|Bid||23.71 x 1800|
|Ask||23.72 x 900|
|Day's range||23.60 - 27.10|
|52-week range||9.04 - 34.14|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||4.06|
|PE ratio (TTM)||81.87|
|Earnings date||24 Oct 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||26.02|
Buffett often uses a measure called look-through earnings to value the company. The trick: include the earnings of companies in its $200 billion equity holdings.
Intel (INTC) has been improving its profits by investing in areas that either grow fast such as modems and memory or have high ASPs (average selling prices) such as server CPUs (central processing units). While Intel stock remains low, its profits are increasing, thus improving its overall efficiency ratio. A company’s RoE (return on equity) shows the net profit it can generate from shareholder equity in a particular time period.
Intel’s (INTC) strong fundamentals and lower stock price could make it an attractive stock for long-term investors who search for cheap stocks with strong growth potential. A stock’s valuation is determined by measuring a stock’s current trading price against fundamentals such as revenue and EPS. On October 12, Intel had a PS ratio of 3.27x, which is lower than Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) and Nvidia’s (NVDA) ratios of 4.0x and 12.6x, respectively. Analysts expect Intel’s sales to rise 10.8% YoY (year-over-year) in 2018.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) third-quarter 2018 results are likely to benefit from portfolio strength and rapid adoption of its processors in PC, gaming and data center industries.
Stock futures. It's still a stock market correction, so stay in cash. Apple, AMD, UnitedHealth, TJX are among the few top stocks holding up. Breakouts aren't happening.
In the previous part of this series, we saw that Intel (INTC) stock has been on a downtrend. US tariffs on Chinese (FXI) imports, CPU (central processing unit) supply constraints, delays in 10 nm (nanometer) products, competition from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and the departure of its CEO could significantly impact Intel’s earnings. Despite these headwinds, Intel raised its 2018 revenue guidance from $67.5 billion to $69.5 billion in its second-quarter earnings call. Its upcoming third-quarter earnings on October 25 could shed some light on the financial impact of these headwinds.
The stock market has been volatile in October. Intel (INTC) and Nvidia (NVDA) stocks fell below their 200-day moving averages in the latest stock market sell-off, which was triggered by the Fed’s interest rate hike. On October 11, Intel’s traded volume was 43 million, which is well above its three-month average daily volume of 24.75 million.
The entire technology space is facing a downturn in October after the Federal Reserve increased the interest rate 25 basis points to 2.25%. Technical analysis is based on the idea that history tends to repeat itself. One measure of technical analysis is MA (moving average), which takes the average of a stock’s closing prices over a certain period to understand in which direction its movement is skewed.
Advanced Micro (AMD) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
In the previous part of this series, we saw that Intel’s (INTC) delay in the launch of the 10 nm (nanometer) node could put it behind rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (or TSMC) (TSM) in terms of technology. For years, Intel has been the leader in the manufacturing technology node. It was this technological advantage that helped Intel gain market share and command a high price for its products.
The first half was strong for Intel’s (INTC) DCG (Data Center Group). Demand outlook seems strong in the second half. Gartner estimates the worldwide public cloud computing market to grow 21.4% YoY (year-over-year) to $186.4 billion in 2018. The growth in cloud computing would drive demand for Intel’s high-performance Xeon Scalable server CPUs (central processing units).
In the previous part of this series, we saw that Intel (INTC) launched it ninth-generation Core processors even though it’s facing yield issues on its 10 nm (nanometer) node. Intel has already delayed the launch of its 10 nm products from the 2016 holiday season to the 2019 holiday season, allowing rivals Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (or TSMC) (TSM) and Samsung (SSNLF) to go ahead of it in terms of manufacturing technology. With the 7 nm node, AMD has tweaked its strategy and is bringing server CPUs first, which could be followed by client CPUs. On the other hand, Intel could launch its client CPUs first and then server CPUs, although the gap between the two launches would be short due to delays in the 10 nm node.
Intel (INTC) has been transitioning to the data-centric business, and DCG (Data Center Group) is its most profitable business segment, growing double-digit YoY (year-over-year). Intel’s DCG is seeing strong demand from the Cloud and Communications Service Providers as they prepare for AI and 5G. It’s also seeing growth in the Enterprise segment as companies increasingly adopt analytics, which is increasing their data-intensive workloads.
In the first part of this series, we saw that Intel (INTC) has been transforming its business from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. In order to make money from the declining PC market, it has refined its PC strategy to focus on three high-end PC segments: mobile, gaming, and commercial. All three segments have diverse power and performance requirements, so Intel designed a PC portfolio that caters to these segments.
Although Intel (INTC) has been shifting to its data-centric business, PC is its biggest segment. PC contributes over 50.0% toward revenues and over 60.0% toward operating income. The CCG (Client Computing Group) offers PC CPUs (central processing units) and smartphone modems and competes with Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) Ryzen CPUs and Qualcomm’s (QCOM) modems.
The major indexes extended gains Tuesday afternoon in a broad advance, and the Nasdaq composite and S&P 500 today have a reason to feel better about their rebounds.
Intel (INTC) was surrounded by technical, competitive, and macro headwinds in the first nine months of 2018. Those headwinds started to clear one by one in October.
Intel (INTC), the PC and server CPU (central processing unit) leader, started 2018 with the disclosure of chip design flaws Spectre and Meltdown. While Intel was working out a solution for these flaws, it announced a delay in the launch of its 10 nm (nanometer) products to the 2019 holiday season. Intel announced the abrupt resignation of its CEO Brian Krzanich and acknowledged that it would face a shortage of CPUs in the second half of 2018.
Intel (INTC) completed 50 years in the business in 2018. Five years ago, with changing trends, the company started a multiyear transformation from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. The transformation increased Intel’s data-centric revenue contribution from 33% to 50%.
Intel (INTC) has been transitioning its business from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. The contribution of the data-centric business toward the company’s revenues rose from 33.0% five years ago to its current level of 50.0%. Each of Intel’s data-centric businesses has been growing at a double-digit rate on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.
Tech earnings season just got a lot more interesting. When major technology companies report their quarterly earnings over the coming month, they’ll do so in the aftermath of the Nasdaq’s worst week since March of this year. Amid market uncertainty, investors will be searching for indications of strong fundamental trends.
Amid threats of tariffs and trade wars, many investors have rotated into more small cap stocks and midcaps this year.