Intel stock: buy or sell?

INTC stock price: $50.72 -1.65% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019


Intel ended today at $50.72 and depreciated a rough -1.65%. With Friday it's been 5 sliding days in a row, loosing $-1.82 (-3.43%).

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer, networking, data storage, and communication platforms worldwide.

Should I buy Intel stock?

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Currently, Intel stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Intel stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we gathered 15 ratings published for INTC stock in the last 30 days.

Is INTC a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-30Tigress Financialn/aBuy
2019-8-16Northland SecuritiesUnderperformMarket Perform
2019-8-12Loop Capitaln/aHold
2019-7-26UBS Groupn/aBuy
2019-7-26UBS Groupn/aBuy
2019-7-26SunTrust BanksBuyBuy
2019-7-26Sanford C. Bernsteinn/aSell
2019-7-26Sanford C. Bernsteinn/aSell
2019-7-26Royal Bank of CanadaUnderperformUnderperform
2019-7-26Robert W. BairdOutperformOutperform
2019-7-26Northland Securitiesn/aUnder Perform
2019-7-26Morgan Stanleyn/aOverweight
2019-7-26JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aBuy

Intel stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Intel closed today at $50.72 and depreciated a rough -1.65%.

Intel ended today at $50.72 and depreciated a rough -1.65%. Since last Sep/4 when INTC stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $3.74 (7.96%). INTC is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $53.33.

INTC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Intel shares eased -3.46% this week, ending at $50.72. Early September INTC rocketed an extraordinary 6.89% in just one week. Early August INTC plunged a shocking -5.15% in just one week.

Far behind is the all-time high Intel marked by mid April and since then the price is -13.79% below that top. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early September, INTC climbed $3.31 (6.98%).

INTC stock chart (weekly)

Intel stock price history

Intel IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.21 per share1. Since then, INTC stock surged a 24,052.40%, with an average of 616.70% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Intel stock in 1980, it would worth $240,524.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Intel stock historical price chart

INTC stock reached all-time highs on April with a price of $58.83.

Intel stock price target is $53.40

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we found 12 price forecasts for Intel stock:
INTC stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-26WedbushRaises Target$37.50$42.9014.4%
2019-7-26UBS GroupSet Price Targetn/a$58.00-
2019-7-26UBS GroupReiteratesn/a$58.00-
2019-7-26SunTrust BanksReiterates$54.00$58.007.4%
2019-7-26Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price Targetn/a$39.00-
2019-7-26Sanford C. BernsteinReiteratesn/a$39.00-
2019-7-26Royal Bank of CanadaReiterates$41.00$47.0014.6%
2019-7-26Robert W. BairdRaises Target$60.00$65.008.3%
2019-7-26Northland SecuritiesRaises Target$38.00$48.0026.3%
2019-7-26Morgan StanleyRaises Target$61.00$64.004.9%
2019-7-26MizuhoRaises Target$52.00$58.0011.5%
2019-7-26JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price Targetn/a$64.00-
(in average)$49.10$53.409.0%
The price target for Intel stock is $53.40, moving in a range between $65.00 and $39.00. In average, analysts' outlook on INTC price target is positive, increasing the prediction by a 9.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on April, Intel . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
INTC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Intel annual revenues climbed an astounding 12.89% to $70,848.00 M USD from $62,761.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, likewise, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) skyrocketed a 14.42% to 29.72%.

Intel presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Intel TTM sales up to March 2019 were $70,843.00 and income $20,573.00 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Intel business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained stable a tight -0.01%. Regarding profit margin, Intel stayed stable -0.68% to 29.72%

INTC annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$52,710 M-$9,620 M18.3%-
2014$55,870 M6.00%$11,704 M20.9%21.66%
2015$55,355 M-0.92%$11,420 M20.6%-2.43%
2016$59,387 M7.28%$10,316 M17.4%-9.67%
2017$62,761 M5.68%$9,601 M15.3%-6.93%
2018$70,848 M12.89%$21,053 M29.7%119.28%
TTM $70,843 M-0.01%$20,573 M29.0%-2.28%

Quarterly financial results

Intel posted $16,061.00 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -13.91% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $3,974.00 M with a profit margin of 24.74%. Profit margin declined a -3.10% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 27.84%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Intel sales marked a neutral move and stayed constant a -0.03%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Intel posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
INTC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$14,760 M-$2,810 M19.0%-
2017-Q3$16,150 M9.42%$4,520 M28.0%60.85%
2017-Q4$17,053 M5.59%$-687 M-4.0%-115.20%
2018-Q1$16,066 M-5.79%$4,454 M27.7%-748.33%
2018-Q2$16,962 M5.58%$5,006 M29.5%12.39%
2018-Q3$19,163 M12.98%$6,398 M33.4%27.81%
2018-Q4$18,657 M-2.64%$5,195 M27.8%-18.80%
2019-Q1$16,061 M-13.91%$3,974 M24.7%-23.50%

Intel ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Intel shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.05% of all shares.

In case of Intel stock, 68.80% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for INTC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Intel:

Market cap$224.7 B$47.7 B$33.0 B$27.8 B$107.8 B
Total shares4,430.0 M923.8 M1,090.0 M1,480.0 M609.0 M
Float shares4,430.0 M913.7 M1,080.0 M1,480.0 M584.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)68.8%81.5%67.0%83.9%72.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%0.3%0.8%0.2%4.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Intel summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Day range$50.60 - $51.88
Previous close$51.57
Session gain-1.65%
Average true range$1.15
50d mov avg$49.02
100d mov avg$47.70
200d mov avg$49.01
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern

Intel performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We selected Applied Materials, Advanced Micro Devices, HP, NVIDIA, QUALCOMM and Texas Instruments as the bechmarking frame for Intel stock.
AMATApplied Materials20.83%30.90%33.09%
AMDAdvanced Micro De...4.09%14.87%-2.35%
TXNTexas Instruments15.39%18.93%20.48%

Intel competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Intel competitors to examine if you are interested in investing in INTC:

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