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Wall Street closed mixed Friday with stocks trading in a narrow range. Strong retail sales data and easing U.S.-China trade tensions spurred investors, who bought more value stocks and rotated out of tech stocks. The Dow rose for an eighth straight session. But weakness in Apple and Broadcom shares dragged the Nasdaq down. The major indexes rose for a third straight week. Clear Harbor Asset Management CEO Aaron Kennon: SOUNDBITE: CLEAR HARBOR ASSET MANAGEMENT CEO, AARON KENNON (ENGLISH) SAYING: "The market observers have frankly been exhausted going into the end of the week here. We've head a lot going on in the geopolitical front. Nothing fundamentally new today." China's Xinhua News Agency reported Beijing would exempt some U.S. pork and soybeans from additional tariffs. That drove up shares of meat processor Tyson Foods. Broadcom shares dropped. The chipmaker's rising revenue missed analysts estimates for the third straight quarter. It said it wasn't clear when a recovery in demand for microchips would take place. That added to negative signals for Apple, whose shares were also hit by Goldman Sachs' move to cut its price target. Shares of Etsy rose for the fifth straight session. Wedbush Securities upgraded the online craft retailer to "outperform" from "neutral," saying free shipping, among other things, will help boost order values.
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Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock has seen a nice bump since August. Shares have popped from a low of $148.77 on Aug. 15 to $180.24 at the close Sept. 17. With positive developments in the U.S.-China trade war and improving fundamentals for the GPU space, Nvidia's fortunes may be turning around.Source: michelmond / Shutterstock.com But is there enough left in the tank to send NVDA stock higher? Based on valuation, it seems most catalysts are priced in the stock. Nevertheless, NVDA sells at a discount to GPU rival Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD).So what's the verdict? Let's take a closer look at Nvidia stock, and see why now may not be the time to buy.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Key Developments Driving the Nvidia Stock PriceWeak GPU demand and the U.S.-China trade war. These two factors hammered Nvidia stock. But a turnaround in chip sales and optimism over a trade deal have mitigated these concerns. Improved investor sentiment is driving NVDA stock higher. The question is: Will it last?With regards to GPU demand, Nvidia's sales results for the past quarter show promise. For the quarter ending July 30, revenue rose from $2.2 billion to $2.6 billion quarter-over-quarter. Gaming sales rose 24% from the prior quarter, from $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion. But sales remain down year-over-year. Overall sales were $3.1 billion in the prior year's quarter, including gaming sales of $1.8 billion. Nvidia has a long ways to go before reaching the high water mark set in the prior year. * 7 CBD Stocks to Buy That Are Still Worth Your Investment Dollars How about the U.S.-China trade war? Investors are optimistic, but corporate America remains bearish. The unpredictability of the trade war could continue to impact Nvidia's business. It could also impact an upcoming acquisition. As InvestorPlace's Tom Taulli wrote on Sept. 12, China could block Nvidia's proposed acquisition of Mellanox (NASDAQ:MLNX). The Mellanox deal is seen as a positive catalyst for NVDA. The deal would bolster Nvidia's data center business, and help it diversify away from GPUs.But what about artificial intelligence? The rise of AI could be Nvidia's saving grace. On Sept. 13, InvestorPlace's Jamie Johnson pointed out how Nvidia's automotive AI business saw sales grow 30% in the past quarter. AI has yet to reach critical mass, but in the next decade could emerge as a major industry. This would give Nvidia stock a clear pathway to growth.However, as seen below, this growth potential is clearly reflected in the valuation of NVDA stock. Does this mean shares are overvalued? Let's see how Nvidia's valuation compares to peers. NVDA Stock Remains OvervaluedDespite declining sales since 2018, Nvidia stock remains richly priced. The company's forward price-to-earnings ratio is 25.5. Nvidia's enterprise value/EBITDA is 40. But shares continue to trade at a discount to rival AMD. AMD stock trades at 28.3 times forward earnings, and has an EV/EBITDA ratio of 67.Does this mean Nvidia stock is undervalued? Possibly, but it could indicate AMD remains overvalued. Both stocks trade at premiums to broad-line chip makers like Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO). Intel's forward P/E is 11.6, and its EV/EBITDA ratio is 7.6. Broadcom trades at a forward P/E of 12.4, and a EV/EBITDA ratio of 14.3.As I have stated before, I do not understand the high premium assigned to GPU makers relative to broad-line chip makers. As seen from the global GPU glut, substantial sales growth is uncertain. Long term, I can easily see both NVDA and AMD trade at valuations similar to INTC and AVGO. Maybe not as cheap as Intel stock, but certainly at similar EV/EBITDA ratios as Broadcom. It's Tough To Predict Nvidia Stock's FutureAll bets are off with Nvidia stock. While the company has seen improvements in its overall business, sales remain down from the prior year. There's light at the end of the tunnel for the trade war, but uncertainty remains. Nvidia next announces results in November. The analyst community sees quarterly sales at around $2.9 billion. China could give their blessing to the Mellanox deal. If so, the deal could close at the end of 2019.So what's the play with Nvidia stock? I have been on the sidelines since July, and shares have traded sideways since. If the company can reach the high water mark set last year, shares should see material improvement. But until then, sideways trading between $150-$200 per share is likely. Continue to stay on the sidelines with Nvidia stock.As of this writing, Thomas Niel did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 CBD Stocks to Buy That Are Still Worth Your Investment Dollars * 5 Stocks to Buy With Great Charts * 5 Goldman Sachs Stocks to Buy with Over 20% Upside Potential The post All Bets Are Off With the Nvidia Stock Rally appeared first on InvestorPlace.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 -- Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) today introduced its innovative Digital BizOps Starter Edition, the industry’s most generous complimentary.
