AMD's Fundamentals Should Be Strong, But Will the Market Buy It?

On Thursday, chip-maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is set to step into the earnings spotlight. AMD's microprocessors and chip sets are used in everything from computers to cars to consumer electronics. Analysts' expectations call for a loss of 15 cents per share, compared a loss of 69 cents per share a year ago. Historically, AMD has shown promise in the earnings confessional, only to drop in the subsequent quarter.