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AMD is a multinational company specialising in the design of computer processors and graphics chips for computers, servers and game consoles. As a publicly traded company, AMD's shares can be bought and sold on the financial markets. However, investing in a publicly traded company has its risks and it is important to understand the factors that can influence its price before buying or selling AMD stock. On this page we will look at some of the key factors that investors should consider before making a decision to buy or sell AMD shares. We will review the company's financial performance, market trends, technological innovations, competition and other important factors that may affect the buying or selling of AMD stock.

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ISIN code: US0079031078
Index or market: Nasdaq

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Elements to consider before selling or buying AMD shares

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Financial results: AMD's financial results, such as earnings, revenues and forecasts, can have a significant impact on its stock price. Investors closely monitor the company's quarterly results to assess its financial health and ability to generate future earnings.

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Competition: AMD competes with companies such as Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm in the semiconductor and microprocessor industry. Competitive developments, such as new product launches or partnership agreements, may impact AMD's share price.

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Technological innovations: Technological innovations, such as advances in semiconductor design or improvements in AI, can affect AMD's share price. Investors monitor the company's developments in these areas to assess its future growth potential.

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Macroeconomic conditions: Macroeconomic events such as interest rate fluctuations, changes in fiscal policy, or geopolitical unrest can affect the stock market and, consequently, AMD's share price.

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Strategic partnerships: Partnerships with companies such as Lenovo, Samsung and Microsoft may provide AMD with new market opportunities and drive business growth. Announcements of new partnerships or joint product developments can also affect AMD's share price.

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General presentation of AMD

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (AMD) is a semiconductor and microprocessor manufacturer based in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 1969, the company is now a major supplier of processors for personal computers, servers, workstations, telephones and game consoles.

AMD's product portfolio includes desktop and notebook processors, graphics cards, server chips, network adapters, embedded processors, artificial intelligence processors and other connectivity products.

AMD processors are particularly known for their high performance, reliability and low power consumption, which makes them attractive to users of all kinds. In addition, AMD has recently focused on the production of processors for notebooks, which are becoming increasingly popular worldwide.

In terms of the geographical distribution of its activities, the United States is AMD's major market, accounting for about 34.1% of its turnover. China is the second largest market for the company, accounting for about 22.1% of its revenue, followed by Japan (17.7%), Taiwan (10%), Europe (7.5%), Singapore (5.9%) and other countries (2.7%).

AMD competes with semiconductor giants such as Intel and Nvidia. However, the company has grown rapidly in recent years due to the increasing popularity of its products, its expansion into international markets and its collaboration with key partners such as Lenovo, Samsung and Microsoft.

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The major competitors of AMD

We will now provide you with a detailed review of AMD's main competitors in the industry, which you should take into account when analysing this stock.

Intel Corporation

First of all, this American company is the world's leading semiconductor manufacturer in terms of turnover and is therefore a very serious competitor to AMD. It is a company specialising in the manufacture of microprocessors, motherboards, flash memory and graphics processors. The company is listed on the Nasdaq market in the United States.


This other American company is also a major competitor of AMD and is specialised in the mobile technology sector. More specifically, Qualcomm designs and implements telecommunications solutions and has also become one of the world's leading companies in its sector. It designs and sells mobile phone processors and is a so-called fabless company in the sense that it does not have a factory. Qualcomm is also known for developing CDMA technology.

Micron Technology

Another American company in direct competition with AMD. Micron Technology is based in Boise, Idaho and is the parent company of Lexar and Crucial. The activities of this group concern IT infrastructures such as computers, network systems, graphics systems and cloud servers, telephony and mobile peripherals including smartphones and tablets, removable storage media such as USB sticks and floppy disks, as well as various items for the automobile, the connected home and consumer electronics.


This other competitor is a Franco-Italian multinational company also known as ST and currently based in Switzerland. It specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic or semiconductor chips. It is also currently one of the world's largest semiconductor companies and was included in the CAC 40 stock market index in 2017, having exited four years earlier.

NVidia Corporation

The US company NVidia specialises in the design of graphics processors, graphics cards and graphics chips for PCs and game consoles and is based in California. It is also a fabless company that designs its chips in its research centres but subcontracts production. It mainly designs graphics ICs ranging from netbook to professional models.


Finally, we must also take into account the competition from the Infineon semiconductor group, which is a spin-off of Siemens Ag created in 1999 and which went public in 2000. Infineon is currently the world market leader in smart card components and is also one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world.

The major partners of AMD

Of course, AMD does not only have competitors in the industry, but also a number of partners that help it to grow its business and market presence. Here are some concrete examples of recent partnerships with other major players in the IT market.


Together, AMD and Lenovo have developed several notebooks and desktops that use AMD Ryzen and Radeon processors. In 2020, AMD announced that Lenovo would launch the world's first laptop with an AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile processor, offering enhanced performance and improved battery life. In 2021, Lenovo announced the launch of new laptops and desktops powered by AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors, offering improved performance for content creation and gaming tasks.


