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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.31 (MEE, CNX, WLT, DRI, FCX, POT, INTC, more)

As the market got started on this new week, market participants were keeping a close eye on the doings going on in Egypt, but a big coal merger put a bid into numerous energy-focused plays. Before we dig into that, I just want to remind everyone that we added a new name to our best dividend stocks list this morning, so be sure to check out the upgrade if you didn’t see the e-mail alert we sent out earlier to Dividend.com Premium subscribers. Looking at the big deal of the day, Massey Energy ( MEE ), which had long been a subject of ongoing takeover rumors, finally did catch a bid over the weekend. The company will be getting taken over by Alpha Natural Resources( ANR ) at a valuation that is about 30% below its all-time high levels hit in June of 2008. That news helped push shares like Consol Energy ( CNX ) and Walter Energy ( WLT ) nicely higher. We also saw seeing buying spread to other commodity names, including Freeport McMoran ( FCX ) and Potash Corp ( POT ). Darden Restaurant ( DRI ) shares were up on news the company is lifting its outlook. There has been a worry in the market when it comes to food/restaurant plays, and how they will be having to deal with higher commodity costs. We’ll keep an eye on the sector to see if other companies are able to dodge the rising food cost bullet as well. Lastly, Intel Corporation ( INTC ) managed to close unchanged despite news the company is cutting its earlier margins guidance, following a chip design glitch that will hit the semiconductor giant’s bottom line this coming quarter. Lots of gloomy headlines about Social Security possibly dissolving sooner than experts have been predicting last week, so I wanted to look for nuggets to write about retirement this morning. I wanted to focus on some baby boomer tips from a recent U.S. News & World Report, and add my own two cents to each. Baby Boomer Tip #1 – “Sign up for Medicare on time.” This is a no-brainer and who wouldn’t want to be able to free up money that can be saved or used for other necessities? As people continue to live longer, some of the savings from not having to pay for your own expensive plan can even go into quality dividend stocks that provide a nice yield each year. Baby Boomer Tip #2 – “Schedule your free physical…

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Intel Q4 Earnings Beat View; Q1 Revenue Outlook Strong (INTC)

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Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) late Thursday said its fiscal fourth quarter profit surged 48% from last year, beating analyst expectations, and offered a strong first quarter profit forecast. The Santa Clara-based company reported fiscal fourth quarter net income of $3.39 billion, or 59 cents per share, compared with $2.28 billion, or 40 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose for the year-earlier period. Revenue rose 8.4% from last year to $11.46 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts had expected a smaller profit of 53 cents per share on lower revenue of $11.38 billion. Looking ahead, the company forecast first quarter revenue of $11.5 billion, plus or minus $400 million. That forecast would easily beat analysts’ current estimates for $10.76 billion in revenue for the quarter. Intel shares rose 21 cents, or +1%, in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp ( INTC ) have a 3.38% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $21.29. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Needham & Co. Reiterates “Buy” Rating on Intel Following NVIDIA Deal (INTC)

Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Tuesday saw its “Buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Needham & Co., following the company’s licensing fee agreement with graphics chip maker NVIDIA ( NVDA ). The firm also backed its $26 price target on INTC, which implies a 26% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $20.69. A Needham analyst commented, “We believe the $1.5B licensing fee, payable to NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) in six annual installments, is financially a good price for Intel for such technology and has limited financial impact on INTC’s earnings. We are slightly altering our estimates to reflect the licensing payments, and reiterate our rating…The amortization impacts 2011 GM and EPS by 39bps and $0.02, respectively, bringing our 2011 EPS estimate to $1.88 from $1.90. Our 2012 EPS estimate is revised to $2.12 from $2.15 and our GM assumption falls 49bps to 65.6%.” Intel shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Tuesday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp ( INTC ) have a 3.48% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $20.69. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Six Stocks for the Next Ten Years

