INTC - Intel Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
54.10
-0.23 (-0.40%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close54.33
Open54.42
Bid54.10 x 800
Ask54.28 x 4000
Day's Range53.90 - 54.42
52 Week Range42.36 - 57.60
Volume16,273,986
Avg. Volume26,031,471
Market Cap243.288B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.56
PE Ratio (TTM)12.08
EPS (TTM)4.48
Earnings DateApr 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.26 (2.32%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-06
1y Target Est53.32
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  • 5 Chip Stocks on the Rise
    InvestorPlace13 hours ago

    5 Chip Stocks on the Rise

    "Halt and Catch Fire," despite being from a great AMC series on the rise about the personal computing age, is an idiom in the programming world. Abbreviated as "HCF," it refers to machine code that causes a computer's processor to freeze and maybe even overheat. I've never seen such a thing in person, but I have seen the following semiconductor stocks on the rise get red hot in recent weeks as traders price in a rebound for the sector.The rise of the chipmakers is driven by low inventory levels, a coming iPhone refresh cycle and hopes of a turnaround in global manufacturing. Remember that pretty much every durable good these days has digital smarts, whether it's a refrigerator or a washing machine. Computers are literally everywhere.[Editor's note: This story was originally published March 16, but we're bumping it to start the week.]InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe VanEck Semiconductor Vector (NYSEARCA:SMH) is breaking out again, after enjoying a 30% surge off of its late-December low and then consolidating that move with a test of its 200-day moving average last week. The exchange-traded fund (ETF) has returned to levels to seen since early September -- and further upside extension seems likely. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them Here are five stocks in the area to watch: Intel (INTC)Source: Shutterstock Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) shares are pushing above the highs set earlier in the month, extending a 20% move off of the lows seen in late January. A run at the prior high, set last spring, would be worth another 3%-plus move from here.Digitimes recently reported that shortages of Intel CPU chips could get worse in the second quarter, likely pressuring prices higher.Intel will next report results on April 25 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 87 cents per share on revenues of $16 billion.When INTC last reported on Jan. 24, earnings of $1.28 beat estimates by six cents on a 9.4% rise in revenues. Broadcom (AVGO)Source: Shutterstock Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) helped ignite broad buying interest after management called for a bottom in the semiconductor business in the second half of the year, news that trumped the reporting of a quarterly revenue miss.That sent shares soaring in trading on Friday, up more than 8% to test the $300-a-share level for the first time. * 7 Small-Cap Stocks That Make the Grade The company will next report results on June 13 after the close. The company last reported on March 14, with earnings of $5.55 per share beating by 32 cents on an 8.6% rise in revenues. Texas Instruments (TXN)Source: Shutterstock Shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) are breaking out of their two-month consolidation range, returning to levels not seen since early September after spending weeks consolidating the 25%+ rally off of the December lows.The move puts shares back into the middle of a two-year resistance range that's kept shares below the $115 threshold.The company will next report results on April 23 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.16 per share on revenues of $3.5 billion.When the company last reported on Jan. 23, earnings of $1.27 per share beat estimates by three cents on a 0.9% drop in revenues. Nvidia (NVDA)Source: Shutterstock Onetime momentum favorite Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is in recovery mode now after spending the last five months consolidating after a nasty 55% drop from its early October high. Watch for, at the very least, a rally to the 200-day moving average which would be worth a gain of 24% from here.Nvidia stock was recently initiated with a hold rating by analysts at Craig Hallum. The company announced on March 11 that it made to deal to acquire Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX) in a $6.9 billion deal. * The 5 Best Stocks to Invest in Self-Driving Cars The company will next report results on May 15 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 81 cents per share on revenues of $2.2 billion. When NVDA last reported on Feb. 14, earnings of 80 cents per share beat estimates by five cents on a 24.3% drop in revenues. Applied Materials (AMAT)Source: Shutterstock Shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) are pushing up and over their 200-day moving average, threatening the first significant breakout for the stock since early 2016. A return to the levels seen back in August would be worth a gain of 20% from here. In the company's most recent conference call, management noted that a need for new technologies to power AI and big data means a need for more performance per watt for processors -- something that will benefit the company's revenue growth.The company will next report results on May 16 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 67 cents per share on revenues of $3.5 billion. When the company last reported on Feb. 14, earnings of 81 cents per share beat estimates by two cents on a 10.7% drop in revenues.