Watch Out: These 5 Dow Stocks May Be Value Traps


Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has been beaten up recently and the stock is down 31% year to date. The company reported its most recent quarterly results late in July. So far, it has been a rough year for the semiconductor firm, with EPS of $0.29 on $15.3 billion in revenue for the fiscal second quarter. Both earnings and revenues have been dwindling over the past year, with revenues as high as $19.1 billion in the September quarter of last year and earnings at $1.71 a share.

UBS recently rated Intel at Neutral, and its $41 price target implies downside of 3% from the consensus price target of $42.38. The stock was trading near the bottom of its 52-week range of $35.18 to $56.28. The dividend yield is 4.1%.


Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) have bounced back after a weaker-than-expected earnings report last month. The stock is still down 28% year to date, but it has been holding steady for the past month. For the second quarter, JPMorgan reported $2.76 in EPS on $30.7 billion in revenue. The same period of last year had $30.5 billion in revenue and $3.78 in EPS.

Berenberg recently rated JPMorgan as a Hold with a $120 price target. The implied downside from the consensus price target of $139.49 is 14%. The stock was trading near $114, in a 52-week range of $106.06 to $172.96. It has a dividend yield of 3.5%.


Year to date, Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) shares are down 32%, leading the Dow in losses. Nike’s earnings were reported back in late June, when the apparel giant said that it had $12.2 billion in revenue and $0.90 in EPS. It had $0.93 in EPS and $12.3 billion in revenue in the same period of last year. There has been a steady decrease in the bottom-line over the past year.

Piper Sandler has a Neutral rating on Nike with a $115 price target. That implies downside of 17% from the consensus price target of $138.39. The stock was trading near $114 within a 52-week range of $99.53 to $179.10. It has a dividend yield of 1.1%.

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