The chip giant's shares have rallied more than 24 percent in 2014, making it the best performer in the Dow 30. Over the past 12 months, shares have soared more than 38 percent.
That strong track record could continue after Intel reports earnings after the bell on Tuesday. According to Factset, analysts are forecasting Intel's third-quarter earnings of 65 cents per share, an increase of 7 cents over what the company reported a year ago. That's a 12 percent increase in earnings from a year ago.
Intel's revenue is also expected to rise to $14.45 billion, compared with $13.5 billion in sales for the same period last year.