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 of the Best Stocks to Buy Under $10 * 7 Single-Digit P/E Stocks With Massive Upside * 7 Best Quantum Computing Stocks Trading Today Compare Brokers The post 5 Chip Stocks on the Rise appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to Deliver First Exascale Supercomputer
    Business Wire13 hours ago

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  • Why Breakouts From These Hot Chip Stocks Bode Well For Market Rally
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  • Buy Nvidia Stock Today — With Caution
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    Buy Nvidia Stock Today — With Caution

    Off and on the price chart, it's time for contrarian investors to consider the improving big picture for Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA). But if you're going to buy NVDA stock today, pricing in your own bottom-line for exposure is much better than "doubling down." Let me explain.Source: Shutterstock It has been a solid week for NVDA stock. In Friday's early trading, shares were up near $170.50. That puts the computing chips gorilla up 13% for the five-day period. The bid, as I'll detail below, has also had the impact of favorably reaffirming a technical bottom in shares of Nvidia. So what gives?Behind NVDA stock's outperformance on Monday was an announcement that the company is buying Mellanox (NASDAQ:MLNX) for $6.7 billion. Mellanox specializes in high-speed networking chips. Nvidia beat out chip giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) with its own ambitions to purchase the Israeli-based outfit.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNvidia's acquisition is aimed to help the company fill the revenue gap left by the cryptocurrency bust and move its business and products further and deeper into data center and artificial intelligence. Mellanox is critical in successfully executing this plan as its chips help in integrating servers into one giant computer.Data center sales accounted for roughly 25% of Nvidia's revenues in 2018, but that segment witnessed growth of 52%. As such, moving more aggressively into this market is fully-supported by NVDA stock's CEO who stated the company is going to "double down" on data centers. Now let's just hope a "doubling" of sorts on the price chart isn't required. NVDA Stock Monthly Chart Following NVDA stock's swift corrective collapse from a failed rising wedge pattern back in the fall, the case for a meaningful low can be seen in the monthly chart. This view is supported by a test of 62% support based on 2016's "pre-breakout" hammer low and a loose hold of the 50% retracement level dating back to the financial crisis. * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs More recently, the deep correction has received confirmation that a bottom is actually in place over the past month. This is backed by February's price action, which took out the high of the prior month's bottoming candlestick as shares penetrated $160.71. That's big news on the price chart of NVDA stock. Also of benefit, Nvidia's oversold monthly stochastics has just signaled a crossover which should support a long entry today in NVDA stock.For managing exposure with this type of entry, I'd recommend a stop beneath $154 in shares of Nvidia. This amounts to manageable risk for a volatile stock like NVDA of about 10%, based on going long for $170.50.Technically, $154 is also narrowly beneath February's closing price of $154.24 and the March opening print of $156.27. Those levels look key to the bull case. As well, $154 is in the lower one-third of Monday's bullish MLNX stock reaction. Ultimately, that would be troublesome price action we'd rather not see being revisited.Bottom line, the provided risk allowance looks appropriate for a long position in NVDA stock. And as much as we hate to say it or see it, this guards bulls against today's monthly bottom failing and potentially turning into a trickier double-bottom technical effort on the price chart.Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in any of the securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional market insights and related musings, follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy Today * 7 ETFs to Buy to Ride the Longevity Economy * 7 Winning High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Payouts Over 5% Compare Brokers The post Buy Nvidia Stock Today -- With Caution appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • 7 Best Quantum Computing Stocks Trading Today
