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How to buy Intel Corporation stock

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Intel Corporation is a semiconductors business based in the US. Intel Corporation shares (INTC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Intel Corporation employs 110 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$79 billion.

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  3. Search for Intel Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: INTC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Intel Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Intel Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Intel Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Intel Corporation share price

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Intel Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$43.63 - USD$69.29
50-day moving average USD$49.4809
200-day moving average USD$55.3666
Wall St. target priceUSD$56.5
PE ratio 9.0074
Dividend yield USD$1.32 (2.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.443

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Is it a good time to buy Intel Corporation stock?

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Intel Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $N/A

1 week (2020-09-17) -100.00%
1 month (2020-08-27) -100.00%
3 months (2020-06-26) -100.00%
6 months (2020-03-27) -100.00%
1 year (2019-09-27) -100.00%
2 years (2018-09-27) -100.00%
3 years (2017-09-27) -100.00%
5 years (2015-09-25) -100.00%

Is Intel Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Intel Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Intel Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Intel Corporation's P/E ratio

Intel Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Intel Corporation shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Intel Corporation's PEG ratio

Intel Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6811. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Intel Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Intel Corporation's EBITDA

Intel Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$38.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Intel Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Intel Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$79 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.39%
Gross profit TTM USD$42.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.63%
Return on equity TTM 30.15%
Profit margin 29.97%
Book value $19.283
Market capitalisation USD$209.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Intel Corporation shares

There are currently 173.5 million Intel Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Intel Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 315.4% up from 41.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Intel Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Intel Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Intel Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Intel Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Intel Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 32.4 million). Intel Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.35. In other words for every 100,000 Intel Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5350 shares are currently held short.

However Intel Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Intel Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Intel Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Intel Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Intel Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0408% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Intel Corporation shares, roughly 41 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Intel Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Intel Corporation stock.

Intel Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Intel Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Intel Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 12.99

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intel Corporation's overall score of 12.99 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Intel Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Intel Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.18/100

Intel Corporation's environmental score of 2.18 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intel Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intel Corporation's social score

Social score: 4.06/100

Intel Corporation's social score of 4.06 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intel Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Intel Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 5.75/100

Intel Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Intel Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intel Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Intel Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Intel Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Intel Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 12.99
Total ESG percentile 8.8
Environmental score 2.18
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 4.06
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 5.75
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 3

Intel Corporation share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.8% of net profits

Recently Intel Corporation has paid out, on average, around 23.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Intel Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intel Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.32 per share.

While Intel Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Intel Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Intel Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Intel Corporation's shares ever split?

Intel Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 July 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Intel Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Intel Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Intel Corporation's share price.

Intel Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Intel Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.63 up to $69.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INTC.US volatility(beta: 0.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Intel Corporation's is 0.7124. This would suggest that Intel Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Intel Corporation overview

Intel Corporation provides computing, networking, data storage, and communication solutions worldwide. It operates through Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Programmable Solutions Group, Client Computing Group, and All Other segments. The company offers platform products, such as CPU and chipset, system-on-chip, and multichip package products for cloud, enterprise, and communication infrastructure markets. It also provides NAND flash memory and DC persistent products for enterprise and cloud-based data centers, and users of business and consumer desktops and laptops; programmable semiconductors, such as field-programmable gate arrays, application-specific integrated circuits, and related products for communications, data center, industrial, and military markets; and various processors for notebooks, mobiles, and desktop PCs. In addition, it offers boards and systems, such as server boards and small form factor systems; and connectivity products for cellular modems, Ethernet controllers, silicon photonics, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Further, the company develops computer vision and machine learning- based sensing, data analysis, localization, mapping, and driving policy technologies for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, industrial and communication equipment manufacturers, and cloud service providers. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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