Several media reports suggest that cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp. could be bought by semiconductor company Broadcom.
Citing sources familiar with the matter, a Bloomberg report indicates that the two companies are in advanced talks. Broadcom apparently seeks to diversify into software services to boost profits.
Last year, Broadcom had acquired another software company, CA Technologies for $18 billion.
Acquiring Symantec could potentially be a further substantial expansion of Broadcom’s footprint in the software industry. According to its annual report, Symantec provides cybersecurity products and services to more than 350,000 organizations and 50 million people. It is the world’s largest producer of cybersecurity software.
However, Symantec had its share of challenges in the past year, including the abrupt departure of its chief executive officer and a financial investigation that led to restated earnings.
On Wednesday, Symantec shares soared more than +13%, while Broadcom’s fell more than -3%.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for AVGO turned positive on May 11, 2023. Looking at past instances where AVGO's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 50 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 10, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on AVGO as a result. In of 94 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
AVGO moved above its 50-day moving average on May 10, 2023 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend.
The 10-day moving average for AVGO crossed bullishly above the 50-day moving average on May 17, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted higher and could be considered a buy signal. In of 14 past instances when the 10-day crossed above the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a +1 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where AVGO advanced for three days, in of 347 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The RSI Indicator demonstrates that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 10 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.
The Stochastic Oscillator may be shifting from an upward trend to a downward trend. In of 69 cases where AVGO's Stochastic Oscillator exited the overbought zone, the price fell further within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where AVGO declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
AVGO broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 25, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Aroon Indicator for AVGO entered a downward trend on May 10, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 63, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. AVGO’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (14.124) is normal, around the industry mean (7.010). P/E Ratio (26.596) is within average values for comparable stocks, (53.973). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.349) is also within normal values, averaging (2.567). Dividend Yield (0.022) settles around the average of (0.024) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (9.737) is also within normal values, averaging (11.673).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a manufacturer of digital and analog semiconductor products
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, AVGO has been closely correlated with TXN. These tickers have moved in lockstep 83% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if AVGO jumps, then TXN could also see price increases.
|TXN - AVGO|
|AMAT - AVGO|
|MCHP - AVGO|
|MRVL - AVGO|
|ASML - AVGO|