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AMD, Applied Materials Get Price Target Boosts From Nomura Instinet

Chipmakers Advanced Micro Devices and Applied Materials get price target boosts from  Nomura Instinet.

Chipmakers Advanced Micro Devices  (AMD) - Get Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Report and Applied Materials  (AMAT) - Get Applied Materials Inc. Report had their price targets lifted by Nomura Instinet analyst David Wong.

The analyst boosted his price target on AMD to $58 from $40, and maintained his buy rating.

The new price target is 26% higher than AMD’s closing price Tuesday of $45.86. The average price target on shares of Advanced Micro Devices is $36.66, according to Bloomberg.

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices were rising 4.3% Thursday to $47.09. 

Wong said Advanced Micro Devices should continue strengthening its competitive position in 2020 with a "steady stream" of new product launches in in the 7nm and 7nm+ technologies, according to The Fly.

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Wong, meanwhile, boosted his price target on Applied Materials to $75 from $68. He also maintained his buy rating on the shares.

Applied Materials closed Tuesday at $61.04. The new price target implies a 23% increase. The average price target on Wall Street for Applied Materials is $67.84, according to Bloomberg.

The stock was rising 1.62% in trading Thursday to $62.03. 

Wong said Applied Materials should benefit from a cyclical rebound in global wafer-processing equipment sales in 2020.