Stocks to Watch Today: AMD and UBER
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Stocks to Watch Today: AMD and UBER

AMD's stock surged following plans to acquire AI lab Silo AI for $665 million, while Uber's shares dipped as Hong Kong announced intentions to regulate ride-hailing services, potentially impacting the company's operations in the city.
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In today’s market, two tech giants are making waves: Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is set to acquire a major AI lab, while Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) faces potential regulation in Hong Kong. These developments are influencing their respective stock performances, with AMD’s shares gaining over the trading day and UBER shares dipping.

AMD: Boosting AI Capabilities with Strategic Acquisition

AMD’s stock surged 3.53% to $183.35 following news of its planned acquisition of Silo AI, Europe’s largest private AI lab, for $665 million in cash. The deal, expected to close in the second half of 2024, is part of AMD’s broader strategy to invest in AI companies. Over the past year, AMD has invested more than $125 million across a dozen AI firms.

The acquisition of Silo AI, known for its enterprise-focused AI solutions and open-source multilingual large language models, is set to enhance AMD’s AI software capabilities.

AMD’s market cap now stands at $286.25 billion, with a trailing P/E ratio of 256.67 and a forward P/E of 51.81. The company’s stock has shown impressive performance, with a year-to-date return of 24.37% and a five-year return of 453.03%.

UBER: Facing Regulatory Challenges in Hong Kong

Uber’s stock declined 3.06% to $69.14 amid news that Hong Kong plans to regulate ride-hailing services after a decade of unregulated operation. The government intends to license platforms like Uber and introduce tougher penalties for rule-breaking.

This development could significantly impact Uber’s operations in Hong Kong, where it currently has over 10,000 drivers but only 1,500 hire-car permits are available.

Despite the news, Uber’s financial metrics remain strong, with a market cap of $144.37 billion and a year-to-date return of 12.22%. The company’s five-year return stands at 56.32%, and analysts maintain a strong buy recommendation with an average price target of $86.12.

Disclaimer: The author does not hold or have a position in any securities discussed in the article.