In 2019, Samsung announced that it would use AMD Radeon graphics chips in its future smartphones.In 2020, AMD announced that Samsung would also use its Ryzen processors for its gaming laptops.The partnership between AMD and Samsung aims to improve graphics performance in smartphones and laptops while reducing power consumption.


Together, AMD and Microsoft have worked on the development of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, both of which are powered by custom AMD processors. AMD and Microsoft also collaborated on the development of Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3, which used the AMD Ryzen 7 processor. In 2021, AMD announced that AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 custom processors would be used in Microsoft's streaming gaming console, Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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Positive factors for AMD shares
The factors in favour of a rise in the AMD share price:

A bullish strategy on the AMD share price, notably as a long term position, should above all be based on a comprehensive analysis of the strengths of this company. This is why we offer you here a complete review of the strong points of this asset and its advantages that can enable this group to continue its growth. 

Firstly, the AMD group benefits from an extremely reliable list of suppliers that assure high quality elements and components at the best price thereby enabling the company to avoid bottlenecks in the supply chain.

AMD also benefits from successful experience in the integration of companies with complementary activities through acquisitions and mergers. These integrations have notably enabled the group to streamline its operations and build a reliable supply chain. In the same way, the strategic acquisition of brands by AMD has enabled it when necessary to develop other product categories.

The AMD group has also managed to achieve significant performance in new markets. Due to this well managed expansion AMD can generate new sources of revenue and reduce the risk associated with the cyclical markets in which it generally operates.

Investors also appreciate the fact that the AMD Group boasts a significant available capital. Due to this sizable capital the group benefits from sufficient resources to successfully launch and pursue new projects and innovations. It is also important to note here that AMD has considerable experience in the development of new and innovative products with numerous patents to its name.

Due to an automated strategy of its activities, AMD has also succeeded in maintaining a consistent quality in its products. This automation has also enabled the company to increase or decrease its production according to the market demand. 

To conclude, the last advantage of the AMD Company, but certainly not the least, is related to its strong product reseller community. The group has in fact been able to develop a true corporate culture with its resellers who take it upon themselves to publicise the AMD products and create internal teams of sellers for these specific products.   

Negative factors for AMD shares
The factors in favour of a drop in the AMD share price:

Although the advantages of AMD shares and the strengths of the group appear numerous it is important also to take into account, when implementing your strategies, the weaknesses and disadvantages of this company which can lead to obstacles for its future growth. Here therefore is a list of this group’s weaknesses that you need to know.

Among the major weaknesses of this asset we note the profitability rate and net contribution percentage of AMD which are generally lower than those of their competitors. Another point, the financial planning of the company is incorrectly managed. In fact, the asset and liquid asset ratio shows that the group could use its capital in a more effective manner than it does at present.

AMD also displays certain weaknesses relative to the management of product demand, often badly forecast, which lead to missing out on certain sales opportunities contrary to its competitors who succeed in correctly predicting the future needs of their clients. AMD is therefore lacking in performance concerning the management of its stock which is higher internally than through the channels.

Another point, AMD has not succeeded in meeting new challenges presented by newcomers in new sector activities and has lost position on certain niche market sectors. The company therefore needs to implement an internal review system with onsite sales teams to conquer new markets.

The turnover rate in the employment of the AMD Company is also significant compared with that of its major competitors. Therefore the company has to continually invest in the training of these employees which makes it less competitive than other companies in this sector that appear to better manage the company entrepreneurial spirit.

Finally, and despite major investment capabilities, the AMD Group does not invest sufficiently in R & D compared to other major players in this sector. Although investments in research and development remain above average, the company is not competitive in respect to this compared to the more dynamic companies in this activity sector that are more innovative. AMD appears to concentrate more on tried and tested products in this market on which it appears to base its strategy.

The information supplied here is only for indicative purposes and should not be used without the completion of a comprehensive and complete fundamental analysis of this asset notably taking into account exterior data, future publications and announcements and all fundamental events and news that could influence the strengths and weaknesses or make them more or less significant. This information does not in any way constitute recommendations relating to the completion of transactions or a solicitation to buy or sell an asset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the largest shareholders of AMD?

The AMD group belongs to different shareholders who share its capital. It is interesting to know these shareholders and their participation in the company. It should be noted in particular that the investment fund The Vanguard Group currently holds 9.8% of the capital of this company. We also then find West Coast Hitech with 6.9% of the shares. Finally, the investment fund BlackRock Inc holds 6.2% of the group's shares.

Where and how to monitor the financial results of the AMD group?

The financial analysis of AMD is essential if you want to invest effectively in this value. To carry out this analysis, you can therefore consult the group's balance sheets and various financial publications which are available on this company's website, in the section reserved for investors. You will find there all the data you need to perform these analyzes and maximize your chances of a successful investment.

How do I buy or sell AMD stock?

To buy or sell AMD stock, you must first open an online brokerage account with a securities firm. You can buy or sell AMD shares by placing stock orders via the broker's online trading platform. You can choose between different types of orders, such as market orders, limit orders and stop orders, depending on your investment strategy and financial goals. It is also possible to trade on the AMD share price with CFDs or contracts for difference without actually buying these shares and holding them in a stock portfolio.

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