April 21, 2017

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) will launch high-end Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors in late May

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is feeling the pressure of AMD’s successful Ryzen CPU launch and is bringing its own product refreshes forward, according to a report from Taiwanese supply chain tracker Digitimes. The site claims that Intel will launch the high-end Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors in late May rather than the end of July, and the mainstream Coffee Lake series in August rather than January next year. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) shares advanced 0.75% to $36.18 on Thursday.

The report lines up with previous leaks about changes to Intel’s roadmaps. Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X will supposedly launch together under a common platform named Basin Falls, replacing the current Broadwell-E platform which is architecturally two generations behind the mainstream Kaby Lake lineup. In our review of the Broadwell-E-based Intel Core i7-6950X, we saw that the 10-core behemoth struggled to keep up with a Kaby Lake-based Core i7-6700K in some situations even though it cost several times as much.

Technical Stock Analysis

Shares outstanding are recorded as 4717.67 billion and total shares floated are 4713.25 billion. Current ratio which is the relationship between current assets and current liabilities, indicating the liquidity of a business is calculated as 1.70. Company’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 1.28% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 1.09%.

Best time to invest in stock market is when things are on odd side, and it’s not easy how to pick stocks. By reviewing stock prices from the stock market history of the company and examining its analysts ratings can give an investment picture with updated information of stock which helps investors to make investing decision. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 15 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 15 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Analyst’s mean target price for INTC is $40.03 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.40.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) yearly performance is 16.60% and net profit margin is 17.40%. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is -2.40%. The current share price indicates that stock is -5.23% away from its one year high and is moving 25.40% ahead of its 52-week low.

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) showed off better quarterly earnings results than expected. Proofpoint announced a first-quarter loss of $25.5 million, or 59 cents a share, on sales of $113.3 million. After adjusting for $22.4 million in stock-based compensation and other factors, Proofpoint claimed a profit of $5.5 million, or 12 cents a share. Analysts on average expected adjusted earnings of 9 cents a share on sales of $110.6 million, according to FactSet. Proofpoint also beat analysts’ expectations in billings, which reflects deals signed for future business, with $137.4 million.

On 20 April 2017, Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) shares moved to $71.00 after starting the day at $73.35. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 12 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 1 analyst given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Analyst’s mean target price for PFPT is $87.96 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.80.

At the movement Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is under coverage by number of analysts. Buy rating has been given by 4 analysts to the company stock whereas no analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 11 analysts given HOLD rating. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Outperform and their mean rating for the stock is 2.32 on scale of 1-5. Analysts mean target price for Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is $38.11 while their mean recommendation is 2.50 (1=Buy, 5=sell).

If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved advanced 0.39% to end the day at $33.74. The current share price indicate that stock is -7.17% away from its one year high and is moving 15.40% ahead of its 52-week low.

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