Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is one of the world’s largest microprocessor manufacturers for the consumer, professional, and datacenter markets. The company owns patents to some of the most widely used technologies in its sector, enabling it to gain additional revenue even as its competitors grow.
Competition has been the biggest downside to Intel stock in recent years. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) has eroded some of Intel market share, but not enough to unseat the dominant position. Intel increased its revenue for the last three consecutive fiscal years. In 2018, revenue hit $70.85 billion, a year over year increase of 12.89%. Intel’s well-established microprocessor architecture helps to keep cost of goods sold low, resulting in a gross profit margin of 61.47%.
Investors are shaky on Intel today, due to the increased competition that it is facing from main rival AMD. However, some analysts believe that the loss of confidence is not in line with company performance. Lower stock prices today could allow for significant gains on what many believe is an inevitable upside for this stock.
- 1 Year Price Growth: -17.33%
- YTD Price Growth: -3.75%
- 3 Month Price Growth: -10.50%
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