Intel Corporation [INTC] stock Upgrade by Northland Capital analyst, price target now $49

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Intel Corporation [NASDAQ: INTC] loss -0.46% or -0.24 points to close at $51.50 with a heavy trading volume of 16242060 shares. The company report on December 29, 2021 that Intel Sells SSD Business and Dalian Facility to SK hynix.

Intel Corp. completes its first closing in the sale of its NAND and SSD business to SK hynix.


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Intel Corporation today announced it has completed the first closing of the sale of its NAND and SSD business, selling its SSD business (including the transfer of certain NAND SSD-associated intellectual properties (IP) and employees) and the Dalian NAND memory manufacturing facility in China to Seoul-based SK hynix. In exchange, SK hynix will pay Intel US$7 billion in consideration. The deal was announced Oct. 19, 2020.

It opened the trading session at $51.89, the shares rose to $52.159 and dropped to $51.46, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for INTC points out that the company has recorded -9.27% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -7.58% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 31.55M shares, INTC reached to a volume of 16242060 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Intel Corporation [INTC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for INTC shares is $55.02 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on INTC stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Northland Capital have made an estimate for Intel Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on November 01, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price from $60 to $52. The new note on the price target was released on October 26, 2021, representing the official price target for Intel Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $50 to $45, while Wedbush kept a Underperform rating on INTC stock. On October 22, 2021, analysts decreased their price target for INTC shares from 60 to 52.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Intel Corporation is set at 1.14, with the Price to Sales ratio for INTC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.64. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.32, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.59. Price to Free Cash Flow for INTC in the course of the last twelve months was 5.52 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.70.

Trading performance analysis for INTC stock

Intel Corporation [INTC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.37. With this latest performance, INTC shares gained by 5.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -9.27% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 3.37% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for INTC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.47, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 56.08, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.72 for Intel Corporation [INTC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 50.35, while it was recorded at 51.75 for the last single week of trading, and 55.07 for the last 200 days.

Intel Corporation [INTC]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Intel Corporation [INTC] shares currently have an operating margin of +30.40 and a Gross Margin at +55.75. Intel Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +26.84.

Return on Total Capital for INTC is now 21.02, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 19.12. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 26.36, with Return on Assets sitting at 14.43. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Intel Corporation [INTC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 45.57. Additionally, INTC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 31.30, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.12. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 42.27, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 29.03.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Intel Corporation [INTC] managed to generate an average of $188,960 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 10.32 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.54.Intel Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.

Intel Corporation [INTC]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for INTC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Intel Corporation go to 3.16%.

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An analysis of insider ownership at Intel Corporation [INTC]

There are presently around $131,301 million, or 65.10% of INTC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of INTC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 340,186,593, which is approximately 0.731% of the company’s market cap and around 0.07% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 324,410,268 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $16.71 billion in INTC stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $8.8 billion in INTC stock with ownership of nearly -0.412% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Intel Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 1,305 institutional holders increased their position in Intel Corporation [NASDAQ:INTC] by around 107,400,026 shares. Additionally, 1,150 investors decreased positions by around 96,052,196 shares, while 301 investors held positions by with 2,346,074,026 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,549,526,248 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. INTC stock had 118 new institutional investments in for a total of 18,129,518 shares, while 128 institutional investors sold positions of 7,226,314 shares during the same period.