Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) — This company is a leader in developing products and services based on its advanced wireless broadband technology. Qualcomm reported a Q4 earnings gain and raised its guidance to $3.78 in fiscal year (FY) 2013 versus $3.07 in FY 2012, ended in September. Expectations are for earnings of $4.30 in FY 2014, a recent upward revision. As a result, many analysts have raised their price targets. Nomura hiked its target to $70-$75 and S&P’s is $82.
On Wednesday, the stock broke through the resistance line of a right triangle while gapping through its 20-day moving average (green line). Gaps are often partially closed, so try to buy QCOM at $62.75 with a trading target of $74. Longer-term investors could expect much higher prices since this company is on an earnings tear that could exceed analysts’ estimates in every quarter in FY 2013.