Smallest QC Stocks Had Largest Returns Last Week

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The munKNEE Quantum Computing Hardware Developers Index consists of the 9 largest QC companies trading on American stock exchanges excluding Microsoft  (MSFT), Nvidia Corporation (NVDA),  Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), and Inc. (AMZN) due to their extremely large market capitalizations and they are ranked below as to their performances last week, in descending order, and YTD along with a description of their business focus, their current market capitalizations, and their latest news, commentary and/or analysis.

  1. D-Wave Quantum (QBTS): UP 59.6% last week; UP  97.7% YTD
  2. Rigetti Computing (RGTI): UP 35.2% last week; UP 72.4% YTD
    • specializes in superconducting qubit technology and has developed a suite of software tools and algorithms for programming and simulating quantum computations.
    • Market Capitalization: $288 million
    • Latest News, Commentary and/or Analysis: None
  3. Baidu (BIDU): UP 1.4% last week; DOWN 10.1% YTD
    • has pioneered the development of a comprehensive quantum hardware-software integration solution, enabling access to a wide range of quantum chips through various platforms.
    • Market Capitalization: $38B
    • Latest News, Commentary and/or Analysis:
  4. Honeywell International (HON): UP 1.2% last week; DOWN 6.0% YTD
  5. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): UP 0.8% last week; UP 17.9% YTD 
    • focuses on CPUs and GPUs and has launched its MI300X, the most powerful AI chip in history with the power of 2.4 times that of Nvidia's top devices in just one chip as well as 1.6 times the memory bandwidth.
    • Market Capitalization: $281B
    • Latest News, Commentary and/or Analysis:
  6. IBM (IBM): UP 0.7% last week; UP 14.7% YTD 
    • has its own QC chips and systems, which are available for commercial use via its Quantum business unit.
    • Market Capitalization: $172B
    • Latest News, Commentary and/or Analysis:
  7. Intel (INTC): UP 0.5% last week; DOWN 13.4% YTD
  8. IonQ (IONQ): DOWN 3.0% last week; DOWN 12.7% YTD
  9. Micron Technology (MU): DOWN 7.1% last week; DOWN 6.8% YTD
    • began sampling its own HBM3 chips in July which are a 50% improvement in bandwidth over currently available solutions with mass production expected to begin early in calendar 2024, and meaningful revenue from this product in fiscal 2024.
    • Market Capitalization: $88B
    • Latest News, Commentary and/or Analysis:


On average, the above 9 QC stocks were UP 0.2% last week, on average,  and are now UP 1.7% YTD.


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