The Best (And Worst) Third-Quarter Technology Vendor Stocks


Advanced Micro Devices

CEO: Rory Read

June 28, 2013: $4.08
Sept. 30, 2013: $3.81
Change: -6.6%

AMD's stock performance in the first half of 2013 was second only to Hewlett-Packard's. But like HP, AMD's shares couldn't maintain their gains in the third calendar quarter and fell 6.6 percent.

AMD, like arch-rival Intel, has been hurt by the slowdown in sales of personal computers, despite efforts to diversify into new markets.

In May, AMD launched a low-power Opteron server chip to compete with Intel's Atom processors. And in June, the company said it was prepping a new ARM server chip for debut in 2014.