No matter what's going on in the market or a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.
Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 120,000 members on nearly 5,400 stocks, giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.
In the case of computer microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices
1. New chips
AMD recently unveiled its new Shanghai line of processors, which use an advanced 45-nanometer manufacturing process, bringing the company up to speed to compete better with rival Intel
2. Turnaround play
Shares in AMD have been absolutely hammered over the past year, knocking the company into small-cap status. But AMD delivered a profit from continuing operations of $0.07 a share in its most recent quarter, much better than its previous losses. Gross margin grew from 41% to 51% for the quarter, and its graphics division had a 55% sequential gain in sales, suggesting that the ATI deal is starting to pay off, and giving some stronger competition to NVIDIA
3. Leaner and more competitive
The company recently spun off its manufacturing plants into a joint venture with the United Arab Emirates' government, allowing AMD to have a tighter focus. Texas Instruments
Of course, there's a lot more devil in the details of these buy-side opinions, which is why CAPS is such a great resource to read the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about AMD, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look.
Stock news, financial commentary, and your daily dose of Foolishness: Get plugged in to The Motley Fool on Twitter!
The Motley Fool Stock Advisor service looks for companies with strong management poised to beat the market over the long haul. To see all the stocks that have helped Tom and David Gardner beat the market by 21 points on average, take a free 30-day trial.
Fool contributor Dave Mock is hoping the dire economy gives him an excuse to skip shopping this year. He owns shares of Intel and NVIDIA. Microsoft, Intel, and Dell are Inside Value recommendations. NVIDIA is a Stock Advisor pick. The Fool owns shares and covered calls of Intel. The Fool's disclosure policy once tipped the scale at 260, but look at it today.