“I wouldn’t buy Intel stock here. I think it’s rolling over,” says trader Joe Terranova as he reviewed the company's latest earnings report which showed revenue in the first quarter was $12.9 billion, up from $12.85 billion in the year-ago period and a bit higher than the $12.85 billion expected.
Also, GAAP net income in the first quarter was $2.74 billion, down from $3.16 billion in the year-ago period. GAAP earnings per share were 53 cents, better than the 50 cents expected.
The headline numbers seem fairly positive but dig down and you'll find some bad news. “Inventories are too high – they’re up 400 million, investors won’t like that," explains Terranova.
“Intel is a great company but I suspect we could see a pullback down to $26,” adds trader Guy Adami.
However after a pull back both traders would buy again. "Long-term, the stock is fine,” Adami says.