Intel (INTC) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds
News stories about Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intel earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the chip maker an impact score of 46.2559601016616 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
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Shares of Intel (INTC) traded down $0.26 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $44.49. The stock had a trading volume of 17,707,368 shares, compared to its average volume of 23,529,520. Intel has a 12-month low of $33.23 and a 12-month high of $47.30. The company has a market cap of $209,430.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 1.27.
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The chip maker reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.21. Intel had a return on equity of 22.65% and a net margin of 22.31%. The firm had revenue of $16.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.73 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.80 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Intel will post 3.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 7th will be given a dividend of $0.2725 per share. This represents a $1.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 6th. Intel’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 38.11%.
INTC has been the subject of several analyst reports. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of Intel in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Intel from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Vetr cut Intel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.26 target price for the company. in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $30.00 target price on Intel and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc restated a “hold” rating on shares of Intel in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, twenty-seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $43.40.
In other Intel news, insider Stacy J. Smith sold 472,337 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.23, for a total transaction of $20,891,465.51. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 265,298 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,734,130.54. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Venkata S. M. Renduchintala sold 1,424 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.73, for a total value of $66,543.52. Following the sale, the insider now owns 1,536 shares in the company, valued at $71,777.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 659,036 shares of company stock valued at $28,872,880. 0.08% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Intel Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Company’s segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), Intel Security Group (ISecG), Programmable Solutions Group (PSG), All Other and New Technology Group (NTG).
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