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March 4, 2014
11:37 EDTQCOM, INTC, BRCMQualcomm approaches 52-week high after dividend, buyback increases
Shares of semiconductor chip maker Qualcomm (QCOM) are advancing after the company raised its quarterly dividend by 20% and announced a $5B increase to its share repurchase plan. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Qualcomm raised its quarterly dividend 20% to 42c from 35c per share. The increased cash dividend will be effective for quarterly dividends payable after March 26, the company said. In addition, the company announced a $5B increase to its stock repurchase authorization, bringing its total authorization for share repurchases to $7.8B. Qualcomm chairman and CEO Paul Jacobs said, "Our business continues to generate strong operating cash flows driven by the global adoption of our advanced technologies, including 3G and 4G, enabling us to continue to invest in our strategic growth opportunities, while also returning capital to stockholders." PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Qualcomm rose $2.94, or 4%, to $76.57. Earlier in the session, the stock came within one cent of its 52-week high of $76.75. Including today's move, the stock has gained nearly 15% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Others in the integrated circuit space include Intel (INTC) and Broadcom (BRCM).
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May 19, 2015
12:55 EDTINTCPC related stocks struggle after Morgan Stanley says PC turn won't come until Q3
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11:15 EDTINTCAnalyst says Intel takeover of Altera more likely than not
Citi, in a note to investors today, said that the chances of Altera (ALTR) being acquired by Intel (INTC) were greater than 50%. The note comes after multiple news outlets reported yesterday that the two companies have resumed talks about Intel buying the smaller chip maker. ANALYST REACTION: News reports suggest that the odds of Intel buying Altera seem to have increased, wrote Citi analyst Christopher Danely. A deal is more likely to occur than not, according to the analyst. However, he does not believe that the transaction is a done deal. Moreover, the analyst kept a Neutral rating on Intel shares, saying that he does not anticipate changing his rating even if a takeover is consummated. In its own note on Altera this morning, Pacific Crest said it views the breakdown in Dennard scaling and Dark Silicon as an underappreciated positive for the maker of field-programmable gate arrays. The firm sees fair value for Altera at $55-$60 and still thinks that an acquisition by Intel makes sense strategically. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Altera added 0.5% to $47.16, while Intel fell 1% to $33.06.
09:17 EDTINTCAltera has 'underappreciated' positive catalyst, says Pacific Crest
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08:34 EDTINTCApple introduces 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad
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08:33 EDTINTCMorgan Stanley cautious in near-term on PC names
Morgan Stanley is more cautious on PC names near-term, given PC and HDD inventory builds quarter-to-date and weaker April ODM sales. The firm's analyst team continues to believe Q1 was a bottom in year-over-year growth, but now expects normal Q2 seasonal growth instead of above normal and thinks any recovery will likely be delayed until Q3. Morgan Stanley is cautiously optimistic on Western Digital (WDC) due to its diverse revenue drivers, sees value creation catalysts for Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and believes Microsoft (MSFT) shares reflect the challenging PC market and Win 10. The firm is more cautious on semis such as NVIDIA (NVDA) given higher valuations, share loss at Advanced Micro (AMD), potential 2H margin pressure at Intel (INTC), and Morgan is cautious on PC DRAM stocks near-term due to weaker pricing.
06:10 EDTINTCCiti sees over 50% chance of Intel buying Altera
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May 18, 2015
12:51 EDTINTCOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:40 EDTINTCIntel, Altera held principal to principal talks late last week, Faber says
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09:11 EDTINTCIntel, Altera held 'principal to principal' talks last week, CNBC reports
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07:06 EDTINTCAltera back in talks with Intel about potential takeover, NY Post says
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May 15, 2015
17:33 EDTBRCM, QCOMPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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10:55 EDTQCOMJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
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06:13 EDTINTCISS, Glass Lewis advise Intel investors to vote 'no' on eBay CEO, WSJ reports
ISS and Glass, Lewis & Co, two influential proxy advisory firms, are recommended Intel (INTC) investors vote against the reelection of eBay (EBAY) CEO John Donahoe to the company's board, The Wall Street Journal reports. Citing what it characterized as a poor attendance record, Glass Lewis commented "We view this as a failure by this director to fulfill a fundamental responsibility to represent shareholders at such meetings," while ISS said Donahoe "lacked a valid excuse" for attending less than 75% of the meetings held by the Intel board and committees he serves on in 2014. Intel's annual shareholders meeting is scheduled for May 21. Reference Link
May 14, 2015
11:05 EDTQCOMQualcomm expands industry collaboration to grow Internet of Everything
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09:06 EDTBRCMSynopsys and Broadcom extend license agreement
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07:48 EDTBRCMBroadcom management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Meeting to be held in Los Angeles on May 14 hosted by Deutsche Bank.
05:49 EDTBRCMStocks with implied volatility movement; ESI BRCM
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May 13, 2015
09:56 EDTBRCMEquity options with increasing volume
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07:34 EDTQCOMEdX and Qualcomm collaborate to build next-generation mobile learning experience
EdX and Qualcomm Education, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, announced a collaboration to further develop edX's MOOC mobile capabilities and enhance its open source platform to benefit connected learners around the world. As part of the collaboration, Qualcomm Education will contribute engineering resources and will license elements of its SDK code, which edX will distribute to the Open edX community.
07:32 EDTINTCCLSA to hold a conference
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