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How to buy QUALCOMM Incorporated shares in Ireland | $162.42

6 steps guide to buying and managing QUALCOMM Incorporated share in just a few minutes.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated is a semiconductors business based in the US. QUALCOMM Incorporated shares (QCOM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. QUALCOMM Incorporated employs 41,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$23.5 billion.

How to buy shares in QUALCOMM Incorporated from Ireland

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for QUALCOMM Incorporated Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: QCOM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until QUALCOMM Incorporated reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$162.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of QUALCOMM Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated share price

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QUALCOMM Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
Latest market closeUSD$162.42
52-week rangeUSD$57.0019 - USD$167.94
50-day moving average USD$153.4897
200-day moving average USD$127.202
Wall St. target priceUSD$167.71
PE ratio 35.9336
Dividend yield USD$2.6 (1.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.52

Is it a good time to buy QUALCOMM Incorporated stock?

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QUALCOMM Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $162.42

1 week (2021-01-14) 0.98%
1 month (2020-12-24) 9.16%
3 months (2020-10-23) 26.02%
6 months (2020-07-24) 82.72%
1 year (2020-01-24) 81.17%
2 years (2019-01-24) 219.66%
3 years (2018-01-24) 138.92%
5 years (2016-01-22) 237.88%

Is QUALCOMM Incorporated under- or over-valued?

Valuing QUALCOMM Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of QUALCOMM Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

QUALCOMM Incorporated's P/E ratio

QUALCOMM Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, QUALCOMM Incorporated shares trade at around 36x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

QUALCOMM Incorporated's PEG ratio

QUALCOMM Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9754. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into QUALCOMM Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

QUALCOMM Incorporated's EBITDA

QUALCOMM Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$7.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a QUALCOMM Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

QUALCOMM Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM USD$23.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.46%
Gross profit TTM USD$14.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.35%
Return on equity TTM 94.63%
Profit margin 22.09%
Book value $5.373
Market capitalisation USD$184.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting QUALCOMM Incorporated shares

There are currently 16.2 million QUALCOMM Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as QUALCOMM Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% down from 17.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting QUALCOMM Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

QUALCOMM Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

QUALCOMM Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of QUALCOMM Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of QUALCOMM Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 8.1 million). QUALCOMM Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 2.01. In other words for every 100,000 QUALCOMM Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2010 shares are currently held short.

However QUALCOMM Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of QUALCOMM Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable QUALCOMM Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case QUALCOMM Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 QUALCOMM Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0143% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable QUALCOMM Incorporated shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against QUALCOMM Incorporated.

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