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March 4, 2014
11:37 EDTBRCM, QCOM, INTCQualcomm 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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December 16, 2014
06:02 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; QCOM CBST
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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 12, 2014
06:32 EDTQCOMQualcomm commits to invest $40M into Chinese companies
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December 11, 2014
06:32 EDTQCOMGlobalfoundries hope to win orders from Qualcomm and Apple, DigiTimes reports
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06:06 EDTQCOMQualcomm cutting 600 jobs worldwide, CNet reports
A Qualcomm spokesperson has confirmed that the company is planning to cut 600 jobs globally, with around half the cuts coming in California, CNet reports. The spokesperson notes that the layoffs are not related to ongoing investigations in the U.S., China and the EU, commenting that the layoffs are "focused on specific projects and programs and reflects current business priorities." Reference Link
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.
07:31 EDTQCOMQualcomm announces collabration with vitaphone e-health solutions
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December 5, 2014
10:56 EDTBRCMBroadcom recommended ahead of December 9 analyst meeting at BofA/Merrill
10:44 EDTQCOMOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:52 EDTBRCMBroadcom to host analyst day
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