QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?

As of Friday close, QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock was up $3.16, moving up 2.40 percent to $134.93. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 10,414,080 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$5.65 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 11,342,325, while in the previous 50 days, it was 11,513,558.


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Since last month, QCOM stock retreated -3.96%. Shares of the company fell to $127.82 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $193.58 was reached on 01/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $122.17. Since the beginning of this year, QCOM’s stock price has dropped by -26.22% or -$47.94, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.30% since its 52-week high.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) last reported insider trading activity 10 days ago on May 04. CATHEY JAMES J, the Chief Commercial Officer of the company, disposed of 1,600 shares for $145.04 on May 04. It resulted in a $232,064 divestment by the insider. Palkhiwala Akash J. sold 3,100 shares at an average price of $179.83 on Feb 10. The insider now owns 38,879 shares following the transaction. On Feb 02, SVP, Controller & CAO POLEK ERIN L sold 68 shares at $180.60 apiece. The transaction was valued at $12,281.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) has a P/E ratio of about 13.81. The stock’s beta is 1.21. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.88, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 11.39, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 36.86 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.75 per share was paid out, which is 10.29% more than last year’s $0.68. On Wednesday April 13 2022, a $0.07 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, QUALCOMM Incorporated’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.60, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.91, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.18. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 58.50% percent. In the year ended September 29, EBITDA margin amounted to 33.88%, whereas operating margins totaled 32.60%. Based on annual data, QCOM earned $19.3 billion in gross profit and brought in $33.57 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 33.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 104.30%.

In QUALCOMM Incorporated’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $12.2 billion against cash and short-term investments of $4.37 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. QCOM’s revenue rose 28.92% to $10.71 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $11.16 billion. While analysts expected QUALCOMM Incorporated to report $2.26 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.55 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 12.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $4.29 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of QUALCOMM Incorporated were 30.97 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $15.75 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.12 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (QCOM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 42.95%, the RSI 9-day stood at 44.09% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current QUALCOMM Incorporated price is down by -4.02% percent or -$5.65. At present, QCOM shares trade -1.45% below its 20-day simple moving average and -23.63% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -18.40% below its SMA50 and -10.64% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 18.43% and Stochastic coefficient D was 18.75%, while ATR was 6.33. Given the Stochastic reading of 30.41% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 44.27%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -5.47, while the 14-day reading stands at -6.14.

Analyst Ratings

QUALCOMM Incorporated downgraded its rating on QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) to a Neutral in a note to investors on April 18, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, QCOM is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate QUALCOMM Incorporated stock as buy, with 19 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $200.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $150.00 – $471.60. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) will achieve an average price target of $204.23.

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