|Bid||90.90 x 1000|
|Ask||90.99 x 900|
|Day's Range||90.58 - 93.93|
|52 Week Range||49.10 - 94.11|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.61|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.30|
|Earnings Date||Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.48 (2.74%)|
|1y Target Est||90.90|
Samik Chatterjee sees an acceleration in Qualcomm’s 5G-related revenue beginning next year, driven by a wave of 5G smartphone sales.
Qualcomm's (QCOM) fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 and CenturyLink's (CTL) third-quarter 2019 revenues surpass the Zacks Consensus Estimate despite declining year over year.
Despite trade-related conflict with China, the technology sector has performed exceptionally well in 2019 so far, surpassing the broader market return.
Many of the world’s biggest listed companies including Amazon, LVMH and Qualcomm are not transparent in how they identify and address human rights issues in their businesses and supply chains, according to the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. The London-based not-for-profit found about half of 200 groups it analysed failed to show any evidence at all that they are identifying and addressing human rights issues with the tech sector of particular concern. Forty tech manufacturers, which were included in the CHRB ranking for the first time this year, scored particularly badly with an average score of 18 per cent compared to 24 per cent across the entire basket of companies.
Qualcomm rises after the stock receives an upgrade to buy from neutral and a one-year price-target boost from Mizuho Securities on expected strong 5G growth.
Investing.com - U.S. futures rose on Friday as sentiment was boosted by upbeat trade comments from White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow.
Ericsson (ERIC) and MTN South Africa intend to work together to develop 5G use cases and applications that will contribute to the digital transformation of industry verticals.
PCTEL's (PCTI) expanded capabilities enable it to combine sensors, edge computing, antennas and transceivers into ruggedized solutions for the industrial IoT market.
(Bloomberg) -- Motorola is rebooting the iconic Razr flip phone as a 6.2-inch smartphone with a foldable display that gives the Lenovo-owned brand a unique selling point against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.’s finest.The new device reprises the Motorola Razr name and looks like a modernized version of the original. It costs $1,499 and will be available for pre-order in December in Europe and as a Verizon exclusive in the U.S., ahead of its retail arrival in January. For Lenovo Group Ltd., which has a tiny fraction of the global smartphone market, it's an effort to build brand awareness in the U.S. via a halo device.Launched in late 2004, the first Razr became a cultural icon in the U.S., sold 130 million units and was the face of the phone industry before Apple launched the iPhone in 2007. Motorola’s new model has a shot at some fame as well, as it’s set to become the first true foldable phone on the market — every other device so far could more properly be described as a foldable tablet — and company executives have told Bloomberg they are confident that their design won’t succumb to the durability issues that pushed back Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launch.The 2019 Razr is no bargain, but compared to the $1,980 Galaxy Fold or Huawei Technologies Co.’s $2,600 Mate X, it’s the most affordable member of the most expensive modern phone category. The compromise that users will have to accept with the Razr is in some of its specifications: it has a small battery at 2,510mAh and runs the older Android 9 Pie operating system on Qualcomm’s sub-flagship Snapdragon 710 chip. It lacks the 5G option and bountiful memory of its rivals. Aside from the U.S. and Europe, it’ll also be on sale in Latin America, Asia and Australia.Motorola President Sergio Buniac said he doesn’t see the launch as a “silver bullet” for rocketing Motorola’s sales up to Apple and Samsung numbers. Over the past several quarters, Motorola has turned its mobile business from a flailing unit of China’s Lenovo to profitability in many markets, he said. The new Razr is intended to continue that even without strong sales. Buniac said he’s hoping for “a little bit more” demand than supply, while Lenovo Chief Operating Officer Gianfranco Lanci said “it will bring greater awareness to the brand, especially in key markets like North America.”Motorola’s take on foldable phone design is markedly different to the first batch of foldable devices. Instead of a vertical hinge that makes it open like a book, the new Razr opens and closes like a classic flip phone. Closed shut, the phone is a square that’s about half the size of an iPhone 11 Pro Max, and Motorola has used the foldable technology to make one of the most portable phones on the market. In the process, it’s brought back the action of flipping the phone shut to hang up calls, which is something most premium smartphone consumers haven’t done in at least a decade.Samsung is planning to introduce its own square-shaped foldable phone as its second Galaxy Fold device early next year. Until that time, Motorola looks set to be all alone in offering a regular smartphone capable of collapsing into a pocket-friendly clamshell.