Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer chip king Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has earned a respected four-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

$117.1 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$43.62 billion


CEO Paul Otellini (since 2005)

CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$21.88 billion / $2.12 billion

Dividend Yield





Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 8,349 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include AlphaCenturion and TheSmelloscope.

Late last year, AlphaCenturion tapped Intel as a bargain opportunity:

Unfairly beaten down and out of favor. All these tablet fears are way overblown and Intel will continue posting healthy profits and distributing them back to shareholders. Fundamentally sound ... [Intel] makes for an interesting play as both a defensive stock as well as a growth stock.

Intel's dominance of the computer processor space and cheapish valuation continue to support its four-star CAPS status. Currently, Intel even trades at a forward P/E (10.8) discount to PC chip rivals AMD (21.2), NVIDIA (31.7), and Texas Instruments (13.6), as well as mobile incumbents ARM Holdings (Nasdaq: ARMH) (58.5) and MIPS Technologies (Nasdaq: MIPS) (28.0).

CAPS member TheSmelloscope elaborates on the bargain opportunity:

[T]hey just paid [NVIDIA] a huge amount of cash in a court settlement. 1.5 Billion dollars to be exact. It's a scary number. But Intel has a lot more where that came from. And the upside is that all of its legal disputes with [NVIDIA] are finally over.

Some other "bad news" is that [ARM] has officially entered into the ring with [Intel]. ...

The processors that [Intel] makes are far superior to the processors that [ARM] makes. If Intel wants to compete in the lower quality processor market they will do it. And they will do it better than anyone else. ...

I believe these events and others have kept Intel's stock price unreasonably depressed. Intel is a solid company. They're making money at an increasing rate and poised to continue doing so for years to come. Eventually, Mr. Market will reflect the true value of Intel. Until then ... I'll sit back and enjoy the increasing dividends.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Intel is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, and Motley Fool Options has recommended buying calls on it. The Fool owns shares of and has bought calls on Intel. NVIDIA is a Stock Advisor selection. The Fool owns shares of Texas Instruments. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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