Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) most recently reported quarterly actual earnings per share of $0.59 for the period ending on 2016-06-30. Prior to the company reporting, consensus estimates based on data from Zacks Research projected the company to report EPS of $0.53. The difference between the estimate and the actual EPS was $0.06 creating a surprise factor of 11.32%. Currently, the company has an impact score of 77. The likelihood that the stock will move on news is greater with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock has a sentiment score of 0.118. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is true for a negative sentiment score.

In taking a look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $40.25 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $49 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $30. This is according to the 28 estimates taken into consideration by Zacks Research.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.89. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 28 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 28, 20 have a Strong Buy rating and 1 are rating it a Buy.

Intel Corporation designs and manufactures integrated digital technology platforms. A platform consists of a microprocessor and chipset. The Company’s platforms are used in a range of applications, such as personal computers (PCs) (including Ultrabook systems), data centers, tablets, smartphones, automobiles, automated factory systems and medical devices. In February 2013, it acquired ProFUSION-Comercio e Prestacao de Servicos em Tecnologia da Informacao Ltda. In April 2013, Intel Corp acquired Aepona Ltd. Effective July 16, 2013, Intel Corp acquired Omek Interactive Ltd. Effective August 15, 2013, Intel Corp acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products Inc, from Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. Effective November 8, 2013, Intel Corp acquired Kno Inc, a developer of educational software..

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