Hall Laurie J Trustee lessened its holdings in shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 3.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,676 shares of the wireless technology company’s stock after selling 229 shares during the period. Hall Laurie J Trustee’s holdings in QUALCOMM were worth $432,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Weaver Consulting Group acquired a new position in shares of QUALCOMM in the 1st quarter valued at $25,000. Ibex Wealth Advisors bought a new position in QUALCOMM during the 2nd quarter worth about $28,000. Hexavest Inc. bought a new position in QUALCOMM during the 2nd quarter worth about $33,000. Lenox Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in QUALCOMM during the 2nd quarter worth about $34,000. Finally, Meridian Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in QUALCOMM during the 1st quarter worth about $26,000. 79.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
In other news, SVP Erin L. Polek sold 1,478 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.36, for a total transaction of $103,992.08. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 1,386 shares in the company, valued at approximately $97,518.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.11% of the company’s stock.
A number of research firms have issued reports on QCOM. Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on QUALCOMM from $80.00 to $75.00 and set an “in-line” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective (up previously from $96.00) on shares of QUALCOMM in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. Cowen reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $80.00 price target (down previously from $100.00) on shares of QUALCOMM in a report on Thursday, May 23rd. Citigroup lifted their price target on QUALCOMM from $55.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. Finally, DZ Bank restated a “sell” rating on shares of QUALCOMM in a research report on Friday, August 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $79.69.
Shares of NASDAQ QCOM opened at $74.35 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.77, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.46. QUALCOMM, Inc. has a 1-year low of $49.10 and a 1-year high of $90.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $89.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.31, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.62. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $73.68 and its 200-day moving average price is $68.65.
QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The wireless technology company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. QUALCOMM had a net margin of 13.41% and a return on equity of 112.21%. The business had revenue of $4.89 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.12 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.01 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that QUALCOMM, Inc. will post 2.84 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 12th will be paid a $0.62 dividend. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 11th. QUALCOMM’s dividend payout ratio is presently 77.74%.
QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communication products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access, and other technologies for use in wireless voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products.
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