Broadcom Corp

  • Qualcomm; The Intel to Wireless Chip Business

    By Hina Amjad - August 28, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

    Over the years Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has managed to outperform the Silicon Valley giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) due to its extensive product line which transcends the conventional PC chipset manufacturing business. Computer processor manufacturers like Intel have long been facing headwinds due to a slowdown in the IT industry and slumping PC sales. However, the veteran is transitioning into tablets and Smartphone chips, challenging Qualcomm and Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM). 

    Qualcomm more »

  • Broadcom: To Buy or Not to Buy?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

     Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) has earned a reputation for technological innovation and excellence, but it was not enough to protect its stock from a serious decline after its second quarter earnings release on July 24. Less-than-stellar results from the company’s wireless chip segment and lower guidance sent investors to the exits, dropping the share price about 15%.

    Rumors abound that both Apple and Samsung plan to produce their own chips more »

  • Why This Chip Manufacturer's Revenue Will Keep Growing

    By Adrian Campos - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

    Even mobile chip manufacturers are finding it hard to fight the bears. Just like Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) had to suffer the consequences of a shrinking PC market, more and more investors see Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) as a potential disaster in the making, due to the high exposure of core revenue to the mobile industry.

    But unlike Intel at its highest times, Qualcomm is far from being overvalued. Trading at a more »

  • A Few More Reasons Why This Stock Was Unfairly Punished

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, CHL, S

    In the previous part of this post, I’d explained why the Street was overly negative about Broadcom’s (NASDAQ: BRCM) second-quarter performance and the accompanying outlook. The weakness around its mobile and wireless business, which makes up 46% of the top line, seemed overblown. But what seemed completely ignored in analysts’ opinions about Broadcom was the strength in its remaining 54% of the business.

    Broadcom doesn’t live and more »

  • A Few Reasons Why This Stock Was Unfairly Punished

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BRCM, SSNLF | Editor's Choice

    One of the most frustrating experiences in life can be when, as an investor, you see your investment go under. The frustration multiples when the company that you’d invested in had good prospects, solid clients, and great innovation; but still, it fails to do well as an investment.

    A similar thought would be running through the minds of Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) investors, the semiconductor company which, according to me more »

  • Intel's Evolution to Wireless: Second Quarter's Report Card

    By Bob Chandler - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM | Editor's Choice

    Computer chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is clearly in transition mode. Though most analysts seem to focus on its ties to a declining PC market, Intel’s prospects have little to do with computers. Its future lies in the wireless space. I believe the company will either prosper or whither based on the progress it makes in four critical areas. Here’s how the company fared in the latest quarter more »

  • Technology Titans Suffered a Blow this Past Quarter

    By Alexander Cho - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, MSFT, QCOM

    The technology sector had some bombs in the most recent quarter. The three biggest that come to mind were Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), and Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM).

    Performance of the group

    Source: Ycharts

    Microsoft declined by 8.65% in the past month. Broadcom managed to turn some heads with an 18.89% decline in valuation in the past month. Intel declined by 4.09% as its poor performance more »

  • 3 Tech Behemoths to Consider

    By Damian Illia - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, GOOG, QCOM

    Giants don’t take baby steps, and are certainly hard to knock down. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) are three established tech companies that have been outperforming their peers. With promising paths to profits ahead of them, they are interesting options for those looking for long-term investments in the sector. Let’s take a closer look at each.

    A leader to look out for

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  • This Company Looks Stagnant But Is Still Going Strong

    By tarun bachhawat - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, NVDA, QCOM

    When someone expects a lot from you, it might either put a lot of pressure on your performance or even your best might not please them. This is actually what is happening with Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) because despite stellar top and bottom line growth at nearly 24% year-on-year in the last five years, the stock has appreciated just 15%. The company is soon releasing its third quarter earnings; let’s more »

  • The Best Industry to Invest In

    By tarun bachhawat - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

    Over the last decade, Broadcom’s (NASDAQ: BRCM) share price has risen about 90%. Its revenue growth over the last 10 years has been better than the semiconductor industry average. Moreover, in the last three years its revenue has grown at an average rate of 21.3%. The numbers clearly depict how good the company has been in the past; let’s see if it has the potential to replicate more »

  • Despite Lower Earnings Guidance, This Chipmaker Is a Buy

    By Rahul Jaiswal - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, QCOM

    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is benefiting from the increasing demand for smartphones and the growing focus of network operators worldwide to implement high-speed wireless technology, popularly known as LTE, or long-term evolution.