Six Stocks for the Next Ten Years

It was a cold and blustery winter day when I met my father for lunch last week. This is one of the few unexpectedly pleasant things I discovered in my middle age… I can now sit with my father, digest dragon rolls and a bit of wisdom obscured by banter and watch the world march by a plate glass window. At one point between the miso soup and the spicy tuna, Dad told me that he had been putting $1,000 a year into a mutual fund for each of his grandchildren on their birthday. And due to a happenstance of luck, one particular granddaughter who was born in April was up more than 20% over the other ten grandkids. He had chosen a mutual fund that would gradually switch from equities to bonds the closer it came to the tuition due date. Well, I thought, that’s nice of him. A bad gold call But for the record, this is the same man who put money in a gold fund for my college expenses during the seventies and early eighties. From the time he started investing until I needed the money in 1988, gold only went down — falling from $10,00 an ounce to $250 or so at the bottom. It was a spectacularly poor investment, and when it was sold, it was worth half as much as he put in. Not that I wasn’t grateful, as it bought many a Natty Boh; I only wish he had chosen Apple, Microsoft, or Wal-Mart. Now I don’t think the run in gold and silver is over — not by a long shot. Back in 1980, my grandparents would greet us with pre-1965 silver dollars. My Aunt would give us coin sets for birthdays and for Christmas. And these people made their living from farming, ranching, and selling insurance — not what you’d call Wall Street insiders. As far as I can tell this isn’t happening yet. The blow-off top in the metals market is still down the road… Buy low, sell high This led me to think about the big picture. Where would you put money today in order to reap the large returns in fifteen years? The Sam Walton biography tells the story of a truck driver who worked for Wal-Mart and retired a millionaire on WMT stock alone… Or John Templeton, who bought Freddie Mac in 1980 for his wife’s retirement fund and turned $3,000 into a million as interest rates fell from 21% to 8% and housing took off. The trick isn’t to buy high and sell higher ; it’s to buy low in a company that will likely be around and thriving in 15 years. The lost decade There is one sector that is cheap, solid, pays dividends, and is expanding: the old school tech plays that no one wants to talk about. Let’s take a step back and look at why these stocks are so cheap. The first reason is that they got ramped up in the 1999 dot-com bubble. All of these stocks like Oracle (ORCL), Microsoft (MSFT), Intel (INTC), Qualcomm (QCOM), Cisco (CSCO), and Corning (GLW) were trading at price-to-earnings ratios over 100. They split their stocks again and again so that Oracle has 3.8 billion in their float. Microsoft has 7.5 billion. There are so many shares out there that Wall Street …

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Intel Downgraded to “Neutral” at Piper Jaffray (INTC)

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Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Monday saw its rating cut by analysts at Piper Jaffray. The firm said it downgraded INTC from “Overweight” to “Neutral” with a $21.50 price target. That target implies a small upside from the stock’s Friday closing price of $21.03. Intel shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp ( INTC ) have a 3.42% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $21.03. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Intel (Nasdaq:INTC) Receives US Approval for McAfee (NYSE:MFE) Deal

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Intel Corp. (Nasdaq:INTC) has received approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to go forward with its acquisition of McAfee Inc. (NYSE:MFE).Now Intel awaits a decision from the European Commission, which, as usual, appears to be holding up another business deal. The antitrust regulator for the European Union has said behind the scenes that they’re concerned over the deal, which implies a

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Intel (INTC): Getting Connected

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Intel (INTC): Getting Connected

Filed under: Intel (INTC) , Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “Intel ( INTC ) is moving into what I’ve described as the ‘middle-markets; for processors; these markets include all sorts of mobile computing devices (smartphones, smartbooks, tablets, etc.) as well as a host of emerging ‘connected devices’,” says technology stock guru Paul McWilliams . The editor of Next Inning explains, “Connected devices include stuff like TV, Blu-Ray players, Set-Top-Boxes, etc. that provide some level of computing power as well as Internet connectivity. Continue reading Intel (INTC): Getting Connected Intel (INTC): Getting Connected originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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FBR Capital Maintains “Market Perform” Rating on Intel (INTC)

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Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Monday saw its “Market Perform” rating reiterated by analysts as FBR Capital Markets. The firm also left its $27 price target for INTC unchanged, which implies a massive 28% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $21.14. An FBR analyst commented, “Recent 4Q notebook PC build checks with the top five ODMs are slightly weaker than our month-ago checks as OEM customers await signs of Black Friday holiday sell-through before becoming more aggressive about late-quarter reorders, and as the supply chain whittles away any remaining Calpella platform PC inventory ahead of the 1Q11 Sandybridge ramp. We now expect 4Q notebook builds to grow +1% QOQ, two points weaker than last month’s +3% QOQ. For Intel, tepid growth in notebook builds and slight shrinkage in desktop builds means that 4Q revenues are likely tracking in the lower half of guidance of $11.0B–$11.8B (+3% QOQ, +8% YOY), though 4Q server strength and easy 3Q comparisons for Atom chips could help somewhat.” Intel shares fell 15 cents, -0.7%, in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp ( INTC ) have a 3.41% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $21.14. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Intel Upgraded to “Overweight” at Morgan Stanley (INTC)

