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Bloodbath for AMD at the Stock-Markets, Company Struggles to Survive

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure, the graphics division brings some cheer for the company but seriously, to what extent is it helping the company alongside a marginally increased market-share with processors? Not much. AMD struggles to survive as stocks plummet below the $6 mark at NASDAQ index, which was priced at $15 /share only a year ago; this is the lowest value for the AMD stock since 2002.

    AMD’s survival is crucial for the entire computing industry as it keeps check on inflating prices by major players such as Intel and NVIDIA (who themselves are seeing bad days at the stock-markets these days). It has immense engineering potential to take on major players and force them to slash their prices. There are talks already doing rounds of CEO Hector Ruiz planning to quit.

    Market forces and mal-informed consumerism are also to blame. A person chooses competitive brands over AMD products mainly because they’re supplied and marketed better, sure Intel and NVIDIA do make better products in many categories but ‘better’ is a very relative value, how much better and for how much more (price) is something that keeps fluctuating, again fluctuations are mainly triggered by competition that AMD brings into the market. In other words, thank AMD for making NVIDIA sell GeForce 8800 GT for as low as $120 or better still, giving rise to a whole new SKU, the GeForce 9800 GTX+, with the ‘+’ matching the red cross on first-aid kits.

    Source: Yahoo Finance
     
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  2. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    If i was mega rich,i would bail amd out.

    I hope they can get through this hard time,no one wants to see amd dissapear.
     
  3. TheMailMan78

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    Hey btarunr Yahoo isnt 100% correct on this. AMD hit well below 4 bucks back in 2002.

    Not saying they are any trouble but they have been worse off. Also as you well know the American market place isnt the most friendly right now. It never is before an election.
     
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    Check this out man.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_9860767

    Just look at their 20 year history and check October 2002. Im not giving you a hard time this is just something I know about.

    FYI I have money invested in AMD. Thats another reason I keep track of these things. :)
     
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    i hope amd doesn't go down. that would me the end of mainstream prices for components as we know it. current high end prices will become the new mainstream prices . that would be a sad day.
     
  7. Paintface

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    sounds like a good time to invest( and support) AMD now
     
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    amd has good graphics cards now but they haven't made a competitive cpu since the X2 6000+, so many people don't buy as many amd motherboards and buy intel instead:shadedshu

    poor ati:shadedshu
     
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    fix "extent", unless its another British word I never herd about... :))

    and OMG... and I thought the graphics division would bring AMD profits...
     
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    i don't like this a bit. and i just bought a brand new X2 4600+ :(
     
  11. btarunr

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    I'm the worst victim of this internal divide between BrE and AmE. :shadedshu
     
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    It's great, because I bought AMD a few days when they were $5.57, now they are well under $5.00. Awesome.
     
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    If you haven't heard of the widely used word "extent", perhaps you shouldn't try to correct others use of the English language.
     
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    Oh well, time to waste some more hard-earned cash. The last thing we need is for AMD to die in the midst of NV f-ing up so badly. We might not see a card under $400 if they do.
     
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    one way to fix this i for AMD to start making intel chipsets again yea sounds dumb but AMD ca do quadfire mobo's that run cool and support gen 2 PCI-e on 4 slots @8x intel still pushes out mobos with dual 8x and they are considered enthusiast grade boards. :shadedshu

    one thing i don't understand is it used to be about a 90/10 split between intel and AMD computers at bestbuy were i work now we carry more AMD's than intels yet the stock continues to fall? :ohwell: and i know that i personally have sold many more AMD's than intels they have a better price:performance ratio

    if people want to see tech move foreward it would be a good decision to start investing now. otherwise al of you can live withthe monopoly of intel and nv
     
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    Be careful when looking at prices of stocks over a long history. Keep in mind that there are stock splits that might "halve the value" overnight.
     
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    Things may turn around ATI have had a good run in the gpu department recently and if AMD can produce some decent cpus with better clock speed and L2 cache they might be in bussiness.
     
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    The Phenom CPU's are useless. If enthusiasts don't like certain CPU they will influence the regular consumor. And the Phenom can not be overclocked to decent speeds. I do my best at recommending ATI hardware, but I don't recommend AMD hardware simply because their CPU's can't compete with Intel.

    Not that Intel is coming with their E5 and E7 CPU's, AMD is going to loose eaven more...
     
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    Of course. But that wasn't the case here. Trust me I remember the year VERY well. It wasnt my best. :shadedshu
     
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    AMD stock has only decreased by roughly $3 in the last 6 months and you call this a blood bath? Compared to the same time frame, Nvidia's stock price drop by roughly $16 leaving a $13 stock price, drop gap between the 2 companies. This kind of comparison puts things into prospective. Also, why is there no article? The only link in the OP is yahoo ticker.
     
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    Yeah that was kinda my point but btarunr is only reporting what some of the media is saying. Sometimes the news is pretty melodramatic. I dont think we have to worry about AMD. As a matter of fact I think in the next 6 months your going to see some pretty big gains.......at least I'm not selling my stocks until the effects of the 4800 series start to be felt. If I dont see any gain from that then Ill sell out. AND trust me I'm not the only one.

    Also lets not forget this is right before the election. After that its anyones game. If you got balls then NOW is the time to buy.
     
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    No, we don't but IMHO we should leave the sensationalism with the reporters, not here. Also, if they are other reports they should be linked to the OP. Not left to us to google.
     
  23. TheMailMan78

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    Well like I said btarunr got this info from multiple places. Lets not kill the messenger. Bottom line is he got us all talking and got you researching the truth. And that is what you should do with any information. Was it over the top? Sure but most "news" is.
     
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    What you are saying doesn't make sense. What message is being presented if there is no link? You say there are multiple places however none are linked to the OP at this time. Which is what I am talking about. Sure after the fact we can google link articles. But it should have been presented in the OP. Also, after reading the information does it relate to the subject? Per your own statement it was over the top.
     
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    Read all the posts man. I was the first one to question this news. He posted another source than Yahoo. I also did too in response to that.
     

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