“We wouldn’t be bringing the product to market if we didn’t think it was ready,” said Buniac, underlining Motorola’s belief in the reliability of its particular hinge and fold design. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold had issues with air bubbles popping up beneath the display and tiny particles getting trapped under the screen. Touting a so-called zero-gap design, Buniac said “Our expectation is that we will have a reliable product, and as we launch you will see, but we are confident in what we achieved.”In a brief hands-on test with the Razr, the handset felt and looked impressive. Its screen felt fragile, but the device’s design chief Ruben Castano said “We feel like we’ve really developed a robust solution,” pointing to stainless steel structural plates between the bottom of the inner screen and the device’s internals. He says that layer will help prevent particles like sand from going into the device’s electronics and breaking the display. There’s also a 2.7-inch exterior touchscreen for quick access to commonly used functions and checking notifications.Similar to Samsung, Motorola will offer 24-hour turnaround replacements under a standard warranty for display failures, and it will charge $299 if the issue falls out of warranty in the U.S. The phone will be sold via Verizon Wireless as the exclusive launch carrier in the U.S. and will be available at Verizon and Walmart stores from January.The Razr’s inner display appeared impressive with a high-resolution panel whose crease was more subtle than the one on the Galaxy Fold. When unfolded, the Razr operates like most other Android phones, running a full touchscreen version of Google’s operating system. The external screen is designed for light interactions like answering calls and texts, but like the front screen on the Galaxy Fold, it’s not something most consumers are likely to use much. The new Razr is a flip phone at heart and that’s how most people will want to use it.Castano said that Motorola started working on a foldable design around 2015 and that its biggest challenge was being able to match the first Razr’s ability for the phone to be fully shut with no gap. Like the original Razr, the 2019 model has a chin at the bottom that houses electronics such as the LTE antenna. it also has a notch at the top of the main display, lacks a headphone jack, and will be available only in black and with 128GB of storage without further upgrade options. Its camera and battery specs are underwhelming, though Motorola promises “all-day battery life” without quoting an exact number of hours.Motorola’s other big task will be to prove itself at the super premium end of the market that’s long been dominated by Samsung and Apple. Since the first Razr, the Motorola brand has worn many hats, having served as a middling iPhone counter with the Verizon Droid, gone through a $12.5 billion Google acquisition and eventually ended up in the hands of Lenovo. It now needs to rebuild its own brand identity.But the Razr’s shortcomings may very well not matter. This device is designed to appeal to those nostalgic for the flip phone era, for whom specs may not be a priority, as well as the early adopters of new technology, who are more tolerant of first-generation imperfections. To contact the author of this story: Mark Gurman in Los Angeles at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Vlad Savov at email@example.comFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
According to French bank Societe Generale, stock buybacks for S&P 500 companies may reach $570 billion in 2019.
Qualcomm, GoPro, NVIDIA, Microsoft and Micro Devices highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
Qualcomm (QCOM) shares have started gaining and might continue moving higher in the near term, as indicated by solid earnings estimate revisions.
Ericsson (ERIC) allies with Zain to launch advanced 5G services by investing in digitization to empower enterprise and industry customers in Bahrain.
Juniper (JNPR) Partner Advantage 2020 is designed to provide partners with the tools required to tap on major growth trends in the enterprise through expected revenue sources.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes fell on Monday, as prospects of a quick resolution to the U.S.-China trade war dimmed following comments from President Donald Trump, while escalating violence in Hong Kong added to the downbeat sentiment.
Wall Street's main indexes fell on Monday as comments by President Donald Trump dampened optimism around a U.S.-China trade deal, while escalating violence in Hong Kong added to investor concerns. Hopes of a "phase one" deal to end the damaging 16-month trade war and largely upbeat corporate earnings have sparked a rally that helped the three major stock indexes close at record highs on Friday. Technology shares slipped 0.2% and were among the biggest drags on the benchmark index due to weakness in chip makers, which get a sizeable chunk of sales from China.
Morgan Stanley has stepped to the sidelines on Qualcomm, Inc . (NASDAQ: QCOM ), saying there's no longer the valuation gap with the company's semiconductor peers to make it as attractive. The Analyst Morgan ...