Unveiling the Essential Facts About QCOM

We're taking a closer look at QUALCOMM today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved -5.5% compared to -0.0% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in -- you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the development and commercialization of foundational technologies for the wireless industry worldwide.

  • QUALCOMM has moved 82.2% over the last year compared to 26.2% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of 56.0%

  • QCOM has an average analyst rating of buy and is 10.42% away from its mean target price of $181.89 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month earnings per share (EPS) is $7.5

  • QUALCOMM has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 26.8 while the S&P 500 average is 27.65

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $10.5 and its forward P/E ratio is 19.1

  • QCOM has a Price to Earnings Growth (PEG) ratio of 2.17, which shows the company is potentially overvalued when we factor growth into the price to earnings calculus.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 9.18 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 4.59

  • QUALCOMM is part of the Technology sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 32.54 and an average P/B of 4.25

  • QUALCOMM has on average reported free cash flows of $6.54 Billion over the last four years, during which time they have grown by an an average of 15.6%

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