Earnings Visibility Make Intel (INTC) a Buy

INTC stock a buy in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

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Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) ranks in the top decile in its industry group, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment, and in the top 10% of its sector group, Information Technology, with a market value of $209.4 billion. From an investment attractiveness prospective, INTC is ranked in the top half of the sector with a ranking of 248 among the 703 companies in the sector; the ranking for INTC by Portfolio Grader places it 53 among the 111 companies in this industry group, placing it in the top half and number 1,276 in the 5000 company Portfolio Grader company universe.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks INTC as a Buy. With proprietary fundamental and quantitative analytical tools developed by Louis Navellier, this stock analytical tool assesses approximately 5,000 stocks weekly. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking INTC has had from Portfolio Grader for the last month.

Currently, Portfolio Grader ranks the Information Technology sector number 4 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the top half of all the GICS sectors. The Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry group is ranked 6 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it well above-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Intel has attained above-average scores in 6 of the 8 fundamental metrics used by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 2 of the areas used in the ranking of company stocks.

INTC's operational scores provide mixed results with rankings for operating margin and earnings growth that are above average, while the score for sales growth is below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are superior with a ranking for earnings revisions, earnings surprises and earnings momentum that are discernibly better than average. INTC's score for return on equity is significantly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. These fundamental scores give Intel a position in the top quartile of the industry group.

Quantitatively, Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to measure INTC's shares from the perspective of risk/reward. This proprietary scoring system takes into account the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Based on this risk/reward calculation, INTC currently scores above-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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