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Intel Generated YTD Stock Returns of -20.03%

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

Intel Corporation (INTC) generated investor returns of -16.66% in the trailing 12-month period and 9.26% in the trailing one-month period. It generated 44.30% in 2014 and -20.03% YTD (year-to-date). The firm’s share price decreased by 1.53% in the trailing five-day period.

In comparison, Micron (MU) and SanDisk (SNDK)—peer companies in the semiconductor subsector—generated returns of 6.68% and 7.42%, respectively, in the trailing one-month period.

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Moving averages

On September 18, 2015, Intel closed the trading day at $29.02. Based on this figure, here’s how the company’s stock fares in terms of its moving averages:

  • 5.02% below its 100-day moving average of $30.47
  • 0.74% above its 50-day moving average of $28.79
  • 1.84% above its 20-day moving average of $28.48

MACD and relative strength index

A company’s MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. Intel’s 14-day MACD is 0.12. This positive figure indicates an upward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 51, which shows that its stock is neither overbought nor oversold. Generally, if a company’s RSI is above 70, it indicates its stock is overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a company’s stock has been oversold.

Analyst recommendations

Out of 51 analysts covering Intel’s stock, 27 have issued a “buy” recommendation, six have issued a “sell” recommendation, and 18 recommend a “hold.” The analyst stock price target for the firm is $33.88, with a median target estimate of $34.50. Given these figures, Intel is trading at a discount of 16% with respect to the median analyst price target.

Intel Corporation makes up 2.95% of the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) and 2.77% of the Powershares QQQ ETF (QQQ).

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