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Intel Corporation (INTC): The Healthiest Stock in the Bag of Chips

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No matter how long the current bull run lasts, there are going to be good values available. The technology sector is frequently and dramatically affected by “breaking news,” which can sometimes be insightful, but more often they make investors panic and drive down prices.

Start taking advantage of these opportunities and establish yourself in this sector full of potential, starting with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). The positive news will outweigh the panics for years to come for this technology icon, and others have the chance to follow suit.

Weekly options in play on Intel Corporation (INTC)

The best is still a bargain

Don’t let “The PC is dead” headlines scare you away from makers of chips and microprocessors. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has evolved to become something much greater than a computer parts supplier, including the announcement to develop a subscription-based television service. Details are yet to be released, but this continued innovation allows technology giants to stay on top and remain two steps ahead of obsolescence.

If people believe that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) will be a contributor to the majority of technological advances and innovations for years to come, the company’s statistics will convince investors that the stock remains a steal after Q1 2013. Down over 23% TTM, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) trades at a of P/E just over 10 compared to the S&P average of approximately 15. With the exception of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), blue chip stocks don’t trade at this level of discount.

Sitting on well over $7 billion in cash, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) continues to distribute 4.13% to its shareholders with no sign of slowing the increasing payout. This doesn’t sound like a company of the past. However, companies such as Intel need to invest in themselves for continued success. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s low debt to equity ratio of 0.3 is a healthy indicator, because EPS has remained stable for three years.

With four operating systems now vying for the throne on the mobile platform (Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), BlackBerry), Intel has fellow industry partners to spur innovation and create demand for their components.

The long-anticipated arrival of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) into the retail store world is inching closer with it’s custom Chromebook Pixel, completely Google save for – an Intel processor and graphics card. Although competition is glorified by the media picking winners and losers, some technology relationships are mutually beneficial.

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