Intel – High Risk to Dividend Stock

Intel Corporation (INTC) designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in desktops, workstations, servers, embedded products, communications products, notebooks, netbooks, mobile Internet devices, and consumer electronics. It has been attempting to diversify by making chipsets for embedded designs for industrial equipments, point-of-sale systems, panel PCs, automotive information/entertainment systems, and medical equipment.

INTC is not a dividend achiever. It has been paying growing dividends for last 5 calendar years. The latest dividend increase was in February 2010. I had last reviewed INTC in July 2009. My objective here is to analyze INTC is a continuing to be a good dividend growth stock and how it will rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends.

Trend Analysis
Here I am looking at trends for past 10 years of corporation’s revenue and profitability. These parameters should show consistently growth trends. The trend chart  summary is shown in images below.
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Success Comes from Investing Discipline and Executing Your Ideas

How many times we have had folks discussing investing or trading ideas about which stock looks good, which stock has value, and etc, etc. I am sure many of us have engaged in such discussions. Personally, I have tried to avoid such discussions on specific stocks. Almost always, I end up asking folks about their investing paradigm or what is their focus. Surprisingly, almost every time, the answer is on similar lines. That is, does it really matter what paradigm we use? Isn’t the focus just to make more money?

We individuals fall into the trap of focusing two much on one or two successes. And we fail to look from an overall portfolio perspective. We create a portfolio that is hodge podge of many different methods. There is no discipline. The ideas that we keep discussing in pubic, we never execute on them. It is for others to execute. e.g. Look at the financial websites, all the analysts and managers writing lengthy articles discussing pros and risks of a particular company. They will explain their reasoning for investing in it. When you look at the disclaimer, it’s the clients who would own it. On majority of the occasions, they do not own for personal accounts. continue reading rest of the article….

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