However, all this downward pressure has made the company an attractive buy today. At 8.5 times earnings, the company comfortably yields 4.6% with only a 37% payout ratio. Despite recent weakness, the Intel's massive size and cash balance should allow it to reinvest for the future and regain its dominance as one of the kings of tech.
Austin Smith owns shares of Apple and Intel. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Intel. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple and 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.