I was wondering this same thing. My guess is the brokers knew but did not want the market going down , (if they had pre announced) This to me is the manipulation in the market. I do not see any of them mad this morning (brokers, anlysts ) . To me if they had not known ahead of time they would be screaming this morning. The other thing is INTC nows how Wall Street plays and they would not want to risk getting killed. This kind of thing is really getting on my nerves and I am not buying any stocks at present. I am tired of the game and I want investing to be just that.
This slam after earnings is a bit much, even if a company has good earnings the stock drops. I am not in this stock at the present time. Good luck to all longs, who are being taken for a ride. I will buy when INTC is between 35-40 and not before.