Becker Capital Management Inc buys $44,576,224 stake in QUALCOMM (QCOM)

QUALCOMM (QCOM) : Becker Capital Management Inc scooped up 163,726 additional shares in QUALCOMM during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 730,638 shares of QUALCOMM which is valued at $44,576,224.QUALCOMM makes up approximately 1.75% of Becker Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Provise Management Group boosted its stake in QCOM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 200 additional shares and now holds a total of 14,485 shares of QUALCOMM which is valued at $883,730. QUALCOMM makes up approx 0.16% of Provise Management Group’s portfolio.Montag Caldwell boosted its stake in QCOM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 488,416 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,042,022 shares of QUALCOMM which is valued at $127,789,737. QUALCOMM makes up approx 2.51% of Montag Caldwell’s portfolio.Nordea Investment Management Ab reduced its stake in QCOM by selling 133,199 shares or 16.0% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 699,107 shares of QCOM which is valued at $39,024,153. QUALCOMM makes up approx 0.11% of Nordea Investment Management Ab’s portfolio.Lowe Fs boosted its stake in QCOM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 53 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,563 shares of QUALCOMM which is valued at $87,247. QUALCOMM makes up approx 0.06% of Lowe Fs’s portfolio.Heritage Investors Management Corp reduced its stake in QCOM by selling 209 shares or 0.28% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 74,266 shares of QCOM which is valued at $4,110,623. QUALCOMM makes up approx 0.30% of Heritage Investors Management Corp’s portfolio.

QUALCOMM closed down -0.42 points or -0.68% at $61.58 with 84,10,629 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $62.05, the shares hit an intraday low of $61.37 and an intraday high of $62.19 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, QUALCOMM reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.19 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.97. The company had revenue of $6000.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5578.82 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.99 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 12, 2016, QUALCOMM announced a cash dividend of $0.5300. The company’s management has announced Aug 29, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 31, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 21, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on QUALCOMM. QUALCOMM was Downgraded by Standpoint Research to ” Hold” on Jul 25, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Jul 21, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 56 from a previous price target of $50 .Company shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Jul 21, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $60 .

Qualcomm Incorporated (Qualcomm) is engaged in providing third-generation (3G) fourth-generation (4G) and next-generation wireless technologies. The Company’s products include 2net AllPlay Brew Gobi Halo HealthyCircles Hy-Fi IPQ IZat Pixtronix Powerline QChat QLearn Small Cells Snapdragon Vive RaptorQ Vuforia and WiPower. AllPlay helps manufacturers create devices and services. It also helps developers create Android and iPhone operating system (iOS) music streaming applications. The Company’s Brew platform enables feature phone applications such as gaming messaging Web browsing and social networking. Qualcomm Gobi modems connect users devices to 3G 4G and 4G long-term evolution (LTE) networks. Qualcomm Halo technology eliminates the need for plug-in cords for recharging in electric and hybrid vehicles. Qualcomm Powerline solutions turn electrical outlets into broadband connection points creating networks by plugging in.

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