Just the Facts on QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Communication Equipment. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $64.02, down from yesterday’s close by -0.56%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) currently trades with a market capitalization of $94.91 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -4.53 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $4.01 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.91 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.11% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how QCOM has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, QUALCOMM Incorporated recorded a 52-week high of $69.28. It is now trading 5.26% off that level. The stock is trading $62.72 its 50-day moving average by -1.3%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $48.92.

In recent action, QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) has made a move of -3.50% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.23% with $1.47 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of QCOM.

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