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  • 3 Notable Chip Stocks

    By Hussain Asghar - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, NVDA, QCOM

    According to a report by Jon Peddie Research, global sales of computer graphics software and hardware should reach $142 billion by 2016, up 17% from this year. With the revival of the economy and increased consumer spending on graphics software and hardware, I can see very bright future prospects for this part of the semiconductor industry. That’s why I have considered NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), and some of its more »

  • Dissecting Debt

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, CL, WIN

    Debt can be toxic and helpful. There is nothing wrong with using leverage to improve returns, as long as this leverage is sustainable. Foolish investors should avoid investing in companies with lots of debt as they can be very dangerous. However, if a company's debt is sustainable, and it has only borrowed heavily to increase returns then investors can rest easy.

    So, here I am going to dissect the more »

  • AMD Looks to Turn Tide with Kaveri

    By Sharma Rina - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC

    AMD (NYSE: AMD) is looking to turn over a new chapter with the release of its Kaveri APU. However, there are rumors doing rounds about the possible delay in the release of this new class of APU. Kaveri is expected to be a big step up for AMD as it tries to cover various bases including power consumption of chips. Kaveri is set to be released in the fourth quarter more »

  • 1 Stock to Profit From the Booming Gaming Market

    By Timothy Green - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, MSFT, NVDA | Editor's Choice

    With shares of NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) falling after its Q2 earnings release, it seems that investors are focusing on what matters least. Total revenue and profit fell year-over-year, dragged down by a huge decline in the mobile Tegra business, but this was expected and doesn't really matter. The core GPU business is growing, and right now, NVIDIA offers an investment opportunity with little downside and an ample margin of more »

  • 3 PC Stocks Goldman Sachs Thinks You Should Avoid

    By Sam Mattera - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, HPQ, INTC

    Goldman Sachs is out with another list of “overpriced stocks.” Comparing the current price of shares to Goldman’s price target, the firm has a list of 40 stocks it thinks are overvalued.

    The stocks named cover a broad spectrum -- everything from Garmin to Celgene (Business Insider has the full list). But notably, PC names stick out as being some of the most overvalued.

    Chipmaker Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) clocks in more »

  • Don’t Invest Based on S&P Ratings

    By Marie Palumbo - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, DELL, HPQ, MSFT, SIRI

    The U.S. credit outlook is now “stable” according to S&P, but investors hardly batted an eye when the news came out June 10. “Few investors care what large rating companies say about the debt of developed countries these days,” says The Wall Street Journal. And why should we? We already knew that the DJIA recently hit a new high and that cyclical stocks are up. S&P’s more »

  • AMD Stocks Could be the Next Intel

    By Mandy Seay - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MSFT, NVDA

    Would you invest in a company that consistently comes in second or third? Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) has demonstrated over the last couple of years that it can never compare to Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). Moreover, when it comes to stocks, investors do not trust a company that is overwhelmed with debt and cash flow problems. In the last couple of years, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has partnered with other more »

  • AMD: The Semiconductor Set to Soar

    By Dan Sayers - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, MSFT, SNE

    Despite a shrinking personal computer market and some under-performing acquisitions (namely ATI), AMD (NYSE: AMD) has an interesting future ahead with the next generation of Microsoft and Sony consoles on the horizon.

    AMD has exclusive contracts with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Sony (NYSE: SNE) for its technology to be utilized in both the Xbox One and Playstation 4, the reason being that x86 architecture is the basis for modern computing more »

  • Why Aren't These Stocks a Good Investment Right Now?

    By Robinson Roacho - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MSFT

    The computer industry is under huge pressure. When the Apple iPad debuted, the digital world took off on a different path. During the last decade, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) were kings in regard to processor design and marketing for personal computers. While both were good, Intel offered better solutions than AMD in terms of processing speed, though this came with a premium cost. AMD managed more »

  • Is This Semiconductor Stock a Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, NVDA, TXN

    In mid-July, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) reported its results for the second quarter of the year. Revenue was down 5% versus a year earlier, as shifts in consumer preferences continue to reduce demand for PCs and therefore, for many of Intel’s products. Operating expenses, including R&D and SG&A, have not changed much and as a result, the company recorded a 29% decline in net income. This is about more »

  • 3 Reasons Why AMD Could Turn Around

    By Piyush Arora - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, NVDA

    If we take a look at the charts, shares of AMD have lost around 90% of their value since 2006. Over the same period, its gross profits have nearly halved, while its operating cash flows have shrunk by 127%. With a debt/equity ratio of 493% and fiscal year 2012 losses mounting to $793 million, it is hard to find a single metric that proposes a buy rating for Advanced more »

  • Don't Lose Sleep Over Microsoft!

