Diverse Stocks in Expert’s Opinion: QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), The Southern (NYSE:SO)

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) [Trend Analysis] luring active investment momentum, shares a gain 0.62% to $57.10. Qualcomm (QCOM) reported that its first Gigabit LTE modem – the Snapdragon X16 LTE – last year, and even before it arrives on a smartphone, its successor has been unveiled. The company took the wraps off the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, and it brings faster average and download speeds.

The company claims that the modem will boost theoretical LTE Category 18 download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, a 20 percent increase from the 1Gbps download speed of the current X16 modem. Built on the 10nm FinFET process, the second generation Gigabit LTE solution offers 150Mbps of LTE Category 13 upload speeds as well.

It manages to achieve these speeds with carrier aggregation and 4×4 MIMO antennas that allow up to 12 streams of data to be received using between three and five 20MHz portions of spectrum. Comparatively, the X16 modem allows 10 streams across three or four 20MHz portions of spectrum. The total volume of 8.69 Million shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 12162.12 shares. EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 18.40%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 3.10%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 3.57 and price to earnings ratio of 17.40 attracting passive investors.

Several matter pinch shares of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) [Trend Analysis], as shares moving up 1.47% to $48.99 with a share volume of 7.52 Million. Southern Co. (SO) declared that its Q4 net income of $208 million. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had net income of 20 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 24 cents per share.

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. The power company posted revenue of $5.18 billion in the period. For the year, the company declared profit of $2.49 billion, or $2.57 per share. Revenue was declared as $19.9 billion. The stock is going forward its 52-week low with 10.08% and moving down from its 52-week high price with -7.25%. To have technical analysis views, liquidity ratio of a company was calculated 0.90 as evaluated with its debt to equity ratio of 1.86. The float short ratio was 2.11%, as compared to sentiment indicator; Short Ratio was 4.56.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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