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Wall Street sets AMD stock price for the next 12 months

Wall Street sets AMD stock price for the next 12 months
Elmaz Sabovic

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), renowned for its extensive range of microprocessors, graphics processors, and embedded/semi-custom chips, has established a noteworthy position in the fiercely competitive semiconductor industry. 

In the third quarter of 2023, the company disclosed revenue of $5.80 billion, reflecting an 8% increase quarter-over-quarter and a 4% increase year-over-year. Non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) for Q3 2023 stood at $0.70, exceeding the company’s projected $0.57 and the consensus estimate of $0.68. 

Additionally, the company is engaged in initiatives to develop Arm-based CPUs for Windows PCs, indicating a strategic effort to broaden its product range.

In contrast to the previous month of October, which saw this stock value dip below the $100 threshold, after a reported third-quarter earnings, it has experienced subsequent gains. On its previous close on November 29, AMD traded at $123.85 per share. It gained 1.51% in the 24-hour period, adding to a 3.15% increase in value over the past five days.

AMD 7-day stock price chart. Source: Finbold
AMD 7-day stock price chart. Source: Finbold

Wall Street’s forecast for AMD

Analysts from Wall Street have set an optimistic 12-month price target for AMD. The average price objective currently stands at $126.79, suggesting a potential increase of approximately 2.37% from the current share price.

Wall Street analysts’ average price target for AMD. Source: TipRanks
Wall Street analysts’ average price target for AMD. Source: TipRanks

The stock has an average analyst rating of ‘Strong Buy,’ based on 22 ‘Buy’ recommendations, while 7 advised ‘Hold’ and none suggested a ‘Sell.’

This quarter marks a stark difference from the previous one, whose earnings disappointed investors, with revenue falling 18% to $6.5 billion and net profit slipping 44% to $1.7 billion.

Analyst forecasts indicate growing optimism, with some predictions reaching as high as $150. This positive outlook considers AMD’s robust competitive position, anticipating that its Zen-based EPYC processors will substantially capture market share from Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) DCAI business. 

Projected gains from high-performance desktops, notebooks, and servers, coupled with enhanced gross margins from the increased growth in the data center and embedded segments, spell solid future performance.

AMD’s leadership has been implementing a strategy concentrated on expanding its presence in artificial intelligence (AI) and data center segments. However, The semiconductor industry is influenced by a range of external factors, including economic cycles, trade policies, and technological shifts. AMD is not exempt from these influences, and corrections in end markets such as auto, industrial, and data centers present potential risks.

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