i see what you're saying. and i'm sure it's all legal or they wouldn't be doing it but just like every company that ever went out of business had a good sales pitch and that if this is how you can loose it all with one company and sue if you lose on the other. just from a layman seems unfair. just like i got into a couple arguments w/ well my parents for one about insider trading. isn't that how the whole thing works? if you hear of a good deal you jump on it. how did you hear about "said deal"? or is it only when a company's tanking you're not allowed to say anything? i mean so what IF someone leaked that (or intel themselves) said sales were tanking and it's not just because they got low yields. i mean is that legal? really they are probably just playing it safe and not wasting silicon? i mean could one bad quarter really ruin a company by giving stock holders control over a business they know nothing about and possibly destroy the company like that from the inside by greedy stock holders? actually may be their problem. idk, guess i prob sound un-informed because i am and, at the same time, guess i'm just kinda picking your brain to get an idea of how that mess works.
A lawsuit like this is much smaller then Intel. Intel loves some lawsuits so they should have fun with this one. Large cooperation like this operate independently from whatever their stock is doing and provided Intel doesn't continue stumbling for a few more generations they will be fine.
As for stocks they are manipulated and there are specific rules for trading them if you are a insider. Its a game.