|By Nathan Young|
Intel’s recent news consists of them purchasing the company Mobileye, which provides technology in driverless vehicles. Certainly this is a hot topic in the tech industry as companies race to be the first one to perfect a driverless car. Intel has a lot to offer as they manufacture several components for computers for individuals, as well as corporations and businesses. Having a tech company in your portfolio can certainly help with diversification, but only you can determine if it will ultimately be a good fit. Now, let us take a look at the most recent numbers.
These numbers can be found on the company’s website of their latest 8-K report containing the numbers. The compare reports record full-year revenue of $59.4 billion and record quarterly revenue of $16.4 billion for fourth quarter 2016. Record annual cash flow from operations was reported at $21.8 billion and solid earnings were reported with GAPP net income of $10.3 billion. Current and potential investors should look at these numbers and see that growth is still there in the tech industry. Not only that, but the recent news they are going to acquire another company.
Taking a look at the chart using the monthly time frame, we can see that price is slowly trending upward, which is a good sign because there are no parabolic moves to worry about. With the new purchase news, I would certainly watch the chart and fundamental data closely to see where the large money players are moving. Also, watch to ensure there are no price gaps as that could be volatility your portfolio can’t afford. All in all, the chart looks healthy and nothing stands out as a red flag.
Being in the tech industry there is a large amount of risk. For a full list, take a look at the latest 10-K report, but for now, here are a couple to keep in mid while you’re researching. First, be sure to understand that the company has to continue innovating to stay ahead of their competition because technology is always evolving and changing. Secondly, brand image and product quality is just as important as innovation because if people being to think the company’s products are of low quality, they will no long purchase their products.
Intel is in many different market places and will continue to be as long as they maintain their current image. Be sure to compare this company with the others in the industry because this company may not provide as much value as another. If you still have questions after you complete your research, be sure to consult an investing professional as they can help point you in the right direction. Intel is a solid company and could be a great addition to your portfolio.
|This media report from Macroaxis distributed on March 13, 2017 was a factor to the next trading day price appreciation.The trading delta at closing time against the next closing price was 0.03% . The trading delta at closing time when the story was published against the current closing price is 27.22% .|