S&P 500 Worst Year Since 2008 as Mega Cap Tech Stocks were Shredded

The Blue-Chip S&P 500 index had a dismal year, down 19.4% in 2022, it was the worst performance since 2008. The benchmark index saw one new high in 2022, January 3 with the now infamous January 5 FOMC minutes from the Federal Reserve putting paid to anymore for the year. By comparison the S&P 500 clocked 70 fresh record highs in 2021. Trailing only 1995 with 77 closing highs. Last year energy companies Devon and Marathon were the top two … Continue reading “S&P 500 Worst Year Since 2008 as Mega Cap Tech Stocks were Shredded”

Semiconductor gloom as AMD Warns Again, Samsung First Profit Decline in Three Years

Advanced Micro Devices issued preliminary third-quarter results Thursday that are well below its initial guidance from an already weak second-quarter earnings and guidance where AMD slashed its revenue and gross margin guidance for Q3, citing a “significantly” weaker PC market. Now they are saying it’s even worse saying its non-GAAP gross margin is expected to come in around 50%, while it had previously expected gross margin to be closer to 54%. AMD is seen as having a significant market opportunity … Continue reading “Semiconductor gloom as AMD Warns Again, Samsung First Profit Decline in Three Years”

All AMD’s Major Segments Grew but Sees Declines in PC Business for Q3

Advanced Micro Devices reported second-quarter earnings on Tuesday after the close of markets that essentially matched estimates for profit and revenue but guided lower for the current quarter. $AMD stock fell over 6% in extended trading. AMD is seen as having a significant market opportunity as its primary rival for PC and server processors, Intel continues to disappoint. All four of AMD’s major segments grew during the quarter, in which overall revenue soared 70% year over year. Graphics processors for … Continue reading “All AMD’s Major Segments Grew but Sees Declines in PC Business for Q3”

AMD Guides Higher With Gross Margins Rising to 48% With Popularity of Expensive Processors

Advanced Micro Devices reported better than expected third-quarter earnings on Tuesday after the close of markets. $AMD also guided higher for the fourth quarter. Gross margin rose to 48% from 44% y/y with more expensive processors selling more.

Advanced Micro Devices Revenue Growth Driven by GPU, PC CPU and EPYC Processors

Advanced Micro Devices report Q2 earnings after the close Tuesday. AMD has benefited from the Covid-19 work from home demand for loud computing data centers and increased PC sales. Analysts looking for a closing date for the Xilinx acquisition

Advanced Micro Devices Ryzen and Epyc Processor Sales Boost From Work From Home Data Centers

Advanced Micro Devices reported Q1 earnings after the close Tuesday on target after AMD has benefited from the Covid-19 work from home demand for loud computing data centers and increased PC sales but did not give a target for earnings per share sending the stock lower.