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How to buy Intel Corporation (INTC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Intel Corporation shares.

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 113,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$77.6 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Intel Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Intel Corporation's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $54.22, which is 15.73% down on its pre-crash value of $64.34 and 24.27% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $43.63.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Intel Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $769.48 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $841.49.

Is it a good time to buy Intel Corporation stock?

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Intel Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
Latest market close$54.22
52-week range$42.50 - $67.63
50-day moving average $53.66
200-day moving average $57.43
Wall St. target price$62.21
PE ratio 12.0409
Dividend yield $1.355 (2.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.50

Intel Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: INTC)

Use our graph to track the performance of INTC stocks over time.

Intel Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $54.22 from 2021-09-24

1 week (2021-09-17) -0.07%
1 month (2021-08-25) 0.76%
3 months (2021-06-25) -3.02%
6 months (2021-03-25) -12.58%
1 year (2020-09-25) 8.57%
2 years (2019-09-25) 6.27%
3 years (2018-09-25) 18.10%
5 years (2016-09-23) 45.79%

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 12x. In other words, Intel Corporation shares trade at around 12x 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 2.0509. 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 $34.7 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 $77.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.33%
Gross profit TTM $43.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.27%
Return on equity TTM 22.19%
Profit margin 23.91%
Book value $21.00
Market capitalisation $220 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Intel Corporation shares

There are currently 58.9 million Intel Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Intel Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% up from 54.4 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 18.3 million). Intel Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.22. In other words for every 100,000 Intel Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3220 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Intel Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0145% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Intel Corporation shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Intel Corporation.

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: 12.89

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intel Corporation's overall score of 12.89 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th 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: 5.65/100

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.

Intel Corporation share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.5% of net profits

Recently Intel Corporation has paid out, on average, around 30.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.57% 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 2.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intel Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.355 per share.

While Intel Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Intel Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Intel Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Intel Corporation's shares ever split?

Intel Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 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 $42.4954 up to $67.6325. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INTC.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 0.5922. This would suggest that Intel Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Intel Corporation overview

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells essential technologies for the cloud, smart, and connected devices for retail, industrial, and consumer uses worldwide. The company operates through DCG, IOTG, Mobileye, NSG, PSG, CCG, and All Other segments. It offers platform products, such as central processing units and chipsets, and system-on-chip and multichip packages; and non-platform or adjacent products comprising accelerators, boards and systems, connectivity products, and memory and storage products. The company also provides Internet of Things products, including high-performance compute solutions for targeted verticals and embedded applications; and computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, data analysis, localization, mapping, and driving policy technology. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and cloud service providers. Intel Corporation has a strategic partnership with MILA to develop and apply advances in artificial intelligence methods for enhancing the search in the space of drugs. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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