced Micro Devices had a net margin of 0.81% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The company had revenue of $1.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.40 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.01) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Advanced Micro Devices will post 0.3 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Vetr raised shares of Advanced Micro Devices from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $13.28 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of Advanced Micro Devices from $12.00 to $13.50 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Advanced Micro Devices in a research note on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub cut shares of Advanced Micro Devices from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Advanced Micro Devices from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.88.

In related news, CAO Darla M. Smith sold 18,001 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.37, for a total transaction of $204,671.37. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 19,078 shares in the company, valued at $216,916.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP James Robert Anderson sold 75,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.00, for a total transaction of $750,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 473,773 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,737,730. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 1,337,412 shares of company stock valued at $14,998,994. Corporate insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.

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Advanced Micro Devices Company Profile

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc is a global semiconductor company. The Company is engaged in offering x86 microprocessors, as standalone devices or as incorporated into an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete graphics processing units (GPUs) and professional graphics, and server and embedded processors and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products and technology for game consoles.

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