Here’s Why Intel Corp. (INTC) Landed in Alger Spectra’s Detractor List

Alger, an investment management firm, published its “Alger Spectra Fund” first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the first quarter of 2021, the largest portfolio sector weightings were Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary. Class A shares of the Alger Spectra Fund underperformed the Russell 3000 Growth Index during the first quarter of 2021. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Alger Spectra Fund, in their Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and shared their insights on the company. Intel Corporation is a Santa Clara, California-based semiconductor company that currently has a $259.1 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, INTC delivered a 27.72% return, while its 12-month gains are up by 7.52%. As of April 19, 2021, the stock closed at $63.63 per share.

Here is what Alger Spectra Fund has to say about Intel Corporation in their Q1 2021 investor letter:

“Short exposure to Intel also detracted from performance. Intel designs and manufactures semiconductors for the computing and communications industries. Intel’s proprietary intellectual strength and manufacturing prowess versus the competition is
deteriorating, which is causing the company to lose market share and profit opportunities. The short position detracted from portfolio returns as the share price reacted positively to the announcement of Pat Gelsinger being hired as chief executive officer, a stronger-than-anticipated quarterly earnings report driven by unusually robust PC sales that we believe are unsustainable and the unveiling of “Intel Unleashed,” a new long-term program to help improve manufacturing and spur innovation. This program involves opening two fabrication plants in Arizona, which confirms Intel’s commitment to continue as an integrated design manufacturer. Importantly, Intel continues to experience issues with its next generation server chips which are disadvantaging Intel versus the competition.”

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Our calculations show that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Intel Corporation was in 72 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 66 funds in the third quarter. INTC delivered a 10.51% return in the past 3 months.

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