August 13, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discusses topics around the investing world.
Today, Isaac takes a look at the components that dropped the most on a down day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Aluminum maker Alcoa dipped 1.8%, giving back some of last week's gains. As a cyclical commodity-driven stock, Alcoa saw its shares affected by the revised estimate for GDP growth in Japan. Second-quarter GDP slowed to 1.4% on an annual basis, compared with 5.5% during the first quarter for Japan. For tech stocks with significant exposure to Japan, the news was not well received, either. Cisco and Intel dipped 1.4% and 1%, respectively, to round out the Dow's worst stocks during Monday's trading session.
From Isaac's perspective, Intel's been slow to jump on the mobile bandwagon, but there's still a lot to be excited about when compared with tech laggards Cisco and Hewlett-Packard on the Dow. However, if Intel fails to break into mobile, it will find itself in a precarious situation longer-term with fewer avenues for growth. In this premium research report on Intel, our analyst runs through all of the key topics investors have understand with the chip giant. Better yet, you'll continue to receive updates as news develops for an entire year. Click here now to learn more.