Qualcomm (QCOM)

Learn everything you need to know about Qualcomm and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
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Updated: Mar 22, 2023
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About Qualcomm

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What is Qualcomm?

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Qualcomm is a technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and other equipment. Founded in 1985 in San Diego, California, by Andrew Viterbi and Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm is best known for inventing Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), used in wireless communication systems.

It is also known for being a leading 5G wireless technology developer. Aside from semiconductors and wireless technology, Qualcomm has a range of other products and services, including software and mobile phone accessories.

How does Qualcomm make money?

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It makes money by selling semiconductors and other products. This includes processors, modems, and RF front-end components for smartphones, laptops and IoT devices. It also makes much of its revenue from licensing its wireless technology patents.

What is Qualcomm’s best selling product?

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Qualcomm makes most of its revenue from selling semiconductors and related products, such as its Snapdragon processor, which is used in many Android smartphones. In the first quarter of 2023, approximately 87% of its revenue came from selling semiconductors and similar products.

Who are the key executives at Qualcomm?

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Cristiano Amon is the current chief executive officer of Qualcomm. Here are a few other members of its leadership team.

  • Cristiano Renno Amon. Chief Exec. Officer, Pres & Director
  • Akash Palkhiwala. Chief Financial Officer
  • Heather Ace. Chief HR Officer
  • Alexander H. Rogers. Pres of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) & Global Affairs
  • Steven M. Mollenkopf. Special Advisor
  • James H. Thompson. Chief Technology Officer of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
  • Franklin P. Antonio. Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
  • Neil Martin. Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mary A. Gendron. Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mauricio Lopez-Hodoyan. VP of Investor Relations

Where can I buy shares in Qualcomm?

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You can buy Qualcomm stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in Qualcomm?

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The simplest way to invest in Qualcomm is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

Qualcomm is part of the Nasdaq index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose a technology ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

More about the QCOM price

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What is the Qualcomm stock price today?

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The QCOM stock price today is currently $123.80 as of 22 March, 2023. The price of Qualcomm is down 20.85% over the past 52 weeks You can use the live Qualcomm stock chart to track the NASDAQ:QCOM price in real time above, or compare the Qualcomm value today to its past performance using the Qualcomm financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for Qualcomm stock?

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The 52-week low for Qualcomm stock is $101.93. QCOM stock is currently 20.52% above the 52-week low.

What is the 52-week high for Qualcomm stock?

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The 52-week high for Qualcomm stock is $161.30. QCOM stock is currently 23.20% below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for Qualcomm?

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The average Qualcomm stock forecast has a price target of $149.88 by the end of 2023. Qualcomm’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the industry’s competition all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock.

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Prash Raval
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