Where’s The Tipping Point? Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), AutoNation, Inc. (AN)

14 analysts out of 32 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) as a Buy, while 3 see it as a Sell. The rest 15 describe it as a Hold. AMD stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $23.49. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $22.8. Analysts have set AMD’s consensus price at $24.52, effectively giving it a 7.45% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $42 (up 84.05% from current price levels). AMD has a 33.8% ROE, higher than the -5.69% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.93%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter AMD will have an EPS of $0.02, suggesting a -75% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.05. It means that there could be a -58.33% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 48.57% to about $0.52. As for the coming year, growth will be about 84.62%, lifting earnings to $0.96. RSI after the last trading period was 49.64. AMD recorded a change of 3.35% over the past week and returned 14.21% over the last three months while the AMD stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 0%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 23.62%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -24.19% while the shares have moved 96.05% for the past 12 months.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) currently trades at $22.82, which is lower by -2.4% its previous price. It has a total of 1.01 billion outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.83. The company’s stock volume dropped to 42.67 million, worse than 87.11 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 3.35% in its price means AMD is now 23.62% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43171.18 since its $34.14 52-week high price recorded on 13th of September 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 96.05 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $13.78 above the 52 week low of $9.04 set on 4th of April 2018.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)’s EPS was $0.08 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.08. That means that its growth in general now stands at 0%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.08 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of 0%. AMD Dec 19 quarter revenue was $1.42 billion, compared to $1.48 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -4% growth rate. The company’s $-0.06 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) shares depreciated -2.61% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -2.49%. AN’s price now at $32.89 is weaker than the 50-day average of $36.7. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $41.51 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 77.78 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 90.38 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.5%, while institutional investors hold about 87.1% of the remaining shares. AN share price finished last trade -8.45% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -20.9%, while closing the session with -10.52% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

AutoNation, Inc. (AN) shares were last observed trading -36.74% down since June 22, 2018 when the peak of $51.99 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -13.58% puts AN performance for the year now at -7.87%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 0.06%, a 52-week worst price since Mar. 14, 2019. However, it is losing value with -24.96% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $32.3 and $32.59. The immediate resistance area is now $33.44 Williams’s %R (14) for AN moved to 98.97 while the stochastic %K points at 8.93.

AN’s beta is 1.06; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $4.28 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $5.41 billion, which was -5% versus $5.68 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $1.02 compared to $1.02 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 0% year-over-year earnings per share growth. AN’s ROA is 3.8%, lower than the 4.09% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 6.9%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) are around $0.94 per share in three months through March with $1.05 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -6.93% and -7.89%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -6.9%, the target being $4.18 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 1.67%, more likely to see it hit the $4.25 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 1.8%. AN ranks lower in comparison to an average of 3.9% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 12.89%.