INTC will rock earnings. 0.38 EPS not out of the question IMO. Corporate IT demand for INCT powered Windows 7 computers is ramping up, this is just the beginning. This sell off is bullshite, now is a good time to get into INTC, AAPL and GOOG! AA earnings is just a head fake. The most important and overlooked fact about AA is that revenues were up HUGE, of course they had no pricing power, the global economy is in a slump, so there was no commensurate increase earnings. Thats just common sense. But the increase in demand, thats the good news! INTC will rock, BUY THE DIPS.
Everytime the government announces a new initiative, the market crashes. Griping about employee-creating businesses only hurt. They decided to live and let live with the banks, now they should just let bygones be bygones.
Intel in Q2 beat midpoint of revenue guidance by $900 million. In Q3 they once again beat by $900 million. The expectation is in Q4 that they will be close to midpoint, but it is highly possible that Intel will come in at least at the high end of their guidance of $10.5 Billion with a corresponding 65% gross margin. Intel, unlike Alcoa, has better control of their profit margins due to their technological advances rather than simple cost cutting efforts. With Intel's settlement to the losing AMD of $1.25 billion, costs are pretty much fixed now at $4.2 Billion and tax rate was revised to 20%. With about 5.55 Billion shares outstanding, this will give Intel an EPS of at least 0.38 like you said. Good analysis. And the strong ongoing demand will allow Intel to give a midpoint guidance for Q1 of about 96% of the Q4 number. That's about $10.1 Billion. This is about $800 million above current expectations. This definitely should bode very well for the stock. Sellers will surely regret.