The price of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) over the past year has decreased -9.67% while the S&P 500 has increased 18.38%. During the past 20 days, AMD has decreased -9.44% while the broad market has increased 2.67%. AMD ‘s 20-day moving average currently sits above its 100-day moving average. This is a bullish signal that suggests the stock price might continue to rise. AMD’s average trading volume during the past 20 days is higher than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling more certain than usual about the direction of AMD’s future price movements.

Recent trading patterns in the stock of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) have investors on high alert. Traders use price and volume data to predict performance and time their positions. In the case of AMD, the data could have some important implications for future performance. In the most recent quarter, institutional ownership increased by a net of 21.23 million shares, or 3.63%.This is a bullish sign and indicates that institutions are feeling more optimistic about the outlook for AMD overall.255 holders increased their positions, 187 decreased their positions, and 63 holders held their positions.

Among institutions that increased their positions, 83 were new positions. Among holders that decreased their positions, 49 sold out of the stock Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.. Insider ownership during the latest quarter decreased by a net of 1.26 million shares, indicating that AMD’s key executives are feeling more bearish about the stock than they did three months ago. This activity represents a continuation of a theme over the past twelve months. Insider ownership during the last year has decreased by a net of 90.58 million shares.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) has a 20-day RSI of 42.89%. According to this momentum indicator, a reading between 30 and 70 suggests the stock is not especially cheap or expensive, and not on the brink of a trend reversal. The MACD tells a different story. AMD’s 9-day MACD currently sits below the 20-day MACD, indicating that AMD’s upside momentum has decreased during the last three weeks. This suggests that the trend might soon reverse. AMD’s average trading volatility during the past few weeks is -8.38% lower than the average volatility over the past 100 days. This means that the stock’s daily price swings have been less extreme in recent times compared to the past.

Analysts expect Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) to generate earnings per share of $0.02 in 2017. This works out to a decrease of -108.00% compared to last year’s earnings. For comparison’s sake, analysts expect the S&P 500 to grow earnings by an average of 12% in 2017. The average investment rating for AMD on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 3.76 or a Hold. Three months ago, analysts assigned AMD a 3.70 rating, which implies that analysts have become more optimistic about the outlook for the stock over the next year.