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Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) on Thursday caught an upgrade from analysts at Morgan Stanley. The firm said it boosted its rating on INTC from “Equal-weight” to “Overweight” with a $26 price target. That target implies an expected 24% upside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $21.04. Morgan Stanley said the move was a valuation call, since the stock has already priced in risks to growth. Intel shares fell 16 cents or, -0.8%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line Shares of Intel Corp (INTC) have a 2.99% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $21.04. The stock has technical support in the $19 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $22-$23 price levels. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Intel’s Q3 Profit Soars 59%, but Forecast Somewhat Muted (INTC)

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Intel’s Q3 Profit Soars 59%, but Forecast Somewhat Muted (INTC)

Computer processor maker Intel Corporation ( INTC ) late Tuesday said its third quarter profit surged 59% from last year on higher revenue, but the company’s forecast was a bit underwhelming. The Santa Clara-based company reported third quarter net income of $2.96 billion, or 52 cents per share, compared $1.86 billion, or 33 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue jumped 18% from last year, to $11.1 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a smaller profit of 50 cents per share, on slightly lower revenue of $11 billion. Looking ahead, the company forecast fourth quarter revenue to range from $11.0 billion to $11.8 billion, which could fall short or exceed analyst expectations for $11.32 billion. Intel shares rose 27 cents, or +1.4%, in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of INTC from our recommended list back on June 8, 2010, when the stock was trading at $20.31. The company has a 3.19% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $19.77. The stock has technical support in the $17 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $21-$22 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Intel Corporation ( INTC ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Forget Gold, Try this ETF Instead (GLD, SMH, INTC)

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Forget Gold, Try this ETF Instead (GLD, SMH, INTC)

With Gold (GLD) reaching all-time highs again this week more investors are putting cash into anything precious metal related but I am here to caution you on doing so. There are far better opportunities than gold right now and chasing this trend is not the formula for generating short-term growth. We have traded GLD call options 8 times this year (7 profitable) in the ETF TRADR portfolio but now it’s time to step away. Of course, what type of ‘tradr’ would I be if I failed to offer a better alternative. First off, it would be very difficult to find a long-term chart more strong and persistent than the Gold chart – it’s nothing short of amazing (and at the same time scary for the future of the dollar). That said, even as Gold has made new highs in recent days there is a better place to focus your trading capital. The semiconductor industry has lifted off in recent days and I expect it to continue. Here’s the performance chart between the headline-making Gold (GLD) rally and the Semiconductor ETF (SMH). So what’s making the semis perform so well? It’s certainly not the lackluster outlook from PC manufacturers who continue to see challenges ahead. It was just three weeks ago when Intel (INTC) slashed their outlook sending the stock down nearly 4%. Others like Cisco have also expressed concern with speak of “unusual uncertainty” in the global economy that could impact sales. If these headlines weren’t enough many analysts also believe Apple’s iPad is hurting sales of the Semiconductor Industry because the chip is Apple branded and made by Samsung who is not a major Semiconductor. The major players are not benefiting from this particular increase in chip demand. Click here to view the full post including my video analysis If you want real-time ETF and ETF Option recommendations start with our Freemium TRADR by signing up here

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Intel (INTC): Screaming to Be Bought?

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Intel (INTC): Screaming to Be Bought?

Filed under: Intel (INTC) , Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “We have chosen Intel ( INTC ), the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, as our last ‘Bargain Stock’,” notes Vita Nelson , who focuses on stocks offering dividend reinvestment plans. The editor of Direct Investing explains, “Intel set a 52-week high back on April 15, and a 52-week low on August 31. The stock has yet to rebound from the August swoon — in spite of record earnings in the first and second quarters. “The company earned 43 cents per share in the first quarter and 512 cents in the second. Those results were aided by pent-up global chip demand, as manufacturers began digging deep into their inventories. Continue reading Intel (INTC): Screaming to Be Bought? Intel (INTC): Screaming to Be Bought? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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