Intel shares close lower on Thursday, company to launch a set of new processors in response to competition

August 11, 2017 8:08 am

Intel Corporation (INTC) reportedly intends to release its 12-core Core i9-7920X gaming and PC processor at the end of August. At the same time, in order to respond to AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper launches, Intel is to release 14-, 16-, and 18-core variations of the Core i9-7920X on September 25th.

Intel shares closed lower for the fourth time in the past thirteen trading sessions on Thursday. It has also been the steepest daily loss since July 6th. The stock went down 1.23% ($0.45) to $36.14, with the intraday high and the intraday low being at $36.56 and $36.11 respectively. In the week ended on August 6th the shares of the technology company added 2.80% to their market value compared to a week ago, which marked a fifth consecutive period of gains and also the best performance since the week ended on April 23rd. However, the stock has pared its advance to 1.89% so far during the current month, following a 5.13% surge in July. The latter has been the best monthly performance since September 2016. For the entire past year, the shares of the NASDAQ-listed tech giant gained 5.28%.

Priced at $1,200, Intel’s Core i9-7920X is to be made available on August 28th.

Meanwhile, AMD’s 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor is scheduled for release on August 31st.

According to CNN Money, the 36 analysts, offering 12-month forecasts regarding Intel Corporation’s stock price, have a median target of $40.00, with a high estimate of $46.00 and a low estimate of $30.00. The median estimate is a 10.68% surge compared to the closing price of $36.14 on August 10th.

The same media also reported that 20 out of 42 surveyed investment analysts had rated Citigroup Inc’s stock as “Buy”, while 15 – as “Hold”. On the other hand, 3 analysts had recommended selling the stock.

Daily and Weekly Pivot Levels

With the help of the Camarilla calculation method, today’s levels of importance for the Intel stock are presented as follows:

R1 – $36.18
R2 – $36.22
R3 (Range Resistance – Sell) – $36.26
R4 (Long Breakout) – $36.39
R5 (Breakout Target 1) – $36.53
R6 (Breakout Target 2) – $36.59

S1 – $36.10
S2 – $36.06
S3 (Range Support – Buy) – $36.02
S4 (Short Breakout) – $35.89
S5 (Breakout Target 1) – $35.75
S6 (Breakout Target 2) – $35.69

By using the traditional method of calculation, the weekly levels of importance for Intel Corporation (INTC) are presented as follows:

Central Pivot Point – $36.10
R1 – $36.87
R2 – $37.45
R3 – $38.22
R4 – $39.00

S1 – $35.52
S2 – $34.75
S3 – $34.17
S4 – $33.60

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