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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 93503.09. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for QUALCOMM Incorporated is 63.45 (with a change from open of 0.35%), this in conjunction with a target price of 62.52. Volume today has so far reached 5239500, with an average volume of about 8224.56. The GAP for this stock, is -0.13%.

The P/E ratio is 18.6, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.36. The current EPS for QUALCOMM Incorporated, is 3.41, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -26.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 30.44%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for QUALCOMM Incorporated, EPS is looking like it will grow 10.57% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.50%. Quarter over quarter is 33.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 18.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.17% and institutional ownership is 80.00%. Shares outstanding is 1473.65, while shares float is at a value of 1471.51. Float short for QUALCOMM Incorporated is 1.42% and the short ratio is 2.54.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.33, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.38. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.1, and the quick ratio is 2.9. The most recent gross margin is 60.40% and their operating margin is 24.80%. The profit margin is 22.60%.

QUALCOMM Incorporated has seen returns on assets of 10.20%, and on investment, 10.30%. Return on equity is 17.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.77. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.1, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.05 and Price/cash is 5.46, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 26.82.

The simple moving averages are 2.85% and 20.11% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.86% and the 52 week low is 54.38%.

QUALCOMM Incorporated has a dividend yield of 3.34%, with a current price of 63.45. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 57.20%. This is in an industry, Communication Equipment, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. QUALCOMM Incorporated is based in USA.

Performance in the Communication Equipment industry means that QUALCOMM Incorporated has seen performance for the past week of -0.19%, with performance for the month coming to 0.75%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 19.49%, and for the half year the performance is 25.60%. Volatility for this week is 1.23% and for the month this is 1.52%.

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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