Why Intel (INTC) Stock Is Up After-Hours Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Intel (INTC) was gaining 2.8% to $32.60 after-hours Tuesday after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue for the second quarter.

The chipmaker reported earnings of 55 cents a share for the quarter, beating the FactSet estimate of 52 cents a share by 3 cents. Revenue grew 8% from the year-ago quarter to $13.83 billion, beating analysts' estimates of $13.7 billion for the quarter.

"Our second-quarter results showed the strength of our strategy to extend the reach of Intel technology from the data center to PCs to the Internet of Things," Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in a press release. "With the ramp of our Baytrail SoC family, we have expanded into new segments such as Chrome-based systems, and we are on track to meet our 40 million unit tablet goal. In addition, we hit an important qualification milestone for our upcoming 14nm Broadwell product, and expect the first systems to be on shelves during the holidays."

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TheStreet Ratings team rates INTEL CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate INTEL CORP (INTC) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

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