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NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) - No industry sums up the volatility of the tech sector more than the semiconductor industry. Nvidia’s stock saw a nearly three-year surge that saw it rise nearly 800% come crashing down at the end of 2018. However, the stock is bouncing back. Shares of NVDA are up nearly 22% for the year and just over 12% since March 8. Some of the reason for the stock’s slump was due to the cryptocurrency meltdown, but the extent of the stock’s crash showed a fundamental misunderstanding of the company’s product offerings. The graphic processors that the company designs, while essential for crypto-miners, are far more in demand for video games and datacenters – which include applications for artificial intelligence (AI). Currently, AI applications account for about 25% of Nvidia’s business. That’s where the news gets particularly enticing for investors. At the GTC 2019 conference on March 18, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s partnership with Toyota Motors. In a nutshell, Nvidia through its DRIVE Constellation simulator is going to provide the technology that will allow Toyota to create virtual simulations which can lead to a rapid acceleration of the company’s testing capabilities while helping to cut costs, increase safety and improve efficiency.

NVIDIA Corp. engages in the design and manufacture of computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related multimedia software. It operates through the following segments: Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Tegra Processor, and All Other. The GPU segment comprises of product brands, which aims specialized markets including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users.Read More 

Current Price: $222.83
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 28 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $215.84 (3.1% Downside)

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