NASDAQ:QCOM - QUALCOMM Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$55.92 +0.19 (+0.34 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 11:06 AM ET)
Previous Close$55.73
Today's Range$55.52 - $56.08
52-Week Range$48.56 - $76.50
Volume376,636 shs
Average Volume13.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$69.46 billion
P/E Ratio17.47
Dividend Yield4.33%
QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communication products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access, and other technologies for use in wireless voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, wideband CDMA, CDMA time division duplex, long term evolution, and/or fifth generation standards and their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including automotive, Internet of things, mobile, data center, and healthcare for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications, and new industry segments. The company also provides products and services for mobile health; products designed for the implementation of small cells; development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors; and software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators. In addition, it licenses chipset technology, and products and services for use in data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Radio & t.v. communications equipment
Sub-IndustryCommunications Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:QCOM


Current Ratio1.55
Quick Ratio1.40


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$22.73 billion
Price / Sales2.98
Cash Flow$4.3416 per share
Price / Cash Flow12.88
Book Value$0.63 per share
Price / Book88.76


Net Income$-4,864,000,000.00
Net Margins-21.40%
Return on Assets8.42%


Outstanding Shares1,212,160,000
Market Cap$69.46 billion

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) Frequently Asked Questions

What is QUALCOMM's stock symbol?

QUALCOMM trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "QCOM."

How often does QUALCOMM pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for QUALCOMM?

QUALCOMM declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, January 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 6th. View QUALCOMM's Dividend History.

How will QUALCOMM's stock buyback program work?

QUALCOMM declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Thursday, July 26th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $30,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 34.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were QUALCOMM's earnings last quarter?

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 7th. The wireless technology company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.20. The wireless technology company had revenue of $5.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.54 billion. QUALCOMM had a positive return on equity of 26.21% and a negative net margin of 21.40%. The company's revenue was down 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.92 earnings per share. View QUALCOMM's Earnings History.

When is QUALCOMM's next earnings date?

QUALCOMM is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for QUALCOMM.

What guidance has QUALCOMM issued on next quarter's earnings?

QUALCOMM issued an update on its first quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.05-1.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.95. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.5-5.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.57 billion.

What price target have analysts set for QCOM?

21 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for QUALCOMM's stock. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $95.00. On average, they anticipate QUALCOMM's stock price to reach $69.9444 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for QUALCOMM.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for QUALCOMM?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for QUALCOMM in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for QUALCOMM.

Has QUALCOMM been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about QCOM stock has been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. QUALCOMM earned a news impact score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the wireless technology company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting QUALCOMM?

QUALCOMM saw a drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 62,601,166 shares, a drop of 15.6% from the December 14th total of 74,207,191 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 17,052,369 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.7 days. Currently, 5.2% of the company's shares are sold short. View QUALCOMM's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of QUALCOMM's key competitors?

Who are QUALCOMM's key executives?

QUALCOMM's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Steven M. Mollenkopf, CEO & Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. Cristiano Renno Amon, Pres (Age 49)
  • Mr. George S. Davis, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 61)
  • Dr. James H. Thompson, Chief Technology Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Franklin P. Antonio, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Who are QUALCOMM's major shareholders?

QUALCOMM's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.11%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%), RNC Capital Management LLC (0.05%), Private Asset Management Inc. (0.05%) and Greylin Investment Mangement Inc. (0.03%). Company insiders that own QUALCOMM stock include Alexander H Rogers, Ann M Livermore, Anthony J Vinciquerra, Cristiano R Amon, Derek K Aberle, Donald J Rosenberg, James H Thompson, Matthew S Grob and Michelle M Sterling. View Institutional Ownership Trends for QUALCOMM.

Which major investors are selling QUALCOMM stock?

QCOM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, RNC Capital Management LLC, Bristol Advisors LLC, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC, Capital Investment Services of America Inc., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Private Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold QUALCOMM company stock in the last year include Alexander H Rogers, Cristiano R Amon, Donald J Rosenberg and James H Thompson. View Insider Buying and Selling for QUALCOMM.

Which major investors are buying QUALCOMM stock?

QCOM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Factory Mutual Insurance Co., RPG Investment Advisory LLC, Greylin Investment Mangement Inc., Cullinan Associates Inc., Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, TRUE Private Wealth Advisors and First American Trust FSB. Company insiders that have bought QUALCOMM stock in the last two years include Ann M Livermore, Anthony J Vinciquerra and Cristiano R Amon. View Insider Buying and Selling for QUALCOMM.

How do I buy shares of QUALCOMM?

Shares of QCOM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is QUALCOMM's stock price today?

One share of QCOM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.73.

How big of a company is QUALCOMM?

QUALCOMM has a market capitalization of $69.46 billion and generates $22.73 billion in revenue each year. The wireless technology company earns $-4,864,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $3.19 on an earnings per share basis. QUALCOMM employs 35,400 workers across the globe.

What is QUALCOMM's official website?

The official website for QUALCOMM is

How can I contact QUALCOMM?

QUALCOMM's mailing address is 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA, 92121. The wireless technology company can be reached via phone at 858-587-1121 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for QUALCOMM (NASDAQ QCOM)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,835 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  906 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,741
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about QUALCOMM and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe QCOM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe QCOM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by Staff

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