Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer chip giant has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Intel and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Intel facts

Headquarters (founded)

Santa Clara, Calif. (1968)

Market Cap

$119.9 billion

Industry

Semiconductors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$53.0 billion

Management

Incoming CEO Brian Krzanich

CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

24.9%

Cash/Debt

$17.2 billion / $13.4 billion

Dividend Yield

3.7%

Competitors

Advanced Micro Devices

Texas Instruments


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 10,045 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, bobbyabull, succinctly summed up the Intel bull case for our community:

Blue chip with an excellent balance sheet and yield. Not in fashion right now on Wall St. but if you believe in value and income investing this is an excellent choice. They'll come up with great mobile CPU's and the stock will jump eventually. Best of breed chip maker.  

When it comes to dominating markets, it doesn't get much better than Intel's position in the PC microprocessor arena. However, that market is maturing, and Intel finds itself in a precarious situation longer term if it doesn't find new avenues for growth. In this premium research report on Intel, a Motley Fool analyst runs through all of the key topics investors should understand about the chip giant. Click here now to learn more.

The article Why Intel Is Poised to Bounce Back originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Intel. The Motley Fool owns shares of Intel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

What is Short Selling?

Make a profit when stocks prices fall.

View Course »

Basics of Diversification

Learn one of the fundamental concepts of building a portfolio.

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum