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June 2, 2014
11:08 EDTBRCM, QCOM, AVGO, SWKSBroadcom rises after plan to explore options for baseband unit
Shares of Broadcom (BRCM), which provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, are rising this morning after the company said it will explore strategic alternatives for its cellular baseband business. WHAT'S NEW: Broadcom said it will explore strategic options for its cellular baseband business, including a possible sale or wind-down, and has hired hired JPMorgan (JPM) to assist. A sale or wind-down of the business would reduce expenses by about $700M, and the company said non-GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to be reduced by around $600M. Broadcom expects to reinvest about $50M of the savings on an annualized basis into projects in the broadband, infrastructure and connectivity businesses, it noted. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In conjunction with the announcement, Broadcom updated its second quarter outlook. It still sees Q2 revenue of $2B-$2.1B, against analysts' consensus estimates of $2.05B, and it now expects both GAAP and non-GAAP product gross margin to be at or above the high end of its previously-guided range, driven principally by mix. The company's previous adjusted product gross margin view was for an increase of 75 basis points to 175 basis points. ANALYST REACTION: Sterne Agee thinks the wind down of the Broadcom unit improves the positioning of peer Qualcomm (QCOM) and the firm also expects that rivals Avago (AVGO) and Skyworks (SWKS) will benefit from Broadcom's move. PRICE ACTION: Broadcom is trading up $2.61, or 8.2%, to $34.49 in late-morning trading. Meanwhile, Qualcomm is up modestly to $80.32, Avago is up fractionally to $70.99 and Skyworks is down 0.5% to $43.09.
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August 28, 2014
15:03 EDTBRCMCSR a potential target for TI, Broadcom after spurning Microchip, Bloomberg says
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11:41 EDTAVGOAvago technical comments before earnings
The shares have outperformed most indexes in the last three months, trading up over 8%. Price is also very close to the 52-week high and life high at $77.21. On stronger than expected positive news and guidance, the life high would be an easy reach from current levels. Without overhead resistance, a next likely upside target would be at the $80 to $85 area depending on the degree of surprise. If the news is not as bullish as sentiment in the name supposes, there is greater risk of a strong downside risk given the big advance the stock has made. In the year-to-date period price is up over 44.6%. On an increasing scale of disappointment, the following support levels could be tested as downside objectives: $73.15, $69.38, and $67.52. The $70 area has been strong support in the last several months as shares consolidated gains. A breakdown below that level could therefore precipitate further price weakness.
06:18 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; QCOM ITMN
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August 27, 2014
09:12 EDTQCOMQualcomm China resolution unlikely to come soon, says Bernstein
After meeting with Qualcomm's management, Bernstein does not expect the company's China royalty issues to be solved very soon. The firm is not upbeat on the stock's risk/reward ratio and keeps a Market Perform rating on the shares.
09:06 EDTBRCMBroadcom volatility at record lows
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07:43 EDTBRCMJefferies to hold a summit
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07:40 EDTSWKSStephens to hold a field trip
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07:34 EDTAVGOAvago Q3 results likely to beat expectations, says Oppenheimer
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06:06 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; QCOM ITMN
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Qualcomm (QCOM) 14, InterMune (ITMN) 12 according to iVolatility.
August 26, 2014
08:55 EDTQCOMEU antitrust regulators could open Qualcomm investigation, Reuters reports
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07:20 EDTQCOMTablets seen declining, notebooks growing in 2014, DigiTimes says
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06:08 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; QCOM ITMN
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Qualcomm (QCOM) 13, InterMune (ITMN) 16 according to iVolatility.
August 25, 2014
06:14 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; QCOM VRNG
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August 24, 2014
21:56 EDTBRCMB. Riley to hold a tour
Silicon Valley Tech Tour travels throughout Silicon Valley on August 25-27.
August 22, 2014
11:17 EDTAVGOPeregrine unlikely to receive competing bid, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer believes Peregrine (PSMI) is unlikely to receive a competing takeover bid to Murata's since Murata is Peregrine's largest customer and Avago (AVGO) and Skyworks (SWKS) are looking to diversify away from mobile. Opco thinks Murata may look to divest Peregrine's non-mobile business, and views Skyworks, RF Micro Devices (RFMD), Analog Devices (ADI), and M/A-Com Technology (MTSI) as logical buyers for the business.
06:35 EDTQCOMChina's NDRC say Qualcomm aims to end investigation, Reuters says
China's National Development and Reform Commission said that Qualcomm is aiming to end a probe into monopolistic tendencies and had showcased its desire to improve and fix pricing problems, according to Reuters, citing a statement from the NDRC. Reference Link
August 21, 2014
17:00 EDTAVGOAvago files to sell $1B of 2% convertible senior notes due 2021
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09:00 EDTAVGOSeveral semi companies have positive read through from deal, says Sterne Agee
After Infineon (IFNNY) bought International Rectifier (IRF), Sterne Agee thinks the deal indicates that the shares ofother players in the sector - including Spansion (CODE), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), and Avago (AVGO) - can rise further. The firm keeps Buy ratings on the latter three stocks.
05:50 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility movement; QCOM SNDK
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August 19, 2014
06:29 EDTAVGOMorgan Stanley remains a buyer of Avago
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