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January 29, 2013
13:07 EDTBRCMEarnings Preview: Broadcom to report how sales to Apple, others impacted Q4
Broadcom (BRCM) is expected to report Q4 earnings after the close on Tuesday, January 29, with a conference call scheduled for 4:45 pm ET. Broadcom is a global semiconductor company that operates in three segments: Broadband Communications, Mobile & Wireless, and Infrastructure & Networking... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 73c on revenue of $2.07B. The consensus range is 64c-81c for EPS on revenue of $2.02B-$2.35B, according to First Call. Along with its Q3 earnings, Broadcom said it expected Q4 revenue of about $1.95B-$2.1B. During its analyst day in December, Broadcom narrowed that revenue view to $2B-$2.1B, citing slightly better-than-expected revenue in its Mobile & Wireless business... LAST QUARTER: Broadcom reported adjusted Q3 EPS of 79c on revenue of $2.13B, which beat the consensus expectations at that time in October. Broadcom reported an adjusted product gross margin of 52.1% for Q3 and guided its adjusted product gross margin to be flat to up slightly sequentially in Q4... RESEARCH: Early this month, Citigroup removed Broadcom (BRCM) from its Top Picks Live list in favor or Qualcomm (QCOM). However, Citi maintained a Buy rating and $41 price target on Broadcom shares. During this month, a number of moves lower made by Broadcom's stock have been attributed to weakness in Apple (AAPL), one of its key customers. However, in a note to investors sent about a week before Apple reported its own quarterly results, Pacific Crest said Broadcom should be bought on iPhone related weakness. Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnell wrote at that time that growth in Samsung smartphones and Apple's iPad should offset any weakness for Broadcom caused by slower iPhone growth. Pacific Crest maintains an Outperform rating on Broadcom... PRICE ACTION: Since the day after Apple (AAPL) reported its disappointing revenue and guidance, January 24, Broadcom shares are down a bit over 3%. However, even with that recent weakness, Broadcom's stock has risen over 1.5% since the day after its last quarterly report. In early afternoon trading ahead of tonight's report, Broadcom is down about 0.4% to $33.92.
News For BRCM From The Last 14 Days
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December 17, 2014
08:15 EDTBRCMBroadcom launches first 40/50/100GbE PAM-4 physical layer device
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08:04 EDTBRCMBroadcom launches video platform for Mexican transition to digital TV
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December 15, 2014
10:00 EDTBRCMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:45 EDTBRCMBroadcom upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI
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December 10, 2014
08:40 EDTBRCMBroadcom price target raised to $53 from $46 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on Broadcom to $53 from $46 following the company's analyst day, citing its updated guidance range, potential for return of capital to shareholders, and its leading position in its business segments. Brean Capital reiterated its Buy rating on Broadcom shares.
08:04 EDTBRCMBroadcom price target raised to $52 from $48 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer raised its price target on Broadcom as the firm believes that the tone at the company's Analyst Day was positive. The firm thinks the company's networking unit looks poised for further share gains at Marvell's (MRVL) expense. Oppenheimer continues to recommend buying the stock.
07:21 EDTBRCMBroadcom price target raised to $52 from $45 at Susquehanna
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06:54 EDTBRCMBroadcom shares continue to have upside, says Deutsche Bank
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December 9, 2014
18:21 EDTBRCMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Korn/Ferry (KFY), up 3.1%... Analogic (ALOG), up 2.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Freshpet (FRPT), down 8.5% after reporting quarterly results... Krispy Kreme (KKD), down 4.9%... Broadcom (BRCM), reverses to down just below 1%. ALSO LOWER: Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO), down 1.9% after filing to sell $175M of common stock... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 4.6% after providing fiscal 2015 operating guidance.
16:10 EDTBRCMBroadcom enhances corporate governance measures
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16:07 EDTBRCMBroadcom increases dividend to 14c, authorizes $1B stock repurchase plan
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16:05 EDTBRCMBroadcom increases dividend to 14c, authorizes $1B stock repurchase plan
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16:04 EDTBRCMBroadcom raises Q4 revenue view to $2.075B-$2.15B, consensus $2.09B
Broadcom maintained the guided range for Q4 product dross margin on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. Now sees Q4 R&D and SG&A expenses closer to down about $50M and down about $40M on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively.
December 8, 2014
15:18 EDTBRCMBroadcom December volatility elevated into analyst day
Broadcom December weekly call option implied volatility is at 53, December is at 34, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into a company sponsored analyst day on December 10.
December 5, 2014
10:56 EDTBRCMBroadcom recommended ahead of December 9 analyst meeting at BofA/Merrill
09:52 EDTBRCMBroadcom to host analyst day
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