Media stories about Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Intel Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the chip maker an impact score of 45.0301158958741 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) traded down 0.45% during trading on Friday, hitting $35.01. 16,231,408 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $164.51 billion, a PE ratio of 13.36 and a beta of 1.01. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $35.09 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.65. Intel Corporation has a 12-month low of $33.23 and a 12-month high of $38.45.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The chip maker reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.04. Intel Corporation had a net margin of 20.60% and a return on equity of 21.86%. The company had revenue of $14.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.39 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.59 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Intel Corporation will post $3.01 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.2725 per share. This represents a $1.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 3rd. Intel Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 41.76%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on INTC. Jefferies Group LLC restated an “underperform” rating and set a $30.00 price target (up previously from $29.00) on shares of Intel Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $30.00 price target on shares of Intel Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Hilliard Lyons began coverage on shares of Intel Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. They set a “buy” rating and a $41.00 price target for the company. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating on shares of Intel Corporation in a research report on Saturday, June 3rd. Finally, Northland Securities set a $40.00 price target on shares of Intel Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and twenty-seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $40.55.

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In other news, insider Venkata S. M. Renduchintala sold 1,424 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.40, for a total value of $51,833.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,536 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $55,910.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Brian M. Krzanich sold 72,173 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.69, for a total transaction of $2,431,508.37. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 534,746 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,015,592.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 91,921 shares of company stock valued at $3,130,162 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.09% of the company’s stock.

Intel Corporation Company Profile

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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