Qualcomm (QCOM) -1.4% thanks to a downgrade to Neutral from JPMorgan, which foresees "rapidly...

Qualcomm (QCOM) -1.4% thanks to a downgrade to Neutral from JPMorgan, which foresees "rapidly slowing smartphone adoption" in 2014. The firm also sees 3G device ASPs falling this year - Qualcomm's device royalties are based on a % of OEM selling prices. The downgrade follows solid post-earnings gains. Separately, Broadcom (BRCM) says its first 4G baseband chip will be smaller than rival chips, but (like Intel's) won't ship in volume until 2014 - Qualcomm dominates this market, though some competition exists. (2013 smartphone estimates)

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  • Thomas Azzara
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    Wow! A JPM downgrade for QCOM. Now, maybe the stock will sell off to the mid $50s - where one could construe it is a bargain. QCOM doesn't seem to want to bust through $70 a share anyway - even in this "bull run market".
    12 Feb 2013, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • comcity
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    $QCOM is already a bargin selling at a discount. BRCM's PE is 26. QCOM's PE is 16.8 . BRCM's Q4 profit Fell. QCOM's Q4 profit Rose, they beat analyst estimates & they guided up. I understand there is the increased competition prospects from both BRCM and INTC. Still unseating the KING is harder than it looks. My guess is INTC would have a better shot at it anyway that is why I own INTC. The analysts believe once everyone has a smart phone they are done. Wrong. Those crappy Samsung phones only last about 8 months before they start disintegrating.


    People forget we use to have to buy a new PC every year...now we have to buy a phone instead.


    As soon as $QCOM gets down to $64ish, I'll add more to my already profitable position in the company and thank JPM for putting the stock on sale for me.
    13 Feb 2013, 12:25 PM Reply Like
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