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

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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 0.6%. By the end of trading, Advanced Micro Devices fell $0.13 (-3.2%) to $3.90 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 49,064,152 shares of Advanced Micro Devices exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 30,859,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.88-$4.01 after having opened the day at $4.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.03. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Aehr Test Systems ( AEHR), down 11.8%, SatCon Technology Corporation ( SATC), down 10.0%, Dynasil Corporation of America ( DYSL), down 6.7% and GigOptix ( GIG), down 6.6%.

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 $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 67.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Advanced Micro Devices a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 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 deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Himax Technologies ( HIMX), up 30.4%, ReneSola ( SOL), up 12.9%, Pixelworks ( PXLW), up 12.0% and Hanwha SolarOne ( HSOL), up 11.7% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Emerson Electric ( EMR) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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