If you're a day-trader or a short-seller, then good luck in your doings; but - please - could you stop filling our message board with immature posts filled with nonsense?
As for me, I am INVESTING in Intel (and today I have strengthened my investment) because I believe in the company. I do not get over-excited because of little decreases/increases in the price of the stock, because I expect the company will do very well in Q1 of 2006.
I find myself sleeping very well at night. Intel's management is highly qualified, sincere, and lately proved to be innovative when needed - see all the news about Intel's entering new fields etc. Even a silly thing like changing the logos is a very smart move to my opinion, and I expect (as others in former posts do) a significant increase in the stock price in the next weeks.
We should all wait for the Vegas show and the interviews/news/articles that will follow...
P.S. A little thought: "Intel" is one of the most well-known brands in the world. To illustrate - suppose Intel will decide one day to make bicycles; people will gladly purchase its bicycles, because they believe in Intel high standards. Moreover, I expect a large company like Intel to cut the prices of their bicycles and overcome its competitors.
2) How much of those earnings will be eaten up by costing options?
Even the most optimistic analysts realize INTC coould have a great quarter--and the additional earnings will be eaten up by costing options. INTC is expected to tread water once you add in the options. So they're not going to hit 30 and I'm sure they won't hit 10 either--but there are going to be some great range trading days.