Investing Club: We’re loading up on another semiconductor stock as the tech sector gets battered

Investing Club: We’re loading up on another semiconductor stock as the tech sector gets battered

Lisa Su, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), speaks during a launch event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.
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After you receive this email, we will be buying 50 shares of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) at roughly $130.62. Following the trade, the Charitable Trust will own 750 shares of AMD. This buy will increase AMD’s weight in the portfolio from about 2.15% to about 2.3%.

We are making a second buy in a beaten-down semiconductor stock Monday to ensure that we have put some money to work at these lower prices. The broader market action was pretty rough a couple of hours ago, but there have been some bounces in the time since that look encouraging.

Take Adobe (ADBE) for example. Adobe led the tech sector lower last month after it reported a disappointing quarter, but if today is supposed to be so bad for tech with the yield on the 10-year Treasury up again, then why did ADBE reverse from negative to positive territory? The cue we are taking from this action is a lot of names in tech have gotten oversold and are due for a bounce.

So why buy AMD? Like Marvell Tech (MRVL) from earlier, we trimmed our AMD position back at much higher levels, and we think the price levels are right to buy back those shares. To put some numbers around our trades, our most-recent AMD trim came on December 1st, when the stock traded around $160. Today, AMD shares trade at around $130, representing a decline of about 18% from our sale.

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The only real news that has taken place between December and today is the delay of the Xilinx (XLNX) acquisition. The pushback of the XLNX closing date may have created some unwanted uncertainty for AMD shareholders, but we still think this deal will go through, and we have complete faith in CEO Dr. Lisa Su. The Xilinx deal should act as a catalyst for AMD, as it will give AMD even more exposure to the data center industry and diversify its product portfolio from rival Intel.

In a market struggling to find its footing to start 2022, we like the idea of buying high-quality growth names with a catalyst at a steep discount to our last sale.

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(Jim Cramer’s Charitable Trust is long AMD, MRVL.)

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