Why Intel Is Poised to Bounce Back

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

$119.9 billion

Industry

Semiconductors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$53.0 billion

Management

Incoming CEO Brian Krzanich

CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

24.9%

Cash/Debt

$17.2 billion / $13.4 billion

Dividend Yield

3.7%

Competitors

Advanced Micro Devices

Texas Instruments

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 10,045 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, bobbyabull, succinctly summed up the Intel bull case for our community:

Blue chip with an excellent balance sheet and yield. Not in fashion right now on Wall St. but if you believe in value and income investing this is an excellent choice. They'll come up with great mobile CPU's and the stock will jump eventually. Best of breed chip maker.  

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, a Motley Fool 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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