Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer chip king Intel (NYSE:INTC) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

$132.62 billion



TTM Revenue

$39.95 billion


CEO Paul Otellini (since 2005)

CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)

Return on Equity (avg. last three years)


CAPS members bullish on INTC also bullish on

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 1,257 of the 1,350 All-Star members who have rated Intel -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include JesperA and EBeaver, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

In January, JesperA reminded our community that Intel:

... is a company that prints its own money. Slowdown in the US? So what! What brand of chips do they use in the rest of the world? The abacus is not the tool of choice in emerging markets, I would think.

A more recent pitch from EBeaver in March followed that bullish line of thinking, elaborating on Intel's lead in the chip race:

Intel has made the leap over [Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD)] in it's processor war with the dual core. It is now in the process of pushing the bar higher with it's offering of a quad-core design currently offered in the business and server based communities. A one year analysis shows almost 20% value over the S&P 500 and it looks like it will maintain it's position until AMD can find it's footing to get an edge in the marketplace.

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