Qualcomm’s plans to acquire NXP goes for a toss, as China refuses to give the nod.
Qualcomm Inc., an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment maker, had been pursuing the deal for almost two years. While eight global jurisdictions had given the go-ahead, China’s refusal to the deal squashes Qualcomm’s dream to buy NXP - another global semiconductor manufacturer. Qualcomm's CEO Steve Mollenkopf had mentioned in Wednesday’s earnings call that if China did not approve, the company would walk away from the NXP deal.
Qualcomm’s last bid for NXP was $44 billion. With the deal falling through, Qualcomm is now left with paying a $2 billion breakup-fee to NXP. It also plans to buyback up to $30 billion worth of shares as promised to shareholders in the event of the deal’s demise.
NXP announced that it’ll repurchase $5 billion of shares.
While many people seem to be blaming the U.S.-China trade tensions as a major factor behind China’s rejection of the deal, the nation’s Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng mentioned, "This case is about the enforcement of antitrust laws. It has nothing to do with China-US trade," according to Chinese state media.
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QCOM moved above its 50-day moving average on June 01, 2023 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend.
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The Stochastic Oscillator has been in the overbought zone for 2 days. Expect a price pull-back in the near future.
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The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is seriously 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 (6.549) is normal, around the industry mean (7.010). P/E Ratio (12.346) is within average values for comparable stocks, (53.973). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.004) is also within normal values, averaging (2.567). Dividend Yield (0.026) settles around the average of (0.024) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (3.187) 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 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 fairly steady price growth. QCOM’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
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
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, QCOM has been closely correlated with SWKS. These tickers have moved in lockstep 82% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if QCOM jumps, then SWKS could also see price increases.
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