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's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Intel facts

Headquarters (founded) Santa Clara, Calif. (1968)
Market Cap $132.9 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $54.0 billion
Management CEO Paul Otellini (since 2005)
CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 21%
Cash/Debt $14.8 billion / $7.4 billion
Dividend Yield 3.1%
Competitors AMD
Samsung Electronics
Texas Instruments

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 9,263 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, Naxias, summed up the bull case for our community:

Intel might not always be quick to dispatch its competition, but it is a massive force and it tends to win in the long run. I view the [mobile phone] platform not as a total failure, but merely a green pasture that Intel will in time get a foothold. In the meantime, it's a gorilla with no credible opposition in the PC world. So it has a moat, growth potential, a good balance sheet, loads of cash, and it's become a dividend player (about time). It therefore has a home in my stock collection.

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