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QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Stock: Analyzing the Market Value

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 14.78x compared to its average ratio,, and the 36-month beta value for QCOM is at 1.25. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 17 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 6 rating it as “overweight,” 9 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

The average price suggested by analysts for QCOM is $138.29, which is $29.47 above the current market price. The public float for QCOM is 1.12B, and currently, shorts hold a 0.98% of that float. The average trading volume for QCOM on September 18, 2023 was 8.52M shares.

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QCOM) stock’s latest price update

The stock of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has decreased by -0.79 when compared to last closing price of 114.04.Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 6.60% in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2023-09-16 that Although artificial intelligence has garnered tremendous interest for good reason, investors may want to focus more of their attention on undervalued AI stocks to buy. Don’t get me wrong – some of the hottest trades right now continue to impress, most noticeably Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA ).

QCOM’s Market Performance

QCOM’s stock has risen by 6.60% in the past week, with a monthly rise of 2.71% and a quarterly drop of -8.47%. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.31% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.30% for QUALCOMM Incorporated The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 1.43% for QCOM’s stock, with a simple moving average of -4.70% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of QCOM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for QCOM stocks, with Daiwa Securities repeating the rating for QCOM by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for QCOM in the upcoming period, according to Daiwa Securities is $125 based on the research report published on August 09, 2023 of the current year 2023.

QCOM Trading at -3.44% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought QCOM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -19.15% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.30%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.31%, as shares surge +2.78% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -1.81% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, QCOM rose by +6.60%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -5.35% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $111.70. In addition, QUALCOMM Incorporated saw 2.91% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at QCOM starting from THOMPSON JAMES H, who sale 27,962 shares at the price of $113.23 back on Sep 13. After this action, THOMPSON JAMES H now owns 241,369 shares of QUALCOMM Incorporated, valued at $3,166,098 using the latest closing price.

CATHEY JAMES J, the Chief Commercial Officer of QUALCOMM Incorporated, sale 1,000 shares at $111.27 during a trade that took place back on Sep 11, which means that CATHEY JAMES J is holding 5,745 shares at $111,270 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for QCOM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +33.49 for the present operating margin
  • +57.84 for the gross margin

The net margin for QUALCOMM Incorporated stands at +29.38. The total capital return value is set at 48.99, while invested capital returns managed to touch 46.21. Equity return is now at value 44.60, with 17.50 for asset returns.

Based on QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM), the company’s capital structure generated 89.71 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 47.29. Total debt to assets is 32.97, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 78.33. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 41.29.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.53, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.11. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.59 and the total asset turnover is 0.98. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.75.


In conclusion, QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) has had a mixed performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is mixed, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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