Intel (INTC) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.20

News stories about Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intel earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the chip maker an impact score of 44.7648456250477 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Intel (NASDAQ INTC) traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $43.35. 22,833,083 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 24,413,346. The company has a market cap of $201,614.41, a P/E ratio of 13.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.06. Intel has a one year low of $33.23 and a one year high of $47.30. The company has a quick ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The chip maker reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.21. The company had revenue of $16.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.73 billion. Intel had a net margin of 22.31% and a return on equity of 22.65%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.80 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Intel will post 3.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 7th were given a dividend of $0.2725 per share. This represents a $1.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 6th. Intel’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 38.11%.

Several research firms recently issued reports on INTC. Instinet upped their price objective on shares of Intel to $50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity upped their price objective on shares of Intel from $41.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Intel in a report on Monday, November 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Intel in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Intel from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, twenty-seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $43.68.

In related news, CEO Brian M. Krzanich sold 61,860 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.74, for a total transaction of $2,396,456.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 543,948 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,072,545.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Venkata S. M. Renduchintala sold 1,424 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.73, for a total transaction of $66,543.52. Following the sale, the insider now owns 1,536 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $71,777.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,548,914 shares of company stock valued at $68,196,589 in the last quarter. 0.08% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Intel

Intel Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Company’s segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), Intel Security Group (ISecG), Programmable Solutions Group (PSG), All Other and New Technology Group (NTG).

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