Qualcomm: Buy Now or Wait?

by Sam Collins | November 14, 2012 1:27 am

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM[1]) — This company is a leader in developing products and services based on its advanced wireless broadband technology.

On July 24[2], the Trade of the Day said, “[QCOM] appears to have found support at a quadruple-bottom just under $54, where five sessions ago, it reversed with a breakaway gap… Long-term buyers should add this premier tech stock to their portfolio now, and traders should expect a rebound to $63 to $65.”

That rebound occurred and took the stock to $65.45 on Sept. 19. Then profit-taking drove QCOM to under $58 in mid-October, but it rebounded nicely, and in each of the past four sessions, closed above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

The company recently reported a huge quarterly gain and raised its guidance to $3.71 for FY 2013 (ended in September) versus $3.06 in 2012. Expectations are for earnings of $4.11 in FY 2014. As a result, many analysts raised their price targets, including Nomura Group, which hiked its target to $70 to $75.

Despite the excellent report, QCOM could pull back to under $60 where there is a small gap at $59.71 to $60.38. Buy the stock at $60 for a trade to $68. Long-term investors could buy QCOM now as a cornerstone technology investment with huge potential.

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Endnotes:
  1. QCOM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=QCOM
  2. On July 24: http://www.investorplace.com/2012/07/trade-of-the-day-qualcomm-nasdaq-qcom-2/

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