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This Is Why Nvidia Is Surging Today as Other Tech Stocks Falter

Published October 6, 2020 6:02 PM
Mark Emem
Published October 6, 2020 6:02 PM
  • Shares of Nvidia are up over 3% in Tuesday’s trading.
  • The virtual Nvidia GPU Technology Conference kicked off Monday.
  • The chipmaker cements its place in graphics processing while charting a new revenue line in the AI field.

Even after a triple-digit rally so far this year, graphics chipmaker Nvidia’s stock is not done yet.

The company was among the leaders Tuesday on the tech-heavy Nasdaq gaining over 3% . The Nasdaq, meanwhile, is being dragged down by major tech giants like Apple.

NVDA’s surge coincides with the company’s GPU Technology Conference , which is being held virtually.

Since the virtual conference started Monday, the stock is up over 5%.

NVDA is up nearly 5% since its virtual technology conference kicked off. | Source: Yahoo Finance 

Year-to-date, the stock has surged by about 140%.  The stock hit a record high early last month.

Why Nvidia’s Stock Keeps Climbing

Nvidia’s rally comes after a series of developments that are an indication of the chipmaker’s bright prospects. At the virtual conference, multiple new products and partnerships have been announced.

While Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units that are popular in gaming, the virtual conference highlighted the company’s growing prowess in artificial intelligence.

Among the customers who are now using Nvidia’s AI technology include Microsoft and American Express. Microsoft is adopting Nvidia AI on Azure, which will be applied to grammar correction and text prediction on Microsoft Office, among others.

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Larger tech companies are adopting Nvidia’s artificial intelligence technology offerings. | Source: @NVIDIAAI/Twitter 

At American Express, Nvidia AI has been adopted in preventing fraud and foiling cybercrime.

Nvidia is additionally unveiling a new AI starter kit targeting hobbyists, students, and educators.

Nvidia AI to Aid in Pharmaceutical Research

At the virtual conference, the company announced that it had inked a deal with British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline for the use of its computing and artificial intelligence technology in data-driven drug discovery .

Additionally, Nvidia is in the process of building the most powerful computer in the U.K., which will be made available to healthcare researchers.

Other announcements include new data processing units specifically tailored for use in data centers.

The latest surge comes less than a month since Nvidia announced it was acquiring chips designer Arm from Softbank for $40 billion .

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Last month, Nvidia announced it was acquiring Arm from SoftBank. | Source: @Reuters/Twitter 

It’s the largest semiconductor deal  ever by dollar value and is expected to boost Nvidia’s data center business.

Analysts Hike Stock Price Target

The surge in NVDA came after BMO Capital raised the stock’s target price to $650 from $565 . The price hike is based on the belief that Nvidia’s business is “going into overdrive.”

Other analysts are equally bullish. Analysts at Evercore ISS see “enormous growth potential” for many more years to come.

Among the 37 analysts currently covering the stock, the consensus rating is overweight .

For the past three months, the consensus rating on Nvidia’s stock has been overweight. | Source: WSJ 

The highest price target is $700, which represents an upside potential of over 25%.

Disclaimer: This article represents the author’s opinion and should not be considered investment or trading advice from CCN.com. The author holds no investment position in the above-mentioned securities.