QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) Growth Story in Full Force as EPS Predicted at -282.80%

For the next year, sell-side research firms are expecting EPS growth of 12.20% for QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Analysts are predicting an EPS change of -282.80% for the current year. Tracking firm’s EPS may help to evaulate company stock value. Sell-side analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a current recommendation of 2.40 on a consensus basis for the stock. On a number scale from 1 to 5, a 5 would represent a Strong Sell recommendation. A 1 rating would signify a Strong Buy. The same research analysts see shares reaching $64.74 within the next year on a consensus basis.Some investors will scour the markets looking for cheap, quality stocks. These stocks can be attractive for investors looking to find a bargain that could turn into a big winner. Investors may be cautious when searching for these types of stocks. Often times, a stock will see a huge jump and then everyone will hop on the bandwagon to buy without checking into the fundamentals. Sometimes this strategy may work out, but in many cases, the stock has already made the run and become too expensive to add to the portfolio. Conducting diligent research and constantly adding to the individual’s overall market education level may help the investor sift through the sea of stocks and find those names that are really worth getting into.

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM)’s stock was -10.68%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 2.29%, -19.59% over the last quarter, and  -21.90% for the past six months.

Over the past 50 days, QUALCOMM Incorporated stock’s -15.33% off of the high and 4.34% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -33.03% (High), 5.50%, (Low). 

Price-to-Earnings Ratio is the current share price divided by annual earnings per share.  P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels.  Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively.  QUALCOMM Incorporated’s  P/E ratio is 33.77. 

Projected Earnings Growth (PEG) is a forward looking ratio based on anticipated earnings growth.  PEG is created by dividing P/E by the projected rate of earnings growth.  QUALCOMM Incorporated’s  PEG is 2.35.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 42.43.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

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