|Bid||16.51 x 100|
|Ask||16.52 x 1100|
|Day's range||16.44 - 16.88|
|52-week range||9.04 - 17.34|
|PE ratio (TTM)||108.55|
|Earnings date||25 Jul 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||15.74|
What Should Investors Expect from Intel’s Q2 2018 Earnings? Intel (INTC) has been at the center of industry discussion in the second quarter. On June 21, when Intel announced Brian Krzanich’s resignation, the board of directors stated that it was searching for a new CEO internally and externally.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is expanding its PC and server processor market share, but semi-custom continues to be its growth vector. The company earns a major portion of its EESC (Enterprise, Embedded & Semi-Custom) revenue from semi-custom chips sold to Sony’s (SNE) and Microsoft’s (MSFT) game consoles. The growing demand for PC gaming is driving hardware updates.
Jim Cramer zooms through his take on callers' favorite stocks, including a chipmaker that's making a comeback.
Chipmaker Intel (INTC) is reportedly making efforts to focus on growth opportunities beyond its CPUs, and the acquisition of small custom chipmaker eASIC is a step towards this end. The 120-person company, eASIC, makes customizable eASIC chips that can be used in wireless and cloud environments. The companies didn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal.
In the earlier parts of the series, we saw that Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) EPYC server CPUs (central processing units) are being adopted by several server OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and cloud companies. It is also gaining ground in the PC CPU and GPU (graphics processing unit) space, which encouraged it to go beyond its three traditional markets and tap the emerging technologies of ML (machine learning) and automotive.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) developed an EPYC server CPU (central processing unit) that offered a better price-to-performance ratio than Intel’s (INTC) Xeon server CPUs. Thus, it targeted cloud companies, as they easily adopt new platforms and they order in bulk, as they have large data centers. AMD achieved success in deploying its EPYC with Chinese (FXI) cloud companies like Baidu (BIDU) and Tencent and other cloud providers like Microsoft (MSFT) Azure, Hivelocity, and Packet. EPYC also got adopted in the supercomputing and high computing market.
Over the last two years, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) succeeded in winning some market share from NVIDIA (NVDA) and Intel (INTC) in the discrete GPU (graphics processing unit) and PC CPU (central processing unit) market. One year back, AMD re-entered the server CPU market, where Intel holds more than a 99% share. This is a difficult market, as a lengthy qualification process, Intel’s monopoly, and large investment requirements pose major entry barriers. Many server CPU makers like Cavium (CAVM) launched ARM-based server CPUs but were unable to beat Intel.
Evercore ISI lowers its rating to in line from outperform for Intel shares, saying the search for the company's next CEO will add to investor uncertainty.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) first introduced its 14-nm (nanometer) technology in Polaris GPU (graphics processing unit) in Q2 2016, which boosted its discrete GPU market share to 29.9%, according to Jon Peddie Research. This market share increased to 33.7% in Q4 2017 and 34.9% in Q1 2018 as the cryptocurrency boom boosted demand for AMD’s GPUs.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has confirmed the launch of the 7-nm (nanometer) Vega GPU (graphics processing unit) in 2019, which got rumor mills talking about the next-generation Navi GPU. According to the original GPU roadmap, Navi was supposed to arrive in 2018, but the company has delayed the launch. According to Wccftech, the first Navi GPU would hit the market in late 2019 or early 2020.
Rumor mills are always churning about Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) next GPU (graphics processor units), and this time there are rumors about three GPUs: Polaris, Vega, and Navi. One rumor suggests AMD might launch the third iteration of Polaris under the “Polaris 30” series and the GPU will be built on GlobalFoundries 12-nm (nanometer) node and deliver 15% better performance than its predecessor.
MARKET PULSE Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (amd) rose 0.6% in premarket trade Monday, after Stifel Nicolaus raised the price target by 24%, citing data showing that the chipmaker's Zen-based CPU line was tracking in-line to slightly better than guidance.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is progressing well in the CPU (central processing unit) market and might even overtake Intel (INTC) in the manufacturing node technology. However, this is not the case with its GPU (graphics processing unit) business, Radeon Technologies Group. RTG got a new senior vice president, David Wang, in early 2018, who replaced its earlier head Raja Koduri. Not only did the leadership of the GPU business change, the GPU roadmap also changed.
Here are some things going on today in the world of tech: Two more analysts have downgraded Broadcom (AVGO) on its proposed acquisition of CA (CA), sending the stock down $2.18, or 1%, to $207.80. One persistent worry for GPUs has been the ebbs and flows of the cryptocurrency market, but "gamer demand also appears relatively muted,” writes Peterson.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) launched its first-generation 14-nm Ryzen CPUs (central processing unit) in Q2 2017, which helped it take some market share from Intel (INTC). Its CPU stock crossed 20% in Q3 2017 as its Ryzen Threadripper helped it gain share in the high-end CPU market. However, Intel launched its eighth-generation Coffee Lake processor in Q4 2017 and regained some of the market share it lost to AMD.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is using Infinity Fabric to leverage its Zen cores across low, mid, and high-end PC and server CPUs (central processing units). An example of this is Ryzen Threadripper, which came as a surprise to the Ryzen product suite. Threadripper’s architecture is similar to that of EPYC server CPU with some inactive cores and lesser memory.
Other analysts are bullish on AMD over its increasing competitiveness with its stronger rival Intel (INTC). Intel and AMD operate in a duopoly market where one’s loss is other’s gain. The two stocks are moving in opposite directions as AMD is gaining market share from Intel in the server and PC CPU market.
Moore’s Law, in which every node shrink improves performance and efficiency, is slowing, and the growing demand for efficiency and performance has called for the need to go beyond Moore’s Law. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel (INTC) are doing so using heterogeneous computing. AMD uses Infinity Fabric technology that interconnects its CPUs (central processing units), GPUs (graphics processing units), I/O (input/output) path, and memory.
Some Wall Street analysts are bearish on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) due to the end of the cryptocurrency boom. However, some analysts have become bullish on AMD because of its developments in the server space.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is moving fast on its product and process technology ramp. It has started volume production of its Zen Plus PC processors on Global Foundries’ 12-nm (nanometer) node and is set to start volume production on 7-nm nodes in 2019. At the JPMorgan Global Technology, Media, and Communications Conference, AMD’s chief executive officer, Lisa Su, stated that unlike the 14-nm node, which started with PCs and then server processors, the seven-nm node would start with server processors and then move to PCs.