1. As of noon trading, Intel ( INTC) is up $0.14 (0.6%) to $21.65 on light volume Thus far, 16.6 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 45.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.51-$21.78 after having opened the day at $21.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.51.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $105.2 billion and is part of the electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Intel a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 22 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Intel Ratings Report now.

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