The semiconductor industry is considered to be the most important industry and most nations are striving to remain competitive at least some aspect of this critical industry. Advanced semi-conductors create better products that lead to a greater demand in this industry. Currently, economic uncertainty is prevailing in almost every sector of the world because of the ongoing viral pandemic. Here are two stocks in the semiconductor industry that investors should consider buying are Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC). Both these semiconductor companies are facing new challenges but their competitive edge makes both stocks worth buying.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) share has experienced unusual options activity on Tuesday as the company stock price moved up 2.88% during the trading session of Tuesday. Investors will be expecting a good performance from AMD as it heads towards its next earnings release. AMD is anticipating to report earnings of $0.36 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 100%.
Advanced Micro Devices has recently launched the first AMD RyzenTM mobile processors and the latest AMD AthlonTM mobile processors for Chromebook platforms. These processors have 178% faster web browsing capability as compared to the previous generation. These two processors were designed in partnership with Google.
The AMD Ryzen and Athlon 3000 C-Series Mobile Processor lineup introduces the first-ever ‘Zen’ architecture-powered Chromebooks of its kind with systems from Acer, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo launching in Q4 2020. AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processor has the ability to perform 212% better compared to the previous generation of AMD Chromebooks. It offers 104% faster office productivity performance compared to the previous generation AMD Chromebooks.
Advanced Micro Devices now holds nearly 20% of the PC Chip market and nearly 6% of the server chip market. This company is using third-party Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing for its chips. It has been disclosed that its EPYC server chips and Ryzen PC Chips are currently manufactured on TSMC’s 7nm process.
This company share has gained +2.29 on Tuesday at $81.77. Its share price went from a low point around $27.43 to briefly over $94.28 in the past 52-weeks of trading. AMD stock has moved up 198.10% from its 52-weeks low and moved down -13.27% from its 52-weeks high. Looking at its profitability, it has a return on assets, equity, and investment of 10.30%, 21.50%, and 12.40%, respectively. AMD market capitalization has remained high, hitting $93.25 billion at the time of writing.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC)
If we look at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) has launched the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel Atom® x6000E series, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® N and J series which has different internet of things capabilities. Intel’s main competitive advantage is that it has worked closely with its customers. INTC enabled its customers and developers to work faster and deliver more powerful results with enhanced, containerized packages to enable sensing, vision, automation, and other transformative edge applications.
On the other hand, the company has entered into a strategic collaboration with Lightbits labs to solve the problems of today’s data center operators. Intel Corporation has also announced that it is scheduled to host its second of two Intel® Partner Connect events on October 20, 2020. It aimed to build a trusted foundation for computing in a data-centric world.
This company shares headed falling 0.47% after its lost -0.24 on Tuesday. In the past 52-weeks of trading, this company’s stock has fluctuated between the low range of $43.63 and a high range of $69.29. It has moved up 17.33% from its 52-weeks low and moved down -26.12% from its 52-weeks high. Focusing on its liquidity, it has a current ratio of 2.00. This company’s market capitalization has remained high, hitting $214.13 billion at the time of writing. Intel Corporation is still making a lot of money and has been growing during the pandemic.