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

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Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Advanced Micro Devices fell $0.05 (-1.5%) to $3.37 on light volume. Throughout the day, 13,594,265 shares of Advanced Micro Devices exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 29,696,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.35-$3.44 after having opened the day at $3.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.42. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: FAB Universal ( FU), down 26.4%, Bazaarvoice ( BV), down 17.0%, RIT Technologies ( RITT), down 14.5% and voxeljet AG ADR ( VJET), down 13.8%.

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 $2.5 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 42.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Advanced Micro Devices a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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 and generally high debt management risk.

On the positive front, On Track Innovations ( OTIV), up 16.5%, CounterPath Corporation ( CPAH), up 15.8%, OCZ Technology Group ( OCZ), up 14.3% and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation ( AMCC), up 12.8% , were all gainers within the technology sector with Cisco Systems ( CSCO) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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