Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-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

$125.2 billion

Industry

Semiconductors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$125.2 billion

Management

CEO Paul Otellini (since 2005)

CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

13.7%

Cash / Debt

$13.9 billion / $2.4 billion

Dividend Yield

2.8%

Competitors

AMD (NYSE: AMD)

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)

Key Customers

Dell (Nasdaq: DELL)

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ)

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 7,316 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include DrakeMB and BoomerBull.

Just last month, DrakeMB touched on the techie tailwinds working in Intel's favor:

It appears that businesses are starting to spend on IT and with the Windows 7 upgrades, and [Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL)] computer sales spiking I think Intel is in a good spot to print cash. AMD has a lot of catching up to do at this point to gain back market share. I don't look for huge out performance but I think the market will reward Intel for its sales gains.

In a pitch from one month earlier, BoomerBull chipped in with a convincing case:

Corporate tech spending is increasing after several years of stagnation. Dell, HP, and [IBM] have PCs or servers that use Intel processors, so Intel covers most hardware spending regardless of hardware brand. [Microsoft [(Nasdaq: MSFT)] Windows 7 is off to a good start and will stimulate upgrades everywhere. AMD will survive but not overtake the wide-moat Intel.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Intel and Microsoft are Motley Fool Inside Value picks, and the Fool has created a covered strangle position on Intel. Motley Fool Options has recommended a buy calls position on Intel and a diagonal call position on Microsoft. Apple is a Stock Advisor selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.