Because Ex dividend date is on February 5th (someone please confirm), I think the analysts intentional exaggerated their reactions to the extra $2 billion in CAPex for 2013 and very old news about the PC business slowing due to IPads and other Tablets'. Obviously, the plan worked well on Friday and phase 2 will be as followed:
They will scope up some oversold shares of INTC on Tuesday with monstrous catalysts provided by MSFT, APPL and other major companies that will push the whole market higher. With that said, I have no doubt that the S&P will hit 1,500!
As soon as they got their cheap shares and dividends, they will downgrade the stock on or after ex- dividend date.
With that said, the buyng spree already started after hours on Friday and will continue to go up next week.
In our current market environment: to make real money, it's not what you know, it's who you know.
Good luck and feel free to leave your insights.
Disclosure: I don't claim to be a licensed trader. Do your own DD and you will make money.
Agree 100%. Just after ex date there will be some carefully crafted negative article about Intel planted somewhere high profile causing the stock to take a turn for the worse. Once it reaches down back into the 20's, analysts will upgrade, etc. People making a ton of money manipulating. SEC turns a blind eye (Nuff, your attempts have no effect. You're #$%$ in the wind. Even though you dream that you're some big time player).