Media stories about Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Advanced Micro Devices earned a daily sentiment score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news articles about the semiconductor manufacturer an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Advanced Micro Devices’ analysis:

Several equities analysts have issued reports on AMD shares. Nomura boosted their target price on Advanced Micro Devices from $40.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 2nd. Cfra upgraded Advanced Micro Devices from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 30th. Citigroup reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Advanced Micro Devices in a research report on Wednesday, October 30th. ValuEngine cut Advanced Micro Devices from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Advanced Micro Devices from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.67.

Shares of AMD traded up $1.16 on Friday, reaching $50.93. The stock had a trading volume of 57,077,188 shares, compared to its average volume of 47,253,096. The firm has a market capitalization of $55.43 billion, a PE ratio of 268.07, a PEG ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 3.11. The company has a quick ratio of 1.54, a current ratio of 2.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $44.39 and a 200 day moving average of $35.40. Advanced Micro Devices has a twelve month low of $19.05 and a twelve month high of $51.05.

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 29th. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.81 billion. Advanced Micro Devices had a return on equity of 16.54% and a net margin of 3.47%. The company’s revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Advanced Micro Devices will post 0.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Lisa T. Su sold 128,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.54, for a total value of $4,695,390.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 2,830,767 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,436,226.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Mark D. Papermaster sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.28, for a total value of $1,238,400.00. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 474,896 shares of company stock worth $17,391,343. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

Advanced Micro Devices Company Profile

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 (APU), chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), and professional GPUs; and server and embedded processors, and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products and technology for game consoles.

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