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Is QUALCOMM Incorporated(NASDAQ: QCOM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/16/1991. QUALCOMM Incorporated is in the Communication Equipment industry and Technology sector. Average volume for QUALCOMM Incorporated, is 8797.29, and so far today it has a volume of 6900000. Performance year to date since the 12/16/1991 is 30.49%.

To help you determine whether QUALCOMM Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.61 and forward P/E is 13.37. PEG perhaps more useful shows that QUALCOMM Incorporated has a value for PEG of 1.77. P/S ratio is 4.08 and the P/B ratio is 3.05. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.44 and 26.69 respectively.

At the current price QUALCOMM Incorporated is trading at, 63.47 (0.63% today), QUALCOMM Incorporated has a dividend yield of 3.34%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 57.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.41, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.60% after growing -26.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 33.70%, and 3.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1465.93, and the number of shares float is 1465.93. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.17%, and institutional ownership is at 80.00%. The float short is 1.48%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.46. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.20%, and also a return on investment of 10.30%.

The ability for QUALCOMM Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.1, and quick ratio is 2.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.33 and total debt/equity is 0.38. In terms of margins, QUALCOMM Incorporated has a gross margin of 60.40%, with its operating margin at 24.80%, and QUALCOMM Incorporated has a profit margin of 22.60%.

The 52 week high is -0.06%, with 54.43% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.87% and the 200 day simple moving average is 23.11%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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