|Bid||232.230 x 500|
|Ask||232.310 x 100|
|Day's Range||231.010 - 236.120|
|52 Week Range||219.770 - 285.680|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.60|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||7.00 (2.92%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
In recent months, we’ve seen iQIYI (IQ), Spotify (SPOT), and Dropbox (DBX) end their private lives and go public. Whereas many more companies, including Uber, could follow soon, Qualcomm (QCOM) could go the opposite way, going private.
Paul Jacobs, son of Qualcomm (QCOM) co-founder Irwin Jacobs, is making progress in lining up funding toward his goal of taking the company private, according to reports by CNBC and Bloomberg. Jacobs, former Qualcomm CEO and chairman, could launch a bid for Qualcomm in the next two months. Jacobs decided not to seek re-election for a seat on Qualcomm’s board at the company’s March annual shareholder meeting. Jacobs, who has reportedly received commitments from sovereign wealth funds and strategic investors to finance the takeover of Qualcomm, now sees a ~50% chance of completing a deal.
STMicroelectronics (STM) is scheduled to hold its annual meeting of shareholders on May 31, 2018. Shareholders will be voting on several proposals, including leadership-related matters. They will be discussing cash dividend distribution, the appointment of Jean-Marc Chery as CEO, and the reappointment of certain supervisory board members.
Chipmaker QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has been on a wild ride over the past several months. The shares were in a down-trend for most of 2017 until Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) acquisition rumors emerged in October, sending QCOM stock from $50 to $70 in a hurry. Qualcomm stock dropped.
And its as the world turns in chips ... Just as the US gave Broadcom's deal with Qualcomm the kibosh, China is now concerned about Qualcomm’s $44 Billion deal to buy NXP Semiconductors - with a commerce ministry spokesman claiming there are "related issues that are hard to resolve," and that it would be difficult to "eliminate the negative impact"... Andy a cryptic statement, coming with the backdrop of a burgeoning trade war with the US and China - what's going on here?
Keith Bliss of Cuttone and Company joins Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief, Andy Serwer, Seana Smith and Julia LaRoche to discuss the latest market moves.