13,750 Shares in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Purchased by Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. acquired a new position in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 13,750 shares of the wireless technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $713,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC increased its stake in QUALCOMM by 16.5% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 80,528,523 shares of the wireless technology company’s stock valued at $4,446,786,000 after buying an additional 11,387,347 shares during the period. Veritas Asset Management LLP acquired a new position in shares of QUALCOMM in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $440,415,000. Capital International Investors grew its stake in shares of QUALCOMM by 59.9% in the 2nd quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 15,132,794 shares of the wireless technology company’s stock worth $835,633,000 after purchasing an additional 5,671,176 shares during the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of QUALCOMM in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $210,548,000. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of QUALCOMM by 990.9% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,276,683 shares of the wireless technology company’s stock worth $125,717,000 after purchasing an additional 2,067,991 shares during the last quarter. 76.20% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other QUALCOMM news, EVP Matthew S. Grob sold 43,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.35, for a total transaction of $2,810,050.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 43,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,810,050. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Alexander H. Rogers sold 874 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.52, for a total value of $59,886.48. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 12,035 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $824,638.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 72,989 shares of company stock valued at $4,678,794. 0.24% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ QCOM) opened at $65.43 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $96,450.00, a PE ratio of 39.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.39. QUALCOMM, Inc. has a twelve month low of $48.92 and a twelve month high of $69.28. The company has a current ratio of 4.00, a quick ratio of 3.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The wireless technology company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.22. The company had revenue of $5.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.80 billion. QUALCOMM had a return on equity of 18.08% and a net margin of 11.06%. QUALCOMM’s revenue was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.28 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that QUALCOMM, Inc. will post 3.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on QCOM. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of QUALCOMM in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Vetr upgraded shares of QUALCOMM from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.52 target price for the company in a report on Monday, November 13th. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of QUALCOMM from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $65.00 to $75.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of QUALCOMM from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of QUALCOMM from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.06.

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About QUALCOMM

QUALCOMM Incorporated is engaged in the development and commercialization of a digital communication technology called code division multiple access (CDMA). The Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of the orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) family of technologies, including long-term evolution (LTE), which is an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)-based standard that uses OFDMA and single-carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), for cellular wireless communication applications.

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