INTC has just reported strong operating results and has given strong forward guidance, while at the same time Wells Fargo has reported lower results (but better than analysts' forecasts) coupled with 10% dividend increase. Wells Fargo is up over $5.50 or 25% while INTC is up $.26 or 1.26%. Let's come up with some observations that INTC can do to increase shareholder value, which may come as a surprise to many, should be a primary aim of INTC management.
* Increase INTC dividend at the same time that strong earnings are reported (give more to shareholders)
* Make executive stock sales/option grants/salary increases directly related to the stock price increase (stock price lower, all of these items lower).
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They say that patience is rewarded, but when one sees INTC's market position, financial results (coupled with a few blemishes (EU case, geo-political influences Iran/Israel, unease from approaching election etc)), it is not unreasonable to expect better performance and recognition by the overall market.
Ummm, all stock that is bought back is simply given back to senior management. It's an endless piggy bank. Shareholders never get anything other than a piddly dividend. Their chips are no better than AMD's. The only thing keeping them ahead of AMD is lower fab costs, not engineering might. INTC has hired just about every deadbeat engineer on earth in the past five years or so. They have 20 people doing the job of one.
INTC fosters a culture of greed. They try to crush vendors and competitors. All of their vendors hate them. For that matter, most of their customers hate them.
Other than that, great company, high fives all around.
1)Intel processors are vulnerable to remote code execution. Crackers can take control of your pc no matter what operating aystem you use.
2)Another EU-lawsuit against Intel is on the way
Their dividend is one of the highest in tech. I would keep dividends where they are for now. I would much rather see them buyback shares which puts some pressure on the buying side of the stock, sending shares higher more directly. At the same time, I think Intel will soon start a gradual rise on their obvious strength as a company. I'm actually increasing my trading account dollars and will soon place more money in Intel for the long term if it stays this low for the next week. This is nuts for the market to allow what happenned today.