INTC: Like Oracle, this California-based computer-chip power has morphed from a flashy tech sector darling to a steady, reliable performer. The $104-billion-market-cap firm has taken in more than $53 billion in sales in the past year.
Intel gets high marks from my James O’Shaughnessy-based value approach. It targets large firms with solid cash flows and strong yields. Intel’s size, $3.72 in cash flow per share (nearly three times the market mean), and solid 4.3% yield all make the grade.
Intel also gets strong interest from my Lynch-based model. A couple reasons: its 25.3% growth rate and 9.8 P/E make for a 0.39 PEG, and its debt/equity ratio is just 26%.