Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer chip gorilla Intel (Nasdaq: INTC ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Intel's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Santa Clara, Calif. (1968)
||CEO Paul Otellini (since 2005)
CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$13.7 billion / $7.2 billion
||Advanced Micro Devices
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 9,473 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those bulls, FoolSolo, highlighted Intel as a particularly value opportunity:
High conviction pick for me. At this price [Intel] is undervalued and simply a great bargain. The stock is priced as though it has lost the mobile chip war, and as though it has no future in PCs. I predict Intel will gain a 10% share of mobile in the next 2 years, and will likely fracture the market and take 40-50% share within 5 years. Meanwhile, PC servers will continue to power the web, cloud and enterprise data centers around the planet, and especially in China.
For some reason, most analysts also seem to overlook Intel's other business lines, such as their SSD and other non-microprocessor chips.
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