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

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Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.5%. By the end of trading, Advanced Micro Devices rose $0.13 (3.5%) to $3.82 on average volume. Throughout the day, 31,928,274 shares of Advanced Micro Devices exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28,474,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.65-$3.83 after having opened the day at $3.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.69. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: Voltari ( VLTC), up 1449.3%, Dataram Corporation ( DRAM), up 20.4%, xG Technology ( XGTI), up 20.0% and Pointer Telocation ( PNTR), up 18.4%.

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 $2.6 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 52.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Advanced Micro Devices a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 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 negative front, Silver Spring Networks ( SSNI), down 29.8%, Cree ( CREE), down 22.4%, Blonder Tongue Laboratories ( BDR), down 17.9% and OCZ Technology Group ( OCZ), down 14.4% , were all laggards within the technology sector with LinkedIn ( LNKD) being today's technology sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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