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AMD vs. Intel (INTC) – Semiconductor War

For many years AMD was more of a nuisance than competition for Intel (INTC), but in recent years AMD has provided some pretty good competition for Intel.

AMD recently warned it would not meet its projected revenue for the first quarter of 2007, mostly a result of Intel putting significant pressure on AMD’s profit margins.

AMD recently acquired graphics and chipset semiconductor maker ATI hoping to gain a competitive edge over Intel through integration of the two company’s products, but positive results from the merger will take time to come to fruition, so AMD’s short term prospects are looking pretty grim.

Competitors for AMD include: Intel Corp. (INTC), Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (private), IBM Microelectronics (private), and Atmel Corp. (ATML).
Potential Trades:
AMD’s stock price has been on the decline for the last year, but was recently buoyed after rumors AMD might be acquired through private equity. Unless AMD is acquired or merges, AMD’s stock price is looking really bearish in the near term. Using PowerOptions powerful stock options search tools, we found the following bear call credit spreads position for AMD.

Bear-Call Credit Spread Search Results
Expire/Strike Bid Buy
Expire/Strike Ask %
AMD 13.92 AMDDC 07 APR 15.0 (47) 0.46 AMDDW 07 APR 17.5 (47) 0.14 14.7

The bear call credit spreads position found for AMD has a potential return of 14.7% if AMD’s stock price remains below the short call strike price of $15 at stock options expiration in April of 2007 which is just 47 days away. The position starts to become less profitable as the stock price closes above $15 at stock options expiration. If the price of the stock rises above the long call strike price of $17.5 at stock options expiration, the position essentially loses everything except the initial credit of $32 per option (100 shares).

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