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November 7, 2012
13:19 EDTQCOMEarnings Preview: Qualcomm Q4 expected to be strong
Qualcomm (QCOM) is expected to report Q4 earnings after the market close on Wednesday, November 7, with a conference call scheduled for 4:45 pm ET. The consensus estimate is 82c for EPS and $4.67B for revenue, according to First Call. The whisper number is 83c. Analysts continue to be bullish on Qualcomm despite its weak Q3 results and guidance back in July. Guidance for Q4 calls for adjusted EPS 78c-84c on revenue of $4.45B-$4.85B. Qualcomm’s report comes at end of the earnings season, allowing the stock to be buffeted by the downbeat forecasts across the rest of the chip sector, from companies such as Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Texas Instruments (TXN). One metric closely watched will be the company's projection for mobile-station modem, or MSM, chip shipments in the December quarter, as well as its forecast for the average selling price of 3G and 4G handsets — which affects the royalties for its licensing arm. Qualcomm's MSM, chips are used in certain models of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone -- including the newly launched iPhone 5, as well as other smartphones from companies such as Samsung (SSNLF), HTC, Nokia (NOK), Google (GOOG), Motorola (MOT) and others. Brean Capital expects strong Q4 results and guidance for the Dec.Q and FY guidance. The firm believes Qualcomm's Licensing, or QTL, business will be relatively in line for Q4, but will benefit from strength in high-end smartphones in September and December quarters. Given the current investor concerns on QCT margins and about Qualcomm's historical propensity to sandbag its FY guidance, Brean expects the stock to act favorably post-report.
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August 27, 2015
05:53 EDTQCOMIC demand for notebooks picking up, DigiTimes reports
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August 26, 2015
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 24, 2015
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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08:54 EDTQCOMQualcomm coverage resumed with a Buy at Goldman
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06:22 EDTQCOMTSMC 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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August 19, 2015
06:18 EDTQCOMQualcomm exec among casualties in midair plane crash, AP reports
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August 18, 2015
05:55 EDTQCOMQualcomm to supply all modem chips for next iPhone, DigiTimes reports
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