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June 3, 2014
10:45 EDTQCOM, SWKS, BRCM, AVGOAnalysts split on Broadcom outlook after baseband announcement
Shares of Broadcom (BRCM) are rising for a second day after the company indicated that it would look to sell or wind down its cellular baseband business, but analysts were divided on the company's outlook following the announcement. BEARISH TAKE: In a note to investors earlier today, Kevin Cassidy, an analyst at research firm Stifel, downgraded Broadcom to Hold from Buy. The loss of the baseband business could cause Broadcom's market share in connectivity products - including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC chips - to decline, Cassidy warned. Companies that will still be able to supply connectivity chips could gain market share at Broadcom;'s expense, the analyst suggested. Also bearish was Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnell, who is concerned about the long-term outlook of Broadcom's connectivity business. The company is facing increased competition from integrated platforms in the middle and lower end smartphone market, while the higher end smartphone market is becoming saturated, McConnell believes. The fair value of Broadcom's stock could reach $45, but it is likely to trade around $35-$38 over the longer term, according to McConnell, who kept a Sector Perform rating on the shares. BULLISH TAKE: Wedbush analyst Betsy Van Hees wrote that Broadcom's decision addresses her biggest concern with the stock and should unlock considerable value. Although Broadcom's connectivity products could lose market share, the company would likely respond to such losses by intensifying its focus on the areas in which it has the most expertise and on emerging areas such as the Internet of Things, Van Hees contended. She upgraded the stock to Outperform from Neutral and upped her price target on the shares to $43 from $30. Meanwhile, research firm Cowen increased its price target on Broadcom to $39 from $32, saying that the company's exit from the baseband business could make it a better M&A candidate while allowing it to invest in other businesses.The firm kept an Outperform rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Another research firm, Sterne Agee, yesterday speculated that Qualcomm (QCOM), Avago (AVGO), and Skyworks (SWKS) could benefit from Broadcom's move. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Broadcom rose 42c, or 1.2%, to $35.26.
News For BRCM;QCOM;AVGO;SWKS From The Last 14 Days
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August 26, 2015
15:00 EDTAVGONotable companies reporting after market close
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12:14 EDTQCOMAnalysts say Ambarella selloff overdone, recommend buying shares
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07:23 EDTQCOMAmbarella weakness overdone, says Stifel
Noting that Ambarella's (AMBA) stock has dropped 20% since Qualcomm (QCOM) indicated that it would look to supply chips for drones, Stifel says that the decline is overdone. The firm thinks that it's more likely that Qualcomm's chip will be used to help control drones, rather than replace Ambarella's video processor. The firm continues to recommend Ambarella's stock.
06:22 EDTQCOMiPhone 6S to include Qualcomm radio frequency transceiver chip, MacRumors says
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05:21 EDTQCOMQualcomm agrees to sell UK L-Band spectrum to Vodafone, H3G
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August 25, 2015
09:59 EDTAVGOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:30 EDTAVGO, AVGOAvago upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA
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August 24, 2015
18:02 EDTSWKSS&P 500 enters correction territory amid global growth concerns
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10:17 EDTQCOMQualcomm upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
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09:45 EDTQCOMOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:45 EDTAVGOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:27 EDTAVGOAvago downgraded to Sell from Hold at Drexel Hamilton
Drexel Hamilton downgraded Avago (AVGO) to Sell and reduced its price target to $95 from $125. The firm said Broadcom (BRCM) acquisition will require large amounts of debt and financing will be difficult given the situation in the capital markets.
08:54 EDTQCOMQualcomm coverage resumed with a Buy at Goldman
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06:22 EDTBRCM, AVGO, QCOMTSMC pursuing 16nm chip orders, DigiTimes reports
According to market sources, DigiTimes reports that TSMC (TSM) has been "actively" seeking 16nm FinFET chip orders. In addition to securing a portion of Apple's (AAPL) A9 chip orders, TSMC has also received orders from AMD (AMD), Broadcom (BRCM), LG, Nvidia (NVDA) and Avago (AVGO), the sources say, noting that TSMC failed to maintain orders for Qualcomm's (QCOM) flagship mobile chips, as it has placed orders for the Snapdragon 820 series with Samsung (SSNLF). Reference Link
August 21, 2015
16:21 EDTQCOMOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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13:41 EDTQCOMAmbarella sinks after supremacy in drone technology challenged by Qualcomm
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12:53 EDTQCOMAmbarella competition in drones not a surprise, says Canaccord
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11:12 EDTQCOMQualcomm reportedly to enter consumer drone market
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10:50 EDTQCOMCitron says next stop $70 for shares of Ambarella
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09:19 EDTQCOMQualcomm to enter consumer drone market, Re/code reports
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