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Market Highlights for the day: QUALCOMM Incorporated, (QCOM)

Friday February 24th 2017: QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Communication Equipment in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM  has a market cap of 83.91 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/16/1991, QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM performance year to date is -12.87%. Today QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM has gained 1.03%, with a current price of 56.81.

Ownership of the company is 0.17% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 69.90%. Return of assets are at 8.50%, with return on investment at 11.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.32. While Total debt/equity is 0.38. With a profit margin of 19.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 59.80%, and operating margin of 20.10%. QUALCOMM Incorporated ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM has seen a EPS growth of 18.40%. A performance for the year of 3.52%. The 52-week high is -20.68%, and the 52-week low is 11.28%. The average volume for QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM is 4440059.

With a target price of 60.42, can QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM. QUALCOMM Incorporated has a P/E of 18.9 and a forward P/E of 14.89. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.8. QUALCOMM Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.61 and 2.68 respectively. For P/cash, QUALCOMM Incorporated has a value of 8.41, while it is 34.23 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 56.81, QUALCOMM Incorporated has a dividend yield of 4.01%. We see a return on equity of 14.30%.

Looking more long-term QUALCOMM Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -9.94% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 18.40% for this year and for the last five years a 7.10% growth has been seen.

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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