AAPL Jul 2019 215.000 call

OPR - OPR Delayed Price. Currency in USD
0.0100
-0.0100 (-50.00%)
As of 3:47PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close0.0200
Open0.0400
Bid0.0100
Ask0.0200
Strike215.00
Expire Date2019-07-19
Day's Range0.0100 - 0.0300
Contract RangeN/A
Volume946
Open Interest25.96k
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    Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock investors received some welcome news late Tuesday. The United States Department of Justice has asked the government to hold off on enforcing the recent antitrust ruling. In its argument, the DOJ called the ruling a threat to "competition, innovation and national security." This sent QCOM shares higher in Wednesday trading.This offers welief to QCOM stock investors. Just when the dispute with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) appeared resolved, the Federal Trade Commission won a ruling against the company. Now, the government has ruled that Qualcomm is a monopoly, and the decision would change the way it does business and alter licensing agreements. But with the DOJ siding with Qualcomm, the company has a better chance at maintaining its market standing.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, the company faces more challenges than antitrust issues. Due to Qualcomm's presence in China, the company finds itself in the middle of the trade dispute. Whatever happens with U.S.-China trade could have profound effects on QCOM stock. However, with a relatively low valuation and future growth driven by the adoption of 5G, Wall Street has likely priced the antitrust and trade-related challenges into the price of QCOM. Qualcomm Stock Offers Compelling FinancialsFrom a valuation and growth standpoint, Qualcomm seems like a slam dunk. For this year, analysts only expect an earnings increase of 2.7%. However, with the advent of 5G, they expect profits to grow by 34.8% next year. They predict an average growth rate of 27.05% per year for the next five years. Investors can currently buy this growth for about 15.4 times forward earnings.Also, amid stagnation, the dividend continues to serve investors in QCOM stock well. This year's payout stands at $2.48 per share, a yield of almost 3.3%. Moreover, this payout has increased every year since QCOM began paying a dividend in 2010. * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills Financials Not the Driving Force of QCOM StockUnfortunately for QCOM stock investors, forces other than financial metrics largely influence the stock. Instead, QCOM has traded on these lawsuits surrounding its highly coveted chipsets. These chips have become all the more critical as the world begins to adopt 5G wireless.Many regard this technological edge as a monopoly. It reminds me of how the dominance of Windows bolstered Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in the 1990s. That likely also explains why Apple decided to settle their years-long legal dispute with the company. Now, the appeals court will have to decide whether the FTC can force Qualcomm to renegotiate contracts regarding the licensing of its chipsets. With the DOJ standing on Qualcomm's side, QCOM's chances to prevail have probably increased. Still, the outcome remains uncertain. Geopolitics Also Influences QCOMInvestors must also contend with another factor rarely seen outside of the oil and gas industry -- geopolitics. China made up approximately two-thirds of Qualcomm's revenue in 2018. South Korea accounted for about 14%, while only about 2.7% of the company's revenue came from its home market in the U.S. As InvestorPlace contributor Vince Martin pointed out, the company has paid fines levied by antitrust authorities in both China and South Korea.Geopolitics also touches on an interesting point brought up by InvestorPlace contributor Josh Enomoto. Mr. Enomoto points out the national security implications involved with Qualcomm. With the Chinese government backing Huawei, QCOM could find itself in trouble without similar backing from the U.S. government. Since the Department of Defense (DOD) met with the FTC during the case, it will likely go to bat for QCOM. While nobody knows the outcome of this dispute, the DOD backing should ease the minds of investors hesitant about QCOM stock. * 7 Best of the Best Fidelity Funds to Buy The Bottom LineStill, the price of Qualcomm stock likely reflects both the antitrust and geopolitical challenges. As mentioned before, QCOM stock trades at over 15 times forward earnings. With the DOJ now firmly on its side, Qualcomm's valuation has increased. However, if these concerns did not affect QCOM at all, I think the stock would trade at a much higher price-to-earnings ratio.Furthermore, the trade dispute will inevitably end at some point. Both the U.S. and Chinese economies depend heavily on one another. Hence, I do not see the disagreement destroying Qualcomm's revenue stream in China. Additionally, with 27%+ profit growth projected every year for the foreseeable future, adoption of 5G looks set to propel QCOM higher regardless of the trade dispute.Prospective buyers should get in and collect a generous, growing dividend. The growth will come as 5G expands and as antitrust and trade regulators resolve the various disputes.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip * 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 6 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Based on Insider Trading The post Antitrust, China Uncertainty Are Priced Into Qualcomm Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    Tempting as It May Be, Nokia Stock Isn’t Going Anywhere

