Its amazing how these analysts watch a stock like Intel go from $25 to $15 and then downgrade it. Let's see - it was a buy at $25 but now its not at $15. There is something wrong here, is it buy high and sell low? Goldman on balance is one of the better investment houses, but they just dropped a notch imo. Oh well, its part of the game Wall Street plays, which is to lower everyone's expectations AFTER the stock has fallen to a very attractive level and then to raise expectations AFTER the stock has rallied! Its no wonder that individual investors tend to make bad decisions when it comes to buying and selling stocks. Buffett sees these games more correctly - buy when stocks and investors expectations have been taken down as the next big move is far more likely to be up than down.
Goldman did the same thing back in October 2006 when they downgraded Intel from Buy to Neutral. The stock was $21 back then and eventually went to over $27. I think everyone is on to Goldman's game by now.
Goldman Sucks, they are a bunch of first class scumbags. Just look at their former CEO; he convinced our congress that they need to come up with $700 billion dollars to bail out firms like Goldman Sachs to prevent a "depression". They goal is to manipultate good stocks like INTC for their own benefit. I personnally feel Goldman should be downgraded to sell.
If we're lucky the downgrade will push Intel back down towards 14 1/2 so I can add some shares. It certainly wouldn't be the first time a downgrade (or upgrade) gave me the opportunity to buy (or sell) shares.