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June 3, 2014
10:45 EDTBRCM, QCOM, AVGO, SWKSAnalysts 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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September 29, 2014
13:21 EDTQCOMIntel shares advance after analyst ups target to $43
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September 26, 2014
08:44 EDTQCOMQualcomm could have negative read through from Intel move, says Northland
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September 24, 2014
09:59 EDTSWKSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Ameren (AEE) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Autoliv (ALV) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... BNY Mellon (BK) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Burlington Stores (BURL) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Cameron (CAM) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... CoreLogic (CLGX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... FMC Technologies (FTI) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... FNFV (FNFV) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Fidelity National (FNF) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... First American (FAF) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Freeport McMoRan (FCX) initiated with an Outperform at Scotia Capital... Helmerich & Payne (HP) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... HomeAway (AWAY) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... IMS Health (IMS) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Nabors Industries (NBR) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... National Oilwell (NOV) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Northern Trust (NTRS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Pacific Drilling (PACD) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Paragon Offshore (PGN) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Pioneer Energy (PES) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Realogy (RLGY) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Sarepta (SRPT) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... State Street (STT) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Wafergen Biosystems (WGBS) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital.
07:00 EDTSWKSSkyworks initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners
Target $68.
September 23, 2014
11:33 EDTQCOM, BRCMAnalysis shows Apple spends $200-$247 to build iPhone 6s, Re/code says
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08:11 EDTQCOMRuckus Wireless hires Qualcomm's Rabinovitsj as COO
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September 22, 2014
06:18 EDTAVGOAvago gained significant share in iPhone 6, says Citigroup
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September 19, 2014
09:19 EDTQCOMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:11 EDTQCOM, SWKS, AVGO, BRCMTriQuint chip among those in iPhone 6 Plus, iFixit reports
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08:07 EDTAVGOAvago average iPhone content rose, says Craig-Hallum
Criag-Hallum believes that Avago has about $5.50 in average content in the iPhone 6/6+, which is up from about $4.00 in average content in the iPhone 5S/5C. The firm sees "minimal risk" to Street estimates for the company's October quarter. It keeps a $100 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
08:03 EDTQCOM, BRCM, SWKS, AVGOInvenSense, NXP, RF Micro chips included in iPhone 6, iFixit reports
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08:03 EDTSWKSSkyworks average iPhone content rose, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum believes that Skyworks' average content in the iPhone6/6+ rose to a little over $5.50, up from an average of around $4.80 in the iPhone 5S/5C. The firm expects Skyworks' to report beat and raise results. It keeps a $62 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
September 18, 2014
15:22 EDTBRCMBroadcom appears to be WiFi chip provider for Apple Watch, Chipworks says
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07:26 EDTQCOMGartner: Smartwatch market ready to expand, poised for takeoff, DigiTimes says
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September 17, 2014
06:19 EDTQCOMGoogle picks former Qualcomm exec to head Google Fiber, WSJ reports
Google (GOOG) has hired Dennis Kish, a former Qualcomm (QCOM) executive, to head Google Fiber, replacing Milo Medin, the Wall Street Journal reports. A Google spokeswoman confirms that Medin remains a VP for access services and adviser to the Google Fiber team. Reference Link

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