    InvestorPlace4 days ago

    7 Best Quantum Computing Stocks Trading Today

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in August 2018. It has since been updated and republished.] Quantum computing applies the laws of quantum mechanics to process information. As people do not see quantum processes in their day-to-day lives, this technology can be difficult for non-scientists to understand. This also makes finding the best quantum computing stocks difficult for investors.Instead of acting on binary ones and zeros, quantum adds "superpositioning" to the ones and zeros. This so-called "superpositioning" allows ones and zeros to exist in multiple states at one time. It also allows "entanglement," which syncs particles separated by vast distances. This allows systems to factor large numbers that traditional computing technology could not.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNaturally, quantum computing could advance many technologies, and by extension, the stocks of many tech-oriented companies. Quantum processes will significantly expand abilities in fields such as cryptography, algorithms, communications, defense, and basic computing. * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs Unfortunately, this technology will not reach the mainstream for years. Consequently, no pure-play stocks exist as D-Wave Systems remains private for now. Still, investors who would like to buy into the quantum-computing revolution at a reasonable valuation should look at these quantum computing stocks today:Source: Shutterstock Alphaber (GOOGL, GOOG)Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG), the parent company of Google, has served as one of the best quantum computing stocks. Google has reached a market cap of over $850 billion based mostly on its algorithms. Maintaining such leadership in future years will require quantum computing.Google has described itself as "close to quantum supremacy." It unveiled Bristlecone, a chip with 72 quantum bits (qubits), its fundamental unit of computation. This beats the previous record of 50. While the company is still years from applying Bristlecone to its bottom line, it still makes Alphabet an industry leader.While buying GOOGL stock would invest one in quantum computing, it will not come cheap. The stock currently trades at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.29. While not as high as some, it exceeds S&P 500 averages.Analysts expect average annual profit growth to exceed 18% per year over the next five years, however. And though quantum computing remains a small part of Google for now, maintaining this edge in quantum processing will be critical to the company's long-term success.Source: Shutterstock AT&T (T)AT&T (NYSE:T) probably does not strike investors as an obvious quantum computing stock. The telecom giant is best known for telephone service in past decades and internet and wireless services today. Most of the focus for future technology has revolved around 5G wireless service.What makes T stock one of the best stocks in quantum has come from the company's research arm, AT&T Labs. The company has no plans to build quantum computers. However, they view quantum from the standpoint of minimizing latency.They envision two network edges. The 5G edge will be one. Another edge involves a quantum-based edge where the data follows the user. Hence it will use quantum computing so large amounts of data do not overtax its network.Due to factors related to 5G, T stock trades at a bargain. This slow growth is likely due to the high costs of the 5G rollout. Analysts only expect 6.2% average annual profit growth over the next five years. However, T stock offers benefits value investors should not ignore. First, trades at a forward P/E ratio of just over nine. This comes in over 50% below its five-year average P/E of 10.55. * 7 Winning High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Payouts Over 5% The dividend also pays an impressive 6.74% yield. Due to T stock's dividend aristocrat status, the company can ill afford to end its multi-decade streak of dividend increases. Hence, the dividend will likely continue moving higher. Though T stock serves as a more indirect quantum play than some investors might like, the low P/E and high dividend should serve as a draw.Source: Shutterstock IBM (IBM)IBM (NYSE:IBM) has become one of the leading companies and best stocks in quantum computing. Their quantum initiative, called IBM Q, seeks to build what it calls, "commercially available universal quantum computers for business and science." Quantum remains in the research phase now. Still, within five years, the company expects both professionals and developers will be using this technology directly.Also, compared with other top quantum plays such as Microsoft or Alphabet, IBM stock trades a low valuation. It currently trades at a forward P/E of 14.57. The five-year average P/E stands at just over 12.9. Also, due in large part to new initiatives such as quantum, Wall Street expects