During its Q3 earnings statement, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan said semiconductor demand has “bottomed out" in the "current uncertain environment."
(Bloomberg) -- Qualcomm Inc. paid $1.15 billion to buy the rest of a partnership it had with Japan’s TDK Corp. The deal will help Qualcomm sell more chips for smartphones supporting the latest 5G wireless standard, the U.S. company said.The two firms set up their RF360 Holdings partnership in 2016 to design radio frequency components. Qualcomm contributed cash and TDK spun off its design and manufacturing assets into the endeavor, which was 51% owned by the San Diego-based company.Radio frequency components help convert radio waves into signals that semiconductors can turn into data. They are a crucial part of smartphones, and an important ingredient in a soup of chips and software that Qualcomm is concocting for makers of new 5G handsets.Qualcomm is already the biggest maker of modems for phones and also provides many of the processors that run software in handsets. It’s trying to combine all these elements into a single offering for smartphone makers. Taking control of the RF joint venture will make the company a bigger competitor to Skyworks Solutions Inc., Qorvo Inc., Broadcom Inc. and other industry players.Increasing mobile data speeds partly come from combining more bands of radio frequency. Modern smartphones access more than 50 bands, up from three in early data-capable phones more than a decade ago. That requires more complex RF components.To contact the reporter on this story: Ian King in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at email@example.com, Alistair Barr, Anne VanderMeyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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Broadcom Inc's (NASDAQ: AVGO) slight miss on revenue, a semiconductor demand trough and trade difficulties with China had investors selling the stock off Friday, but sell-side analysts remained bullish, saying the trough has bottomed and the company can weather the international storm. While Broadcom’s revenue was slightly below Street estimates, EPS came in slightly ahead. Bank of America analyst Vivek Arya reiterated a Buy rating with a $345 price target.
The S&P 500 ended the day down slightly on Friday but less than 1% below its all-time high as a drop in Apple stock countered cooling U.S.-China trade tensions. Tariff-vulnerable industrials helped keep the blue-chip Dow in positive territory, which has now gained in eight straight sessions, its longest winning streak since May 2018. All three major U.S. stock indexes posted their third straight weekly gains, capping a week that saw signs of a potential thaw in the trade war between the world's two largest economies, which has gripped markets for months.
Broadcom (AVGO) stock fell as much as 1.9% in after-hours trading yesterday after the company reported mixed fiscal 2019 third-quarter earnings results.
The stock market was mostly flat Friday afternoon, but small caps outperformed, led by a rally in financial stocks. The 10-year Treasury yield soared again.
Losses in shares of U.S. technology majors Apple and Broadcom held the S&P 500 just under record levels on Friday, as traders balanced the latest indicators of an uncertain global growth outlook with perceived progress in Sino-U.S. trade relations. Broadcom Inc, among the world's biggest chipmakers, weighed on the tech-heavy Nasdaq with a 2.6% fall, after it said in results late on Thursday that demand for microchips had bottomed out and that a recovery was not yet on the cards.
Losses in shares of U.S. technology majors Apple and Broadcom set Wall Street for a subdued end to the week, as traders balanced the latest indicators of uncertain global growth outlook with perceived progress in Sino-U.S. trade relations. Broadcom Inc, among the world's biggest chipmakers, weighed on the tech-heavy Nasdaq after it said in results late on Thursday that demand for microchips had bottomed out and that a recovery was not yet on the cards.
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The major stock indexes were mixed early Friday, as the Dow Jones industrials looked to extend a win streak. Apple stock slid on a price target cut.
Broadcom has become a bit of a snoozer. My stance has been this: the company is focused on free cash flow, essentially annuitizing itself. You read through analysts reactions and you'll find notes touting the attractiveness of the company's focus on returning 50% of its free cash flow to investors.
Wynn Resorts and ASML Holding were early risers Friday, while Apple and Broadcom slipped and the Dow Jones today aimed to extend its rally to an eighth day.
Broadcom (AVGO) Q3 results benefit from expanding presence in the infrastructure software space on synergies from CA buyout. However, company provided cautious fiscal 2019 guidance.