Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, embattled chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AMD and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

AMD facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sunnyvale, Calif. (1969)

Market Cap

$1.7 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.0 billion


CEO Rory Read (since 2011)

CFO Devinder Kumar (since 2012)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$1.3 billion / $2.0 billion





Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 18% of the 3,770 members who have rated AMD believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star MrOneHundred, touched on the headwinds working in the stock's favor:

It's hard to imagine AMD driving any lower than it is presently, but with a PC dying market and tremendous competition in the microprocessor market with Intel, the last bastion of hope (IMO) is AMD's video graphics cards (which I personally happen to like). I'm sure I'll be attacked on this, but if AMD is to survive the mobile/tablet revolution (of sorts), then it will need to either cut back on some of its operations or develop products that can take advantage of the market's direction. This pick is meant for the long term. An initial climb back up is probably inevitable, but I'm not going to risk it with real cash.

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