|Bid||416.50 x 0|
|Ask||417.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||416.50 - 422.00|
|52 Week Range||213.50 - 437.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.64|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||31.59|
|Earnings Date||Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||9.00 (2.14%)|
|1y Target Est||279.06|
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) shares have spent the last six months grinding back to the high they achieved in April, after the company settled its patent suit with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) on favorable terms.Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com Shares opened Nov. 27 at $85.16. That's a market capitalization of nearly $97 billion, on expected sales of about $20 billion for the fiscal year that started in October. The trailing price-to-earnings ratio is high at 23.6, but the 62 cent per share dividend yields 2.9%, which compensates for it.With stock averages at a record high, it's hard to say buy anything. But if you're an income investor who can't get more than 2.3% on your money from the government, Qualcomm stock looks attractive right here.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips 5G Is ComingQualcomm is all about 5G, where it dominates the intellectual property landscape and still has a functional monopoly, because chip companies are made to buy that property even if they make chips.There are two threats to the monopoly. One is Huawei, which America's government tells phone makers to run away from. The second is the Federal Trade Commission, which continues to attack the base of the monopoly in court as an antitrust violation. * 7 Stocks to Buy in December The FTC's stance puts it at odds with President Donald Trump's Administration. Federal agencies call Qualcomm's market position essential to national security, pointing to the threat of China. The FTC case against Qualcomm is on appeal from a May decision, pending a hearing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.Qualcomm currently has 45% of the mobile processor market with its Snapdragon line. Apple, while paying Qualcomm for its technology, still wants to make its own modems. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has announced it will partner with MediaTek (OTCMKTS:MDTKF), a Taiwanese company, in 5G modems. The biggest threat remains Huawei, which has doubled its share of the mobile phone market in just three years, to nearly 20%. What's Next?InvestorPlace's Tom Taulli recently wrote about the opportunities Qualcomm has beyond 5G. These include self-driving cars and tiny devices to automate currently inanimate objects, the so-called internet of things.These are now products you hold in your hand. They're existing products that are getting sensors, software and connectivity that work in the background. The markets haven't exploded because of concerns over privacy, security and whether computers can be trusted. Nevertheless, analysts still have their hockey sticks out, predicting the IoT market alone, now worth $212 billion, could be worth $1.6 trillion in 2025.If the analysts are even half right, investors could double their money.In addition to pushing its own IoT platform, Qualcomm is nurturing startups through its Qualcomm Ventures unit. That unit recently put $40 million into Particle, whose software stack works in industrial automation. The Bottom Line on Qualcomm StockEven assuming courts force it to change its licenses and accommodate competitors, Qualcomm remains well-placed in the mobile market.The heart of the 5G opportunity isn't that your smartphone gets faster. It's that wireless connectivity becomes ubiquitous, with modems moving sensor data from machines, wearables and even traffic lights, automating life in new ways.There are hundreds of devices in your home, and thousands in your daily life. You turn them on, turn them off and regulate them. Adding intelligence to them makes them safer and foolproof. That's assuming you can trust the machines.It's that future which makes Qualcomm a foundation stock in any tech portfolio, despite its legal hassles.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of the environmental story, Bridget O'Flynn and the Bear, available at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in AAPL. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy in December * 7 Unsteady Stocks Investors Should Consider Selling Before 2020 * 7 Entertainment Stocks to Buy to Escape Holiday Blues The post Qualcomm and QCOM Stock Are the Center of the Tech Universe appeared first on InvestorPlace.
MediaTek today unveiled Dimensity, MediaTek's family of powerful 5G system-on-chips (SoCs) offering an unrivaled combination of connectivity, multimedia, AI and imaging innovations for premium and flagship smartphones.
MediaTek today announced it is partnering with Intel to bring MediaTek's new 5G modem to PCs. Through this partnership, Intel has been working with MediaTek on the 5G solution for deployment in key consumer and commercial laptop segments. MediaTek is developing the 5G modem and working with partners to manufacture the solution.
North Korea is evading U.N. sanctions to cash in on soaring domestic demand for smartphones, using low-cost hardware imports to generate significant income for the regime, according to defectors, experts and an analysis of North Korean-made phones. Economists estimate as many as six million North Koreans - a quarter of the population - now have mobile phones, a critical tool for participating in an informal market economy that has become a key income source for many. Reuters spoke to some 10 defectors and experts about the use of mobile devices in North Korea, as well as reviewing state media reports and advertisements for mobile devices, and examining two North Korean-branded smartphones.
SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc promised on Friday to bring 5G mobile phones to the masses with a high-end modem and said its chips would also power mid-price devices hitting the market next year. Fifth-generation chipsets from Qualcomm, the world's biggest supplier of mobile phone chips, now run on five devices from Samsung Electronics, including the $1,299 Galaxy S10 5G model and the new $2,000 Galaxy Fold. Samsung, the world's top smartphone seller, has also put Qualcomm chips in its lower-priced A90 5G model, which had used Samsung chips in an earlier version.
New reference solution enables manufacturers to quickly design and bring to market smart devices with far-field speech recognition technology and multi-room music HSINCHU , Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ...
Deployment test signifies new milestone in standalone 5G technology HSINCHU, Taiwan , Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek and T-Mobile recently announced the completion of the world's first 5G New Radio ...
HSINCHU, Taiwan, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek today announced the launch of its Helio G90 series chipsets with Helio G90 & G90T exclusively designed to be the core of an incredible smartphone gaming experience. "The mobile gaming market is growing and device makers are looking to give consumers and especially gaming fans the best smartphone game-play experience.
MediaTek is best know for making chips that go into smart speaker devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Echo units and for making the chips inside the more basic Android phones. Qualcomm's older chips also find their way into some of those low-priced phones, but the San Diego company is better known for supplying high-powered chips to more expensive Android phones such as Google's Pixel. With a new chip unveiled at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, MediaTek is targeting the more powerful phones currently supplied by Qualcomm.
Multi-mode 5G chipset, with MediaTek Helio M70 modem built-in, boasts 7nm process and newest CPU, GPU and APU technology for a big performance boost and super-fast connectivity TAIPEI, Taiwan , May 29, ...
The first wave of 5G devices carried a high premium, but MediaTek is working hard to ensure that budget handsets aren't left behind. The company has announced a new 5G-compatible system-on-chip that will offer decent performance and 5G connectivity to lower-end devices. The elegantly-named Integrated 5G SoC combines MediaTek's M70 5G modem with Arm's Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU.
MediaTek collaborates with global design houses - including BayLibre & StreamUnlimited - to bring open standards compliant chipset solutions with voice & AI technology to companies developing Intelligent ...
April 30 (Reuters) - MediaTek Inc: * SAYS Q1 CONSOLIDATED OPERATING INCOME UP 64.3 PERCENT Y/Y AT T$3.16 BILLION ($102.29 million) * SAYS Q1 NET PROFIT AT T$3.41 BILLION * SAYS IT SEES Q2 CONSOLIDATED ...
By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday settled an acrimonious two-year legal dispute. Shortly afterward, Intel Corp said it will exit the smartphone modem chip ...