AMD sees current-quarter revenue below estimates, shares fall


Adds shares, estimates

Oct 29 (Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD.O missed Wall Street estimates for third-quarter revenue and forecast current-quarter sales below expectations on Tuesday, even as the U.S. chipmaker beat targets for its closely watched data center business.

Shares of the company reversed course to trade down nearly 4% at $31.81 in extended trading.

AMD's forecast comes days after larger rival Intel Corp INTC.O said it anticipated strong spending in data center business in the second half.

U.S. chipmakers have provided a mixed bag of forecasts over the last week. Texas Instruments TXN.O and Xilinx Inc XLNX.O have provided gloomy expectations, citing the impact from U.S.-China trade tensions.

Sales at AMD's computing and graphics segment, which includes graphic chip sales to data centers, rose 36% to $1.28 billion, beating analysts' estimate of $1.13 billion, according to market research firm FactSet.

AMD said it expects fourth-quarter revenue of about $2.1 billion, plus or minus $50 million, compared to analysts' average estimate of $2.15 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Revenue rose to $1.8 billion from $1.65 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 28.

Analysts had expected the company to report revenue of $1.81 billion.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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