4 Super Hot Stocks: Intel Cuts Guidance, Boeing Increases Dividend, and JetBlue See More Traffic

After falling 4% in regular trading, shares of Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) are edging slightly higher in late trading.  The chip-maker cut fourth quarter guidance, foreseeing profits of $13.4B-$14B instead of the previously expected $14.2B-$15.2B. The company attributes the downturn to a shortage of hard disc drives that led to reduced inventories and microprocessor purchases across the PC supply chain.  Competitors include: Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) and Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE:TXN).

Shares of Boeing (NYSE:BA) are attracting attention after the board of directors increased the quarterly dividend to 44 cents per share, an increase of 2 cents.  The dividend will be paid March 2, 2012 to shareholders of record on February 10, 2012.

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In late trading, JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ:JBLU) announced that its traffic increased 11% in November.  The company said it expects fourth-quarter preliminary revenue per available seat mile, to increase between 11% and 13% year-over-year.  Competitors include: Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL).

Shares of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) finished the day 1.58% lower, as the company’s general counsel, Michael Holston, is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.  Competitors include: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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