    Ever since Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched its now-iconic iPhone, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has been in crisis mode. Of course, what has consistently dragged on the company is that it has never really left that mode. Nokia stock peaked around the $40 level in 2007. Today, you can pick up shares for a little over $5. Source: Shutterstock Of course, with such a low price point, this attracts contrarian buyers. After all, we're talking about Nokia stock, not some nameless, faceless upstart tooling around in the pink sheets. True, the Nokia brand isn't anywhere near as relevant as it once was. However, the Finnish telecom firm very much has clout.This is evident through the company's many wheeling and dealings. Recently, NOK announced that China Unicom (NYSE:CHU) selected Nokia's solution for the Chinese telecom's 4G and 5G networks . Significantly, China Unicom has a very ambitious target to deliver 5G wireless connectivity within this year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip Plus, Nokia stock benefits from geopolitical tailwinds. Earlier this year, I wrote that our own telecom giant AT&T (NYSE:T) has "critical value beyond the print."Primarily, what underlines the U.S.-China trade war is the two sides' rush to dominate next-generation technologies. Thus, companies like AT&T represent more than just capitalistic concerns; rather, they facilitate the pathway for these technologies to advance American interests.Second, the trade war has temporarily erased Huawei - the largest supplier of mobile network technology - from the picture. That gives an obvious opportunity for NOK, and by logical deduction, Nokia stock.And as our own James Brumley pointed out, Nokia has struck with multiple awarded contracts. But is that enough for NOK stock? NOK Stock and the FundamentalsAdmittedly, when I saw Brumley's contribution towards Nokia stock, I only read the headlines. But it was enough of a catchy one that I decided to look at the price chart before reading what my colleague had to say.Again, at $5, NOK stock is a very tempting mistress. Not only is it still a relatively well-known brand, but it's also levered to an extremely viable business. Everyone that's anyone is racing for 5G dominance. Moreover, 5G has serious geopolitical and even military implications.Such an environment suggests that the next-gen telecom network will provide robust revenue channels. That's especially true for Nokia if it can claim first-to-market advantages in specific regions or technical subsegments.And to Brumley's argument, Nokia is securing contracts with big names, such as China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), Sprint (NYSE:S), T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) and BT Group (NYSE:BT). Obviously, these are big tailwinds for NOK stock.But what isn't so appealing is trading sentiment. Specifically, Nokia has no discernible correlation with revenue trends. For instance, from the first quarter of 2013 through Q1 2019, Nokia shares and revenue had a correlation coefficient of -20%. Between Q1 2016 through Q1 2019, the correlation inversely strengthened to 34%. However, this is still not a statistically significant relationship. Click to EnlargeWhy does this matter? Because you really want your core investments to make rational sense. In other words, if Nokia's management says they're on a recovery path, I don't expect NOK stock to jump just on that alone. However, if Nokia proved its point through sales increases, I expect shares to steadily tick higher.Longer-term, that hasn't happened. For example, in Q4 2015, Nokia rang up only $3.95 billion in sales. Three years later, the company delivered revenue of $7.84 billion. Still, shares dropped on average from $6.31 to $5.57. Nokia Stock Is an Interpretive ArtworkIn my last article about NOK stock, I suggested that it was nothing more than a short-term trade. Largely, I feel the same way because of the lack of rationality in the market.However, I concede that this lack of rationality also presents an opportunity. To quote Brumley, Nokia "has gotten little to no credit for its newly-won contracts, as investors struggle to get past the company's disappointing first-quarter results."Perhaps the reason why Nokia stock has little correlation with the fundamentals is that most folks simply don't recognize the opportunity. Therefore, if you take the risk now, you potentially have a front-row seat to a massive recovery.But it could also mean that the markets have reason to doubt Nokia. Brumley even conceded that Q2 2019 numbers may not look great.And let's remind ourselves why Q1 figures were so disappointing: Nokia failed to supply 5G telecom equipment in time. Stated differently, if you buy Nokia stock, you're doing so on technical potential, not on proven fundamentals.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long T stock. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy * 10 Stocks Driving the Market to All-Time Highs (And Why) * 7 Short Squeeze Stocks With Big Upside Potential The post Tempting as It May Be, Nokia Stock Isn't Going Anywhere appeared first on InvestorPlace.