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UPDATE: Fast Money 360: Intel

Considering shares of Intel are down about 9% over the past three months, how should game the stock ahead of earnings Tuesday?

Seems like a good time for Fast Money 360.

Find out what fundamentals, technicals and insights from the options world all suggest lie ahead for this stock!

FUNDAMENTALS

FBR analyst Craig Berger thinks the Street is underestimating chip maker Intel. He tells Fast Money, “into earnings, Intel is likely a ‘Buy’ because we expect in-line 3rd quarter guidance while the Street expects a guidance miss.”

Although many investors are turning their back on this stock fearing a weak consumer equals weak computer sales, there might be more to this story.

”It's (also) a flight to quality name,” Berger explains, “with a lot of cash and a dividend.

”People can hide out in this stock and expect in line news which should be good enough,” he concludes.

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CHARTS

Technical analysis from Carter Worth of Oppenheimer is also largely bullish.

Looking at the charts Worth tells us, “Intel has sold off to a level where the potential for a rebound is high.”

Going forward, Worth suggests the stock presents an attractive risk / reward ratio. “It's a nice set up going into earnings for a buyer,” he counsels.

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OPTIONS

Pete Najarian of Optionmonster.com tells the desk that options are “exploding” suggesting investors are betting on a big move post earnings.

And, at a ratio of 3 calls trading for every 1 put, Najarian interprets the action to mean “people are expecting a bullish report.”

Considering the fundamental and technical analysis as well as the options action, ”I’d be a buyer of Intel at these levels,” he concludes.

What’s the take away?

I want to know what Intel has to say about demand going into the second half of the year, says Joe Terranova. Personally, I believe there’s a lot of upside across the space.

Demand for netbooks, notebooks, iPads and servers bode well for Intel as well as Qualcomm and Marvell , says Jon Najarian.

Intel has come down into earnings, says Brian Kelly. If Intel is forming a base I think it’s a good place to be.

If you're as bullish as the guys above, consider buying a call into the numbers, adds Tim Seymour. That may be the way to play it because in the past Intel has burned.

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