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QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Shares Bought by Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC

Credit Suisse reinitiated the shares of GRA in report on Thursday, March 24 with "Outperform" rating.

So the two companies are at somewhat of a stalemate: Qualcomm says it's open to being bought, but for a higher price.

Among 4 analysts covering SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. KeyBanc Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $84.0 target. About 6.76M shares traded. The company had a trading volume of 27,325,777 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,310,000. Broadcom's share prices went up by 1.2% to trade at $252.69 on Wednesday after it lowered its bid for Qualcomm. The stock volatility for week was 3.03% while for month was 3.03%.Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was observed as 1.40.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.16 Percent and Institutional ownership of 79.7 Percent. Stifel Nicolaus maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) rating on Thursday, July 23.

NXP Semiconductors NV, caught in the melee, has seen its shares rise 6.6 percent since November 6, and over 25 percent since October 2016 when it struck its own original deal to sell itself to Qualcomm. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since February 28, 2017 and is uptrending.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $5.2 Billion for the current quarter.

EPS in next five years is expected to touch 15.00% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -11.60% along with sales growth of 3.10% in the last five years. But all of this financial maneuvering is covering up what is really going on here. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.57 dividend. The indicated annual dividend is $2.28. QUALCOMM's dividend payout ratio is presently -93.06%.

In related news, EVP Alexander H. Rogers sold 919 shares of QUALCOMM stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.35, for a total transaction of $2,810,050.00. (NYSE:ALLY) on Tuesday, January 30 with "Buy" rating. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of QUALCOMM in the 2nd quarter valued at about $114,000. Bowling Portfolio Management Llc sold 13,717 shares as the company's stock rose 13.46% with the market. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.98/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.91/Share by a difference of $0.07. EPS is an indicator of company profit because the more earnings a company can generate per share, the more valuable each share is to investors. "(QCOM)" was reported by The Lincolnian Online and is owned by of The Lincolnian Online. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new stake in QUALCOMM during the 4th quarter worth about $126,000. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC's holdings in QUALCOMM were worth $16,540,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Strategic Financial Inc owns 0.6% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 70,139 shares. Torray LLC now owns 16,400 shares of the wireless technology company's stock worth $906,000 after purchasing an additional 3,750 shares during the period.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "QUALCOMM's (NASDAQ:QCOM) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Northland Securities" was originally posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. 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.



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