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

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Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.2%. By the end of trading, Advanced Micro Devices rose $0.05 (1.2%) to $4.05 on average volume. Throughout the day, 28,875,629 shares of Advanced Micro Devices exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27,144,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.99-$4.09 after having opened the day at $4.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.00. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Amtech Systems ( ASYS), up 10.3%, Revolution Lighting Technologies ( RVLT), up 8.2%, Photronics ( PLAB), up 3.8% and Orion Energy Systems ( OESX), up 3.8%.
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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 $2.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 66.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Advanced Micro Devices a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 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 negative front, Dynasil Corporation of America ( DYSL), down 16.1%, Microvision ( MVIS), down 13.0%, Advanced Photonix ( API), down 11.1% and On Track Innovations ( OTIV), down 10.7% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with ASML ( ASML) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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