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Should You Buy Intel on Recent Activist Investor Involvement?

Despite a general boom in technology stocks this year, one big notable exception has been Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). Long known as the dominant player in the computer processor space, “Chipzilla” saw it moat against rivals deteriorate further this year due to internal technology problems, and the stock has responded by falling 14.7% in 2020, including dividends. That’s a huge underperformance against the semiconductor sector, which gained a whopping 55.5% last year.

INTC 1 Year Total Returns (Daily) Chart

INTC 1 Year Total Returns (Daily) data by YCharts

Intel’s underperformance and bargain-basement valuation of just 9.75 times earnings has recently attracted activist investor Dan Loeb to invest roughly

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Technology Sector Outlook: What Investors Can Expect | The Smarter Investor

The technology sector is once again the top-performing sector in the stock market.

This sector has gained more than 30% year to date, as measured by the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (ticker: XLK). As good as the performance of XLK has been this year, the exchange-traded fund’s rise was better last year when it enjoyed nearly a 50% gain.

Technology leading the way is not new, as this will be the third time in four years it has been the top-performing sector.

The last sector to stay atop the leader board this long was energy back in 2004, 2005

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