Advanced Micro Devices
was up 12.6% in preopen
trading after it posted third-quarter earnings of 64 cents per share excluding one-time items, beating the
First Call/Thomson Financial
estimate of 62 cents and the year-ago 36-cent loss.
The chipmaker boosted tech stocks after Wednesday's negative session.
was up 3% in preopen
was up 2.6%, and
was up 2%.