Intel stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer, networking, data storage, and communication platforms worldwide.
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|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Intel stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for INTC stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-16||Northland Securities||Underperform||Market Perform|
|2019-7-26||Sanford C. Bernstein||n/a||Sell|
|2019-7-26||Sanford C. Bernstein||n/a||Sell|
|2019-7-26||Royal Bank of Canada||Underperform||Underperform|
|2019-7-26||Robert W. Baird||Outperform||Outperform|
|2019-7-26||Northland Securities||n/a||Under Perform|
|2019-7-26||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||n/a||Buy|
Intel stock analysis
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.
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%).
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 $53.40Predicting 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-26||UBS Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$58.00||-|
|2019-7-26||Sanford C. Bernstein||Set Price Target||n/a||$39.00||-|
|2019-7-26||Sanford C. Bernstein||Reiterates||n/a||$39.00||-|
|2019-7-26||Royal Bank of Canada||Reiterates||$41.00||$47.00||14.6%|
|2019-7-26||Robert W. Baird||Raises Target||$60.00||$65.00||8.3%|
|2019-7-26||Northland Securities||Raises Target||$38.00||$48.00||26.3%|
|2019-7-26||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$61.00||$64.00||4.9%|
|2019-7-26||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Set Price Target||n/a||$64.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter posting its last earnings report on April, Intel . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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%
|2013||$52,710 M||-||$9,620 M18.3%||-|
|2014||$55,870 M||6.00%||$11,704 M20.9%||21.66%|
|2015||$55,355 M||-0.92%||$11,420 M20.6%||-2.43%|
|2016||$59,387 M||7.28%||$10,316 M17.4%||-9.67%|
|2017||$62,761 M||5.68%||$9,601 M15.3%||-6.93%|
|2018||$70,848 M||12.89%||$21,053 M29.7%||119.28%|
|TTM||$70,843 M||-0.01%||$20,573 M29.0%||-2.28%|
Quarterly financial resultsIntel 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.
|2017-Q2||$14,760 M||-||$2,810 M19.0%||-|
|2017-Q3||$16,150 M||9.42%||$4,520 M28.0%||60.85%|
|2017-Q4||$17,053 M||5.59%||$-687 M-4.0%||-115.20%|
|2018-Q1||$16,066 M||-5.79%||$4,454 M27.7%||-748.33%|
|2018-Q2||$16,962 M||5.58%||$5,006 M29.5%||12.39%|
|2018-Q3||$19,163 M||12.98%||$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 ownershipWhen 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 shares||4,430.0 M||923.8 M||1,090.0 M||1,480.0 M||609.0 M|
|Float shares||4,430.0 M||913.7 M||1,080.0 M||1,480.0 M||584.2 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 selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$50.60 - $51.88|
|Average true range||$1.15|
|50d mov avg||$49.02|
|100d mov avg||$47.70|
|200d mov avg||$49.01|
Intel performanceTo 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.
|AMDAdvanced Micro De...||4.09%||14.87%||-2.35%|
Intel competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of Intel competitors to examine if you are interested in investing in INTC:
- Applied Materials (AMAT)
- Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
- HP (HPQ)
- NVIDIA (NVDA)
- QUALCOMM (QCOM)
- Texas Instruments (TXN)
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