Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) Stock Coverage Initiated at Susquehanna

Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) stock, starting the company at Neutral.With a rating of Neutral on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $8.00. The one-year price target of $6.04 is lower than the opening price of $6.23, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the stock in recent days. Changes in price targets are not uncommon as analysts and brokerage firms will publish periodic updates after beginning or initiating coverage.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed mostly flat, after trading firmly higher, in a volatile session ahead of the start of a pair of closely watched central-bank policy meetings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.02% closed down 3.63 points at 18,120.17.

The blue-chip gauge had been up by as much as 131 points earlier and traded within a 162-point range.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.00% slipped 0.04 points to close at 2,139.12, after trading within an 18-point range

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.18% declined 9.54 points, or 0.2%, to close at 5,235.03.

Earlier, the index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) opened at $6.23 yesterday trading between $6.12 and $6.28, and last traded at $6.14, which represents a decrease of $0.02 over the previous closing price.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) currently has a market cap of 4.88B.

9,779,147 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 32 percent below normal, out of a total float 665,094,000. Swing traders often use swings in trading volume to determine large volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

As with all possible breakouts, investors watch for volume to be at least 40%-50% greater than normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these retain teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

With that in mind, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) now has a 50-day MA of $6.80 and 200-day MA of $4.70. It has traded in a 52-week range between $1.65 – 8.00 and today’s last price is 0.23% lower than the 52 week high of $8.00.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors look for companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more over a 3 year period.

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