Stocks Buzz: Morgan Stanley (MS), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

Morgan Stanley (MS) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 1.68% or $0.71 to close the day at $42.86 on active trading volume of 15.89M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 12.27M. The New York New York 10036 based company has been outperforming the investment brokerage – national group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 67.21%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.35% over the same period. With RSI of 51.99, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $45.59, making it a hold for now.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company’s Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; and corporate lending services, credit products, and investments and research services. Its Wealth Management segment offers various financial services and solutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, market-making services in fixed income securities, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, and banking and retirement plan services to individual investors, small