Why Intel Is Poised to Outperform

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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

$105.7 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$53.3 billion


CEO Paul Otellini (since 2005)

CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$18.2 billion/$13.6 billion

Dividend Yield




Samsung Electronics

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN  )

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 9,989 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, CardinalRam, succinctly summed up the bull case case for our community:

[Intel] is just beginning to see the impact of the ATOM processor and it will get better over time. I still think this is a 12+ month play. I also think that UltraBook will be successful over the 1-2 year time frame. Then there is the server market -- there is little competition to who powers the "cloud." They probably won't return to double digit growth, but as undervalued as [Intel] is today and with a [4+% dividend yield], I don't see how they can't outperform.

In fact, when it comes to dominating markets, it doesn't get much better than Intel's position in the PC microprocessor arena. However, that market is maturing, and Intel finds itself in a precarious situation longer term if it doesn't find new avenues for growth. In this premium research report on Intel, our analyst runs through all of the key topics investors should understand about the chip giant. Click here now to learn more.

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  • Report this Comment On March 18, 2013, at 9:09 PM, matty3000 wrote:

    I'm getting tired of the Fool's incessant Intel pumping/AMD bashing. What ever happened to unbiased reporting? You expect us to believe you don't have a dog in this fight? I thought there were disclosure laws? The way that the Fool has been anti AMD reminds me exactly of how it was before SIRI turned itself around. Anyone remember all the SIRI bash pieces back then? Where's the story about AMD turning itself around and reinventing itself as a company? About how they no longer intend to compete with Intel on heavyweight desktop cpu's? AMD will be the turnaround story of the year and the Fool will jump on the bandwagon after it has already happened, yet again.

    Long AMD

  • Report this Comment On March 19, 2013, at 12:26 AM, techy46 wrote:

    You might want to include Apple and Qualcomm as competitors.

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