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QQQ   368.94
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S&P 500   4,471.37
DOW   35,294.76
QQQ   368.94
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S&P 500   4,471.37
DOW   35,294.76
QQQ   368.94
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NASDAQ:QCOM

QUALCOMM Stock Competitors

$130.20
+1.54 (+1.20 %)
(As of 10/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$128.68
$130.48
50-Day Range
$122.95
$148.64
52-Week Range
$121.05
$167.94
Volume7.61 million shs
Average Volume8.76 million shs
Market Capitalization$146.87 billion
P/E Ratio16.28
Dividend Yield2.11%
Beta1.29

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) Vs. CSCO, PANW, MSI, FFIV, JNPR, CIEN, VSAT, CALX, SATS, and IDCC

Should you be buying QUALCOMM stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of QUALCOMM include Cisco Systems (CSCO), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Motorola Solutions (MSI), F5 Networks (FFIV), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Ciena (CIEN), Viasat (VSAT), Calix (CALX), EchoStar (SATS), and InterDigital (IDCC). These companies are all part of the "communications equipment" industry.

QUALCOMM vs.

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, risk, valuation, profitability, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

QUALCOMM has a net margin of 28.25% compared to Palo Alto Networks' net margin of -11.72%. QUALCOMM's return on equity of 102.31% beat Palo Alto Networks' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QUALCOMM 28.25% 102.31% 19.95%
Palo Alto Networks -11.72% -17.08% -1.53%

In the previous week, QUALCOMM had 10 more articles in the media than Palo Alto Networks. MarketBeat recorded 23 mentions for QUALCOMM and 13 mentions for Palo Alto Networks. QUALCOMM's average media sentiment score of 0.42 beat Palo Alto Networks' score of 0.31 indicating that QUALCOMM is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
QUALCOMM
8 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Palo Alto Networks
1 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QUALCOMM, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$23.53 billion6.24$5.20 billion$3.3438.98
Palo Alto Networks$4.26 billion11.62-$498.90 million-$2.50-203.14

71.8% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.4% of Palo Alto Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

QUALCOMM presently has a consensus target price of $168.64, indicating a potential upside of 29.52%. Palo Alto Networks has a consensus target price of $514.19, indicating a potential upside of 1.25%. Given QUALCOMM's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe QUALCOMM is more favorable than Palo Alto Networks.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QUALCOMM
0 Sell rating(s)
12 Hold rating(s)
15 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.61
Palo Alto Networks
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
28 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.87

QUALCOMM received 144 more outperform votes than Palo Alto Networks when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 82.03% of users gave Palo Alto Networks an outperform vote while only 79.75% of users gave QUALCOMM an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
QUALCOMMOutperform Votes
2130
79.75%
Underperform Votes
541
20.25%
Palo Alto NetworksOutperform Votes
1986
82.03%
Underperform Votes
435
17.97%

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Palo Alto Networks on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding QCOM and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) vs. Its Competitors

TypeQUALCOMMRadio & t.v. communications equipment IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Dividend Yield2.11%2.49%3.65%2.68%
P/E Ratio16.2810.6029.1027.90
Net Margins28.25%-279.84%-200.49%-1,244.94%

QUALCOMM Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CSCO
Cisco Systems
3.2333 of 5 stars
$55.25
+0.7%
$60.79
+10.0%
+37.6%$233.03B$49.82B22.1077,500
PANW
Palo Alto Networks
2.1121 of 5 stars
$507.85
+1.0%
$514.19
+1.2%
+106.1%$49.47B$4.26B-98.0410,473News Coverage
MSI
Motorola Solutions
2.6383 of 5 stars
$239.83
+2.2%
$240.91
+0.4%
+40.3%$40.61B$7.41B36.0618,000Positive News
Gap Up
FFIV
F5 Networks
2.1314 of 5 stars
$204.33
+0.3%
$216.19
+5.8%
+54.0%$12.32B$2.35B42.306,109
JNPR
Juniper Networks
2.1542 of 5 stars
$28.60
+1.2%
$28.89
+1.0%
+27.5%$9.30B$4.45B46.899,950
CIEN
Ciena
2.2167 of 5 stars
$52.25
+2.3%
$60.44
+15.7%
+25.0%$8.10B$3.53B17.717,032Insider Selling
Gap Up
VSAT
Viasat
2.0415 of 5 stars
$55.17
+1.9%
$66.00
+19.6%
+58.9%$4.05B$2.26B117.395,800
CALX
Calix
1.9027 of 5 stars
$57.37
+2.9%
$44.86
+21.8%
+178.5%$3.64B$541.24M44.13785
SATS
EchoStar
1.9765 of 5 stars
$25.43
+1.5%
$45.00
+77.0%
-1.4%$2.26B$1.89B16.732,400
IDCC
InterDigital
2.5948 of 5 stars
$68.44
+0.8%
$105.00
+53.4%
+14.1%$2.10B$358.99M72.04514Ex-Dividend
INFN
Infinera
2.1914 of 5 stars
$8.06
+2.5%
$10.58
+31.3%
+20.5%$1.68B$1.36B-12.403,050Gap Up
EXTR
Extreme Networks
2.3414 of 5 stars
$10.17
+2.2%
$13.67
+34.4%
+131.1%$1.32B$1.01B508.502,441
NTGR
NETGEAR
1.9431 of 5 stars
$32.90
+1.3%
$40.50
+23.1%
-1.3%$1.00B$1.26B10.58818
HLIT
Harmonic
2.1548 of 5 stars
$9.27
+3.0%
$10.80
+16.5%
+44.8%$943.74M$378.83M-926.071,169Gap Up
RBBN
Ribbon Communications
2.3865 of 5 stars
$6.20
+2.4%
$11.50
+85.5%
+54.2%$918.31M$843.79M8.991,152Gap Up
ADTN
ADTRAN
2.4948 of 5 stars
$18.19
+5.0%
$23.33
+28.3%
+67.2%$883.34M$506.51M50.531,405Gap Up
DGII
Digi International
2.0506 of 5 stars
$21.30
+1.2%
$25.79
+21.1%
+27.4%$726.56M$279.27M66.56550Gap Up
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
1.8831 of 5 stars
$24.27
+1.8%
$26.33
+8.5%
+49.6%$639.18M$616.72M-7.702,034Ex-Dividend
CAMP
CalAmp
2.6917 of 5 stars
$10.02
+0.3%
$15.13
+50.9%
+26.5%$359.54M$308.59M-7.89983
AVNW
Aviat Networks
2.2731 of 5 stars
$30.45
+0.7%
$49.67
+63.1%
+173.8%$340.64M$274.91M3.25665Short Interest ↓
Positive News
KVHI
KVH Industries
2.2048 of 5 stars
$10.31
+0.6%
$15.00
+45.5%
+8.2%$193.93M$158.73M-8.52611
BELFB
Bel Fuse
2.7615 of 5 stars
$12.36
+2.3%
$20.00
+61.8%
+15.0%$153.45M$465.77M6.986,400Positive News
PCTI
PCTEL
2.1598 of 5 stars
$5.70
+1.2%
$10.50
+84.2%
+1.6%$104.29M$77.46M51.82326Short Interest ↓
AWRE
Aware
1.9398 of 5 stars
$3.98
+2.0%
$6.00
+50.8%
+48.5%$85.69M$11.31M-13.2790Short Interest ↓
TESS
TESSCO Technologies
1.7315 of 5 stars
$5.18
+0.6%
N/A-12.4%$46.08M$373.34M-7.85678Short Interest ↑
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This page was last updated on 10/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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