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Broadcom 'Puts the Screws' to Qualcomm on Turkey Day, Says Bernstein

Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) are up 54 cents, or 0.8%, at $68.67, and Broadcom (AVGO) is up $4.08, or 1.5%, at $279.45, as the maneuvering apparently continues in their M&A battle, according to a report yesterday by The New York Post’s Josh Kosman saying Broadcom “has looked to scuttle” Qualcomm’s existing offer to purchase NXP Semiconductors (NXPI). Given that many believe the NXP buy is pivotal for Qualcomm, Bernstein’s Stacy Rasgon today opines that Broadcom has left Qualcomm management with three not so good options. The Post story says Broadcom is considering raising its bid for Qualcomm, which was rejected two weeks ago by Qualcomm management, to $77 from $70.