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MSFT

    It's earnings season and everyone is glued to their screens. Investors' fingers are extremely itchy at this time of the year, only waiting for the next opportunity to buy or dump shares at a moment's notice. On July 18, the story du jour was Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Q4 earnings announcement. 

    The disappointment

    Mr. Softy reported net income of $0.66 per share on revenue of $19.9 more »

  • A Marathon, Not a Sprint for This Tech Giant

    By Timothy Green - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, QCOM

    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a company that took too long to see the trends unfolding before it. Dominant in both the PC and server markets, Intel ignored the mobile market for far too long, letting companies like Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) take advantage. Now, with the PC market in decline, Intel is pushing hard to make sure that more and more mobile devices have Intel Inside. Progress, however, is slow.

    Intel more »

  • Why You Should Reassess Your Investment in These Stocks

    By Robinson Roacho - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MSFT

    The PC business is bad right now. The golden era when Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) enjoyed higher revenues each and every quarter is gone for good. Apple and Google have effectively killed the PC with the introduction of the iPad and Android-based tablets.

    The software king

    Microsoft has reported earnings, but they came in well below the analysts’ consensus.

    Revenue rose by 13% to $19.8 billion more »

  • AMD Pulls out of its Nose Dive

    By Mark Hibben - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MSFT, SNE

    The long, steep decline in revenue of AMD (NYSE: AMD) has finally come to an end, thanks to the start of processor deliveries for the new Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Sony (NYSE: SNE) game consoles.  Ramp up of production of the custom game console processors can be expected to return AMD to profitability in Q3. The question for investors now becomes, is this profitability sustainable?

    Pulling out of the dive more »

  • Why These Companies Should Not Be in Your Portfolio?

    By Robinson Roacho - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, MSFT

    The PC industry is declining. After Apple introduced the iPad, PC sales have been falling continuously. One of the reasons may be due to the high portability of the iPad compared to the notebook. Further, the notebooks compete directly with the Mac Book for market share.

    The cause for the PC sales decline is not certain. However, two factors may be contributing in the amplification of the effect.

    Hardware

    We more »

  • Three Winners In Semiconductor Devices

    By Jayson Derrick - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, AAPL, QCOM

    Demand for semiconductor devices seem to be broadening with signs of improvement from disparate end-markets and different points in the supply chain. Smartphone demand appears to be gearing towards lower end smartphones driven by a higher price sensitive emerging markets (such as India, China) which bodes favorably for the semiconductor suppliers. Finally, semiconductors involved in the gaming console segment should see upside in revenue as new devices are set to more »

  • What to Expect From These Two PC Companies Before Earnings

    By tarun bachhawat - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC

    If a stock beats analyst estimates on the bottom-line, is it necessarily a good investment? I believe more than beating analysts’ estimates, what matters is whether the company is actually able to generate some real growth. With that said and Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) earnings to be released on July 17, let’s look at how the company is expected to perform in the declining PC industry.

    On revenue

    According more »

  • Stop Worrying Over Intel!

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, INTC, TXN

    Shareholders of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) are climbing up a wall of worry. On July 8, Evercore downgraded Intel to Underweight, citing fears of still-weakening PC trends, peaking chip prices, and the potential of Atom CPUs to cannibalize Core CPUs. Evercore now expects PC sales to fall 10% year-over-year, worse than the prior estimate of 6%. Citi was quick to join the party too, cutting earnings estimates for Intel ahead of more »

  • Which Next-Generation Game Console Has The Advantage?

    By Timothy Green - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, MSFT, SNE

    Although there are three next-generation game consoles, one of which has already been released, the battle is really between Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox One and Sony's (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation 4. Nintendo launched the Wii U, the successor to the original Wii, last year, but sales have been disappointing. While the Wii U is less expensive than both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, the console is also more »

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