5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Intel

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer chip giant Intel (Nasdaq: INTC  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Intel and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Intel facts

Headquarters (founded)

Santa Clara, Calif. (1968)

Market Cap

$109.7 billion

Industry

Semiconductors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$53.8 billion

Management

CEO Paul Otellini (since 2005)
CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

25.5%

Cash/Debt

$10.5 billion / $7.2 billion

Dividend Yield

4.1%

Competitors

AMD (NYSE: AMD  )
Samsung Electronics
Texas Instruments
(Nasdaq: TXN  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 9,679 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. A couple of weeks ago, one of those Fools, All-Star ir4getful, succinctly summed up the Intel bull case for our community:

Balance sheet fundamentals, dividend, market share, and progress in the mobile arena make this a solid core holding and a very good value at this price. I would expect dividends to continue to increase even if growth remains slow. I also believe, based on recent reports, that [Intel] mobile chips are more competitive [than] many seem to believe and likely to gain market share. ... Target price of $26-$30 is achievable in 1 year in addition to the 4% [dividend yield].

Of course, that short pitch doesn't come close to telling the entire story on Intel. You're in luck, however: The Fool's brand-new premium report on Intel tells all sides of the story on one of the most powerful tech companies in the world. You can grab your copy, which comes with free updates for 12 months, by simply clicking here.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Intel. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Intel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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