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Intel Corporation (INTC)

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It is important to understand that every business has both direct, and indirect competitors:

What you should find in this step:

 
Our Key Findings from this step (and where we found the information)...
From this step, the conclusions you should find about Verizon are in the following key points:

There are actually two ways to look at Competitors from Yahoo! Finance... The first is the link above, clicking the "Competitors" link in the sidebar.  That provides the side-by-side comparison of the top competitors' key financials and other statistics.

But there is also the link to your stock's competitors by going through the Sector > Industry link here...  After we went on to click the Industry link for "Semiconductor - Broad Line" we find that they list the top 5 industry performers (by Market Capitalization) in this Industry subcategory, which helps us to find these "direct" competitors to Intel...  The five top performing companies indicated are:

 
 

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