profit growth to return.Moreover, it has grown its dividend throughout history. The dividend yield now stands at about 5.61%. IBM stock can also claim dividend aristocrat status in three years so IBM will likely keep increasing the dividend. Even if growth disappoints for the foreseeable future, quantum computing should play a large role in taking the IBM stock price and the dividend higher in future years.Source: Shutterstock Intel (INTC)Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has made a comeback as it builds a future beyond the PC market that sustained the company for decades. Building quantum computers is now one of INTC's options for sustained growth. As silicon transistors have reached the limits of what they can handle, technology must adapt. And Intel now leads the way in this endeavor.Intel combines silicon with existing technologies to produce the world's smallest quantum chips. Taking these so-called "spin qubit" chips to market will require further research as right now they can only operate at absolute zero. Still, Intel continues working to advance the power of its processors even as the limits of silicon slows down the rate of increase. * 15 Stocks Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash The good news for investors is that INTC trades at a relatively low valuation. It has risen substantially from the depths of the PC decline in 2013. Still, it trades at a forward P/E of about 11.91. This stands well below the 15.6 average P/E for the last five years. Also, growing prominence in the data center space and a comeback in PCs bolstered INTC stock. Analysts believe that growth will average over 10.2% per year over the next five years.Investors will also earn profit via the currently 2.27% dividend. With a low P/E, double-digit growth and a high, growing dividend, INTC stock is poised to become one of the best quantum computing stocks in the post-PC era.Source: Shutterstock Lockheed Martin (LMT)Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) could provide one of the more direct ways available to invest in privately-held D-Wave. The world's largest defense contractor became the first customer of D-Wave as it sought to gain an early edge in quantum computing.Lockheed bears some of its highest costs in what it calls verification and validation. Today's technology forces the company to tests scenarios on an individual basis. Through quantum computing, the company could then test multiple solutions all at once, ensuring quality and reliability at a much lower cost.Like quantum, LMT finds itself on a roll. Boosted by tax cuts and increased defense spending, LMT stock expects to see profits rise by an average of 47% per year over the next five years!Despite this growth, the forward P/E ratio stands at only about 16.97. The company has also increased its dividend every year since 2003. Its annual dividend comes to a yield of about 2.5%, well above S&P 500 averages.Source: Shutterstock Microsoft (MSFT)Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has also taken an interest in quantum computing. Ever since Satya Nadella took over the company, Microsoft has become one of the largest companies in the cloud. Also, with its experience in software, a focus on the future of quantum could make MSFT one of the best stocks in this space.One of the latest innovations in quantum computing is the Q programming language. Microsoft's most recent push involves offering free intro courses in Q. The hardware technology to make full use of this language has not yet been developed. However, such a language could place the company in a prominent position once the hardware catches up. * 7 Chinese Stocks to Buy for the 2019 Rebound Due in part to these advances, MSFT stock will not come cheap. Even on a forward basis, the P/E of 26.57 stands near S&P averages. Wall Street also expects average annual growth to reach 12.4%.Dividends, have not been as impressive as some of the other quantum computing stocks at just 1.61%. Still, they have increased every year since 2010. With a little patience, they could soon become a large part of the profits for MSFT stock.MSFT stock has served as a huge software innovator. With its development of Q, it will likely play a major role in quantum for years to come. Despite a higher P/E in recent years, quantum-driven profits for MSFT stock should grow well into the future.Source: Shutterstock Nokia (NOK)Most people think of Nokia (NYSE:NOK) as the former cellphone king swept aside by the smartphone. However, the company has since redefined itself, purchasing Alcatel-Lucent and reinventing itself as a telecom equipment provider in the 5G space.While 5G can bring it into the future, it will likely need quantum computing to continue its growth. It now owns Nokia Bell Labs, and this division recently discovered several materials that can act as superconductors. With the traditional silicon chips unable to perform quantum functions, these discoveries have become critical.NOK stock currently trades at around $6.22 per share. The stock trades well below the 2007 high attained when it dominated cellphones. Also, the dividend yields almost 3.59%. This dividend has bounced around over the years. Still, analysts expect average annual profit growth of about 16.8% for the next five years. Given that level of profit growth, any dividend cut becomes much less likely.NOK stock should perform well soon due to its 5G equipment. However, much of its reinvention will center around quantum computing, particularly in future years. If that comes to pass, NOK could become one of the best stocks in this field.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting.Compare Brokers The post 7 Best Quantum Computing Stocks Trading Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • ETF Pick of the Month: Watch out for Major Resistance Facing Semiconductors
