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Broadcom - Qualcomm merger thread. Discuss

By zzyzzx following x   2017 Nov 7, 12:28pm 855 views   6 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

I can't imagine that this would get regulatory approval due to anti-trust concerns, but who really knows.

#tech #investing
1   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 13, 11:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Look like this has been blocked. Any Idea why QCOM stock hasn't dropped further? It's still way above pre-merger prices.
2   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Mar 13, 11:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It did get whacked quite a bit by this, like 5%:

3   Booger   ignore (0)   2018 Mar 13, 3:34pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Hillary probably would have checked her foundation donations first, and if they were sufficient, granted it.
4   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 14, 8:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Down more so far today:
$58.26/sh -1.44 (-2.41%)

I'm expecting it to drift down to pre-buyout levels, which is a little lower still.
5   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 25, 8:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
$49.69/sh -0.21 (-0.42%)

Note it's 52 week low of $48.87

It may actually be a buy at this point. Emphasis on may.
6   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 25, 5:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Qualcomm, Inc. Begins Layoffs - 1,500 to start, mostly in California.

As Qualcomm tries to make good on that promise, Bloomberg reports that the company has started axing roughly 1,500 jobs in California.

"The layoffs in California represent the bulk of the cuts, though some positions will be eliminated in other locations," according to Bloomberg.

Let's go over what these layoffs mean for Qualcomm shareholders.

Cost Cuts Boost Profits

The good news for investors is that this should have the effect of boosting Qualcomm's net income and earnings per share, even without a substantial change in the company's business performance. No company, especially a large one like Qualcomm, is perfectly efficient -- there's always some bloat that can be cut out to improve efficiency.

That, however, is where the good news ends.

Large Layoffs Have Negative Consequences

The problem with large layoffs (which are generally highly publicized, as this one is) is that they can negatively impact a company's business performance in ways that aren't immediately obvious in its financial results.

First, while companies try to lay off so-called weaker employees, the reality is that often times good -- even great -- workers slip through the cracks for reasons that are more political and less about actual work capability.

Those good-to-great employees will almost certainly wind up at competitors, strengthening the competition at Qualcomm's expense. Don't be surprised to see companies like Intel (Qualcomm's main competitor in stand-alone modems), MediaTek, and Samsung (which competes directly with Qualcomm in integrated mobile processors) trying to aggressively scoop up those impacted by Qualcomm's cost-cutting.

Beyond the risk of losing good talent, large layoffs can be highly demoralizing. It can lead some employees to fear for their jobs as they ask whether they'll be next, which means that they'll be sending out resumes to competitors. For others, seeing valued colleagues and friends being forced out the door can make them want to seek other opportunities as well.

And, finally, when such layoffs are widely communicated, it can discourage talent from seeking positions with the company -- at least for a while until things have cooled off.

More: http://www.ibtimes.com/qualcomm-inc-begins-layoffs-2675195

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