ViRGE wrote on May 17, 2013, 10:40: AMD's stock was up 82% in a month for no good reason - in fact they had just recently reported that they lost money on the quarter yet again.
Exactly. The stock rose because of rumors of an Intel merger and because of expected deferred earnings from AMD's hardware in the next generation of consoles. The rest of the rise is from people taking advantage of these two expectations by shorting the stock. That's not exactly "fraud," but it is a practice frowned upon.