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 0.1%. By the end of trading, Advanced Micro Devices rose $0.16 (4.7%) to $3.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 35,870,620 shares of Advanced Micro Devices exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28,041,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.43-$3.60 after having opened the day at $3.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.41. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: LTX-Credence Corporation ( LTXC), up 37.9%, Aetrium Incorporated ( ATRM), up 13.8%, Plug Power ( PLUG), up 10.9% and Perceptron ( PRCP), up 8.7%.

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 $2.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 42.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Advanced Micro Devices a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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, Pulse Electronics ( PULS), down 7.2%, Dynasil Corporation of America ( DYSL), down 7.1%, Hurco Companies ( HURC), down 6.4% and Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), down 6.3% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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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