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Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Advanced Micro Devices fell $0.07 (-1.7%) to $3.98 on light volume. Throughout the day, 18,902,099 shares of Advanced Micro Devices exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28,328,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.96-$4.06 after having opened the day at $4.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.05. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Microvision ( MVIS), down 5.5%, Micron Technology ( MU), down 4.5%, Wells-Gardner Electronic ( WGA), down 4.2% and Amtech Systems ( ASYS), down 3.9%.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Computing Solutions and Graphics. Advanced Micro Devices has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 66.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Advanced Micro Devices a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Advanced Micro Devices as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk.

On the positive front, Neonode ( NEON), up 23.9%, Pulse Electronics ( PULS), up 21.7%, Aehr Test Systems ( AEHR), up 14.5% and GigOptix ( GIG), up 10.6% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).

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