What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: The majority of analysts back Intel as a buy. But with 64.1% of analysts rating it a buy, Intel is still below the mean analyst rating of its nearest 10 competitors, which average 65.8% buys. Analysts don't like Intel as much as competitor Qualcomm overall. Thirty-one out of 34 analysts rate Qualcomm a buy compared to 25 of 39 for Intel. Analysts still rate the stock a Moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $13.9 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 25.2% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of 61 cents per share. Estimates range from 57 cents to 65 cents.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock with 95.9% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All Stars with 93.6% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Intel and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 2,829 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Intel's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Intel's profit has risen year over year by an average of 32.6% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 6.6 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 21.1% while cost of sales rose 45.3% to $5.13 billion from a year earlier.
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