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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM

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 99530.13. Since its IPO date on the 12/16/1991, QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM performance year to date is 40.19%. Today QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM has gained 0.96%, with a current price of 68.19.

Ownership of the company is 0.17% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 79.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 57.20%. Return of assets are at 10.20%, with return on investment at 10.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.33. While Total debt/equity is 0.38. With a profit margin of 22.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 60.40%, and operating margin of 24.80%. QUALCOMM Incorporated ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.1, while the quick ratio is 2.9.

For the last year QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM has seen a EPS growth of -26.90%. A performance for the year of 22.74%. The 52-week high is -3.14%, and the 52-week low is 65.91%. The average volume for QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM is 8315800.

With a target price of 64.38, can QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of QUALCOMM Incorporated, QCOM. QUALCOMM Incorporated has a P/E of 19.99 and a forward P/E of 14.28. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.9. QUALCOMM Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.36 and 3.27 respectively. For P/cash, QUALCOMM Incorporated has a value of 5.82, while it is 28.55 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 68.19, QUALCOMM Incorporated has a dividend yield of 3.11%. We see a return on equity of 17.00%.

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 11.10% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -26.90% for this year and for the last five years a 8.70% 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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