    The chip maker's stock has been a bit volatile lately. Despite record earnings, shares fell 7% due to the company's lower-than-expected earnings outlook for the upcoming quarter. Since then, the stock has moved up in line with more »

  • Beware of the Practices of This Company

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, JNPR, CRM

    Stocks options are a wonderful instrument. The underlying rationale behind stock option grants is to align the interests of employees with the interests of shareholders, thereby turning employees into "mini owners." But this wonderful instrument, although born good, can very quickly turn into a weapon for mass dilution of current shareholders, disguised in the form of option grants. 

    The wild west of the Dot-Com bubble

    In the jolly years before more »

  • These Semiconductor Companies Can Be Good Investments

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, QCOM, TXN

    The semiconductor industry is showing continuous growth, but in a cyclical pattern with high volatility. According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, or WSTS, semiconductor industry sales are expected to grow 4.5% this year, against a decline of 3.2% last year. The decline in the computer market segment and rising demand for analog and embedded segments are some of the reasons behind this volatility.

    In light of this growth more »

  • Broadcom's Rise in the Global Semiconductor Space

    By Rashmi Singh - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, QCOM, TXN

    Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) was founded in 1991 with a simple mission of “Connecting everything.” Since then, the organization has grown into a multi-billion dollar company with a market cap of $19 billion and its top line last year was in excess of $8 billion.

    In spite of an overall dip in the market owing to tense economic conditions prevailing in most of the developed world, and a slowdown in growth more »

  • Broadcom: Right Time, Right Stock

    By Marina Avilkina - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, TXN

    China is the largest smartphone market and Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) is working with China Unicom to introduce a smartphone priced below 600 yuan, roughly equivalent to $97. With the company making significant benefits in a niche industry, is now the right time to buy this big-cap wonder?

    Recent updates

    With the evolution of mobile devices fast changing to smartphones, Broadcom continues to benefit from having a widespread presence in the more »

  • Should You Chip in on this Semiconductor?

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, NVDA, QCOM

    The technology sector is known for two things: growth and risk. The latter is averted to a great extent when one is dealing with a company as fundamentally strong as Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). It is a rare company that has a market-leading position in a growing business.

    Qualcomm's business model consists of selling chipsets as well as collecting royalties on 3G and 4G smartphones being sold in the market more »

  • This Fast-Growing Semiconductor Company Looks Undervalued

    By Daniel James - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, QCOM, RDA

    With all the turmoil going on in the world of semiconductors since the advent of mobile computing technology, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller names in the sector. As such, most discussions focus on the bigger players that dominate their respective industries. However, the opportunities for growth may be much more enticing in some of the small-cap companies that make chips for mobile handsets. One of these more »

  • Four Companies Across Three Tech Sectors that You Need to Follow Closely

    By Jayson Derrick - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BRCM, INTC, NVDA

    In 2003, laptops outsold desktop computers for the first time ever. This was just ten years ago, and so much has changed since. Technology trends are rapidly changing and it can be difficult for investors to keep up. Are desktop computers still relevant? Are tablets a "fad," or are they here to stay? These are the questions that investors need answered to make solid tech investment decisions.

    PC demand is more »

  • VoLTE, the Next Big Thing for 4G LTE

    By Nick Chiu - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, CHL, MRVL

    VoLTE, Voice over LTE or Voice over Long Term Evolution, is a standards-based technology that is required to support voice calls over an LTE network. In order to offer voice services to LTE users, there are three methods, including circuit switched fallback (CSFB), dual standby, and VoLTE.

    The CSFB method will require operators to switch voice calls to slower 2G/3G networks, whereas dual standby solution will require terminals to more »

  • Buy the Smartphone Chip Suppliers

    By Victor Selva - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: AMAT, BRCM, CY

    With growing demand for smartphones and tablets, chipmakers providing the circuits for these technologies should considerably benefit. Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY), Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT) are three companies that are particularly strong in this area of the semiconductor industry and are, therefore, worth our attention –and money-. Let’s take a closer look at them:

    Cypress: A leadership position 

    Opinion about Cypress is divided amongst analysts more »

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