Intel's Outlook Falls Short

And, Visa’s "resilient" consumers ignored.

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Intel's Outlook Falls Short

Despite posting good financial results on Thursday, Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) fell 10.90% in after-hours trading due to its future outlook.

Financials: Intel reported earnings of 54 cents per share in the past quarter and revenue of $15.4 billion; both were better than expected.

Details: Revenue grew by 10% in the past quarter. The gross margin also ticked up during the period.

Powering the Story: Intel’s outlook rattled investors. The company only expects revenue in the current quarter to be between $12.2 billion to $13.2 billion, way lower than expected.

Stock Price: Intel’s stock benefited from the 2023 tech boom and is up 64% in the last 12 months.

Final Thoughts: Intel’s growth may have just hit a wall. There’s a bigger concern that this could spell trouble for other semiconductor stocks as well. (Sponsored) is the world's largest community of alternative investors. If it's unique or outside the mainstream, we love it. We have 50,000+ subscribers, and getting new ones is like a knife through butter.


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Visa’s "Resilient" Consumers Ignored

Visa (NYSE: V) posted good financial results on Thursday, but the stock still fell by 2.79% in after-hours trading.

Financials: Visa reported earnings of $2.41 per share in the past quarter and revenue of $8.6 billion; both were better than expected.

Details: CEO Ryan McInerney said that “consumer spending remained resilient” during the quarter.

Yes, But: Concerns about payment volume slowing down in January caused the stock to drop.

Final Thoughts: Visa, up 21% in the last 12 months, experiences a reality check with payment volume declining in January.

Levi Strauss Plans Layoffs

Levi Strauss (NYSE: LEVI) slipped 1.59% in after-hours trading on Thursday after releasing financial results.

Financials: Levi Strauss reported earnings of 44 cents per share in the past quarter, which was better than expected. Revenue reached only $1.6 billion, which was lower than expected.

Powering the Story: The company announced it will cut 10% to 15% of its workforce.

Final Thoughts: Levi Strauss had a bad 2023, so it makes sense that job cuts are coming.

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