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  • Why Intel Stock Isn’t Too Exciting
    InvestorPlace5 days ago

    Why Intel Stock Isn’t Too Exciting

    The way Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is being run under its new CEO, Robert Swan, and the current outlook of Intel stock, remind me of a famous book, Swann's Way. A lot of things are happening under the surface, but the reader (or analyst in the case of Intel stock) is left wondering whether it all makes any difference.Source: Shutterstock Swan was named CEO at the end of January, after he was interim CEO for almost six months. What the board saw in him (he had been chief financial officer) was steadiness. INTC doesn't seem to need a visionary leader. Its momentum carries it along in cloud and PCs. INTC stock pays a steady, affordable dividend, yielding 2.4%. The question for investors is, can Intel stock ever be more? Swan's WayINTC is known for its visionary leaders. Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove made Intel the unquestioned leader of Silicon Valley. Its semiconductors still define what happens, but like Swan himself, they're mostly in the background.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSwan's way is to bring in outsiders to provide creative spark, like Raja Koduri , who joined INTC in December 2017 from its rival Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD). Koduri's job is to go after Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) in the graphics chip market and the artificial-intelligence-chip market. It's pushing several designs and strategies, like Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) designed solely for AI, and technologies dubbed DL Boost, which are designed to improve the inference performance of certain chips. Swan is also pushing volume. Specifically, he thinks that INTC should take back the top spot in chip production from Samsung Electronics this year. Meanwhile, Intel is dissolving its memory venture with Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) just as that market goes through one of its periodic meltdowns, and will bring out its own chips later this year. Things PastLike Charles Swann in Swann's Way, INTC has a tough time getting away from its past.Intel's processors have long been vulnerable to attacks dubbed Spectre and Meltdown that rival AMD is also vulnerable to. Now a new attack has been found, dubbed Spoiler, to which Intel is vulnerable but AMD is apparently immune. Software patches were enough to take down the two earlier bugs, at the expense of performance, and that will be the case this time as well. How much performance will be affected is still unknown. Not Absolutely FabulousBut Intel has a bigger problem. Its six production facilities are falling behind when it comes to narrowing the distance between circuit lines from 14 nanometers to ten nm and then seven nm. This is at the heart of Moore's Law, described over 50 years ago by Gordon Moore, who was later the CEO of INTC.Intel is even having trouble meeting demand for 14 nm chips because of its delay in getting to ten nm. As a result, INTC may have to bring out more 14 nm chips this year. Swan last addressed this issue publicly in September, blaming strong demand for the problems. The CEO is hoping a "rock star" outside hire, Jim Keller from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), can fix the problem. The Bottom Line on Intel StockSwan's way at Intel is not that of his predecessors. He doesn't claim to be a wizard and doesn't assume wizardry can only come from the inside.The sheer momentum of Intel stock makes it one of the favorite tech names among conservative investors. INTC continues to grow, but at single-digit-percentage rates. Intel stock is up 16% over the last year, and last year, the dividend of INTC stock was covered by the company's earnings three times over.If that's good enough for you, buy Intel stock and hold it. If you want excitement, Swan's way is not for you.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at danablankenhorn@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 15 Stocks Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Bull Market's Anniversary * 7 Dividend Stocks With Big Yields Compare Brokers The post Why Intel Stock Isn't Too Exciting appeared first on InvestorPlace.