Intel stock: buy or sell

INTC stock price: $55.35 2.48% At close on May 14th, 2021

Updated on:
May 17th, 2021


Intel stock brief

  • Intel closed last Friday at $55.35 after rising a 2.48% and broke a streak of 3 sessions in negative.
  • Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells essential technologies for the cloud, smart, and connected devices for retail, industrial, and consumer uses worldwide.

Should I buy Intel stock?

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Is $INTC stock a buy?

Currently, Intel stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean $INTC will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Intel stock?

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As a rule of thumb, you must never hold a trading operation that yields greater losses than those expected by the time of the buy. The moment to sell shares must always be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Intel stock?

In the current situation of Intel there is not any eligible sell setup, so Intel stock holders with operations in green can keep their positions

Intel ratings

In the last 30 days, 7 ratings were published for Intel

Intel analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Apr 21st, 2021
Raymond James
Apr 23rd, 2021
Needham & Company LLC Strong buy
The Goldman Sachs Group Strong sell
UBS Group Strong buy
Apr 29th, 2021
Needham & Company LLC Strong buy
May 7th, 2021
Bank of America Strong sell
May 10th, 2021
Atlantic Securities NeutralSell

Intel stock analysis

SMAs overview

INTC stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $56.40 (1.90% above)
  • R2: $57.00 (2.98% above)
  • R3: $57.56 (3.99% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $55.29 (-0.11% below)
  • S2: $55.15 (-0.36% below)
  • S3: $54.18 (-2.11% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    INTC stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    After breaking below the line of 30 yesterday, rebound back above with a reading of 37.07. This is a sign of strength for the Intel shares

    INTC stock RSI chart

    Intel stock price history

    Intel started trading on Mar 17th, 1980 at $0.20 per share1. Since then, INTC stock surged by 27,575.00%, with an average of 672.56% per year. If you had invested thousand dollars in Intel stock on the IPO, it would have a value of $276,750.00 today.

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

    INTC stock price history chart

    Price target for Intel stock

    Nobody can predict how much a stock will be priced tomorrow. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, brokerage institutions post their price forecasts based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these forecasts follow the release of new fundamental data by the company, and many times. Again, these predictions are not direct recommendations for small traders and should not be followed blindly.

    The average price target for Intel stock calculated from the table below is $63.17. Intel closed at $55.35 last Friday, that is a 12.38% than the predicted price.

    Intel stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Apr 21st, 2021
    Raymond James Not available
    Apr 23rd, 2021
    Needham & Company LLC $74.00$70.00
    The Goldman Sachs Group $59.00
    UBS Group $73.00
    Apr 29th, 2021
    Needham & Company LLC $74.00$70.00
    May 7th, 2021
    Bank of America $62.00
    May 10th, 2021
    Atlantic Securities $63.00$45.00

    Earnings and financials

    Shareholders event was hosted by Intel ($INTC) in mid-April after releasing the financial report. Intel beat Wall St estimates and reported of $1.39, that is a 20.87% improvement compared to the estimates of $1.15. In line, reported revenues were $19.7 billion compared to estimates of $17.9 billion.

    By comparison, the EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.45, so reported EPS means a decrease of -4.14%. Sales slightly changed on an annualized basis in the , from $198.3B to $196.7B last quarter.

    Intel ($INTC) will host the Q2 earnings call next July. Market estimates of $1.06, compared to Q1 that made $1.39.

    Intel competitors

    Intel is part of the Technology sector and the Semiconductors industry, which contain industry peers.

    Intel most relevant competitors are:

    Intel competitors
    CompanyMarket capRatingBullish ratings1
    Intel ($INTC) $259.1B Neutral 3
    NVIDIA ($NVDA) $318.1B Buy 7
    Texas Instruments ($TXN) $166.3B Buy 12
    Qualcomm ($QCOM) $151.1B Buy 7
    Applied Materials ($AMAT) $105.5B Strong buy 1
    AMD ($AMD) $92.9B Buy 8
    HP ($HPQ) $37.3B Buy 1

    1 In the last 30 days.

    Intel performance

    To better understand Intel stock performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry.. For Intel, the benchmark is made against NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Applied Materials, AMD and HP.

    INTC performance compared
    Intel ($INTC) -14.80% -10.20% 21.50%
    NVIDIA ($NVDA) -11.30% -5.40% 5.70%
    Texas Instruments ($TXN) -4.80% 2.40% 18.80%
    Qualcomm ($QCOM) -5.40% -12.20% -11.00%
    Applied Materials ($AMAT) -6.50% 5.50% 77.00%
    AMD ($AMD) -10.50% -20.60% -8.30%
    HP ($HPQ) -2.70% 20.40% 73.90%

    The thoughts written in this article are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this text does not know the specific scenarios of the reader, his or her own financial statements or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Opinions are provided for education reasons only

    Intel summary

    Friday, May 14th, 2021
    Day range$54.26 - $55.85
    Previous close$54.01
    Session gain2.48%
    Average true range$1.58
    50d mov avg$61.56
    100d mov avg$58.61
    200d mov avg$53.46
    Earnings dateJuly 22nd, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Intel stock symbol?

    Intel Corporation is a public company trading in the US stock market with the INTC symbol

    Is Intel stock a buy or sell?

    Intel received 7 ratings in the last 30 days: 3 bullish, 3 bearish and 0 neutral.

    Will INTC go up?

    Intel had different price forecasts posted by market analysts in the last month setting the target price to $63.17. That is a 14.13% than the last price ($55.35).