QCOM - QUALCOMM Incorporated

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
86.99
+2.88 (+3.42%)
At close: 4:00PM EST

87.00 +0.01 (0.01%)
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Previous Close84.11
Open84.84
Bid87.03 x 1200
Ask87.00 x 1100
Day's Range84.76 - 87.10
52 Week Range49.10 - 94.11
Volume9219382
Avg. Volume7,880,951
Market Cap98B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.61
PE Ratio (TTM)24.23
EPS (TTM)3.59
Earnings DateFeb 5, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield2.48 (3.08%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-12-04
1y Target Est97.16
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    Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) has trended down in recent weeks. Despite hitting its 52-week high in early November, investors are growing skittish again about the company's prospects. While 5G could be a big catalyst going into 2020, regulatory risks remain a huge caveat.Source: Akshdeep Kaur Raked / Shutterstock.com Qualcomm is fighting off an antitrust ruling in the United States. The Federal Trade Commission believes Qualcomm's "no license, no chips" policy is anti-competitive. But Qualcomm is gearing up to fight the ruling early next year.The U.S. isn't the only place Qualcomm is facing regulatory hurdles. South Korea fined Qualcomm $873 million due to similar alleged anti-competitive practices. A South Korean court upheld the fine, but the company plans to fight the ruling. Qualcomm has a lot to lose in these battles. Its main business may be manufacturing mobile chips. But charging cell phone manufacturers royalties is its true profit center.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis combination of opportunity (5G) and risk (regulatory threats to licensing cash cow) makes Qualcomm a stock tough to analyze. But based on the current valuation, there may be plenty of room for downside. Qualcomm Could Win (or Lose) Big in 2020All bets are off whether Qualcomm "wins big" or "loses big" in 2020. Next year could be crowned the "year of 5G." Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and other phone makers plan to launch 5G-enabled smartphones. 5G smartphones are expected account for 51% of total sales by 2023. 5G also opens the door for markets outside of mobile. The rise of internet of things devices provides ample growth opportunity. * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends Will this translate into explosive growth for Qualcomm? The jury's still out. After winning its dispute with Apple, the iPhone maker agreed to resume using Qualcomm modems. But Apple's long-term plan is to build modems in-house.Then there's the China factor. Even if the U.S. "wins" the trade war, Qualcomm could still lose. Thanks to the U.S. export ban, Huawei has reduced its dependence on U.S. chip makers like Qualcomm. Huawei now largely uses modems made in-house. Qualcomm sells mobile chips to some of Huawei's competitors. But given their declining market share, Qualcomm is losing ground in this important mobile market.The tide may be turning for Qualcomm's mobile chip dominance. Add in the ongoing regulatory hurdles, and there's good reason to be cautious about the stock. Qualcomms's FTC AppealWhat are the odds Qualcomm prevails in its appeal? Predicting the outcome of litigation is tough prognostication. Especially if you fall in the "I am not a lawyer" category. But recent news may point to challenges in Qualcomm's case.In a brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) claims Qualcomm's actions drove it out of the smartphone chip business. Intel says this is why it sold the business to Apple at a "multi-billion dollar loss." This brief provides plenty of ammo for the FTC's case.But other federal agencies could sway the outcome. The Department of Defense and Department of Energy are both on Qualcomm's side. As a "trusted supplier" of 5G technology, both agencies are urging for the court of appeals to pause enforcement of the decision.As I've said previously, the ball's in the (Ninth Circuit) court. It's tough to say whether it will back the FTC or not. But the outcome of this decision has big ramifications for Qualcomm. If the company prevails, expect the stock price to shoot up. Without this ruling hanging over the company, investors will regain their confidence in QTL's future prospects.With 5G opportunities and regulatory risks, it makes sense why Qualcomm trades at its current valuation. Qualcomm's forward price-to-earnings ratio is 28.1. This exceeds Intel's forward P/E of 12.9. But high-flying chip makers like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) trade at much higher multiples.NVDA trades for 48.6 times forward earnings. AMD trades at a staggering 94.4 times forward earnings. I don't expect Qualcomm to ever reach such frothy levels. But with its 5G potential, Qualcomm could benefit from multiple expansion -- if it can shake off the FTC's attempts to curtail its business. Bottom Line: Qualcomm Is Fairly ValuedAssessing the opportunities and risks for Qualcomm, it's safe to stay shares are fairly valued. Qualcomm's premium to Intel stock is fair, given the company's 5G growth opportunities. 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    Ever since it topped $94 exactly one month ago, Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock gave way to selling pressure. For investors with a long-term time horizon, buying the stock on any dip makes sense. The chip giant has significant growth prospects ahead in 5G. And the earnings from licensing are clearly strong, too.Source: Xixi Fu / Shutterstock.com So what other reasons do investors have for holding QCOM stock? 5G ProspectsQualcomm reported strong Q4 results, with non-GAAP earnings of 78 cents a share. It reported earnings above the high end of its guidance range due to strong licensing performance. Plus, investments in 5G over the last few years are now paying off. As QCOM notes in its latest Q4 earnings report call, 5G is significantly more complex than 4G; it has "new and dense network architectures, high performance basebands, advanced RF front end designs, increased processing requirements," among other standout qualities.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIn FY 2020, Qualcomm stock should outperform the semiconductor sector as it hones in on its key priorities. First, it will keep executing on 5G with its global partners. In fact, according to Qualcomm, "[t]he number of OEMs and operators launching 5G products and services continues to increase throughout the year." This progress should continue throughout the next year. In Q4/2019, Qualcomm had "over 40 OEMs and over 30 operators launching or announcing 5G products." It effectively doubled its OEM and operator costs since the beginning of the year. * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends In China, management said on the conference call that all three mobile operators launched 5G services. 5G base stations will total 130,000 by the end of the year but will balloon to around 1 million deployments by the end of 2020. This is huge. At 1 million, that is 10 times the scale of the entire network of a large U.S. operator. Huawei Dispute Not Yet ResolvedQualcomm's QTL (Qualcomm Technology Licensing) revenue will in the range of $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion. And Qualcomm "expect[s] revenues to be in the range of $4.4 billion to $5.2 billion." This strong outlook comes despite the fact that the company "does not include any royalty revenues from Huawei", and it is still "[pursuing] a negotiated resolution of the licensing dispute." So, any agreement with Huawei could send QCOM stock back to yearly highs.Qualcomm did not report any developments in the negotiations, so it is too early to predict any deal will happen anytime soon. Outlook in 5GQualcomm's forecasts for 5G phone sales doubling in 2021 is another reminder of why investors should consider the stock. With 450 million 5G shipments in 2021 and 750 million in 2022, its IP licensing business will fare well. It has over 75 agreements in place since starting its 5G licensing program. Its revenue forecast probably reflects its bullish outlook on 5G shipments. So, chances are also good that QCOM stock already prices in 5G phone sales.The conservative investor may forecast revenue growing 6% CAGR. With an EBITDA margin of 31 in a 5-year DCF revenue exit model (per finbox.io), QCOM stock is worth ~$94. This fair value is consistent with the analyst price target as reported on tipranks.com. Based on 17 analysts offering a one-year price target on Qualcomm stock, the average price target is ~$97. Other ConsiderationsQualcomm stock is benefiting from a strong Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) earnings report and a lack of litigation worries. But if its unfavorable pricing practices come to the forefront again, its stock could pull back again. Still, the stock pays a decent dividend that yields around 3%. And its forward price-to-earnings ratio is modest at around 14X. Buying the stock on any weakness should pay off in the long-run as the 5G rollout continues in 2020.As of this writing, Chris Lau did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends * 7 Lumbering Large-Cap Stocks to Avoid * 5 ETFs for Oodles of Monthly Dividends The post Why the Strong Gains in Qualcomm Stock Will Accelerate in 2020 appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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It will take some outside help, however -- with stronger broad market sentiment the simplest source at the moment.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Advance Auto Parts (AAP)Source: Provided by Finviz So far, 2019 has not been kind to Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP). AAP stock actually has declined a bit over 3% this year, making it one of just 81 stocks in the S&P 500 in the red for 2019. The first of Friday's big stock charts suggests the news could get worse -- but there's hope for a reversal: * The exit from an ascending triangle pattern last week generally is a bearish move, and indeed AAP stock saw a small gap down on Tuesday. It seems likely that $154, which formerly acted as support, is reversing to resistance. That, too, suggests a negative outlook. * That said, AAP has found its footing in the past two sessions, with modest declines on heavy buying. There are buyers willing to step in at the moment. 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