Intel downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari downgraded Intel (INTC) to Sell from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $44 from $49. The chipmaker closed yesterday up 18c to $50.14. Hari coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of AMD (AMD) to Neutral from Sell. Intel's struggles with 10nm process technology makes the analyst incrementally more negative on the company's competitive positioning and margin outlook. He expects a worsening product mix in the near-term, ramp in 10nm costs and growing depreciation to drive margin pressure and Intel's earnings below consensus expectations. Hari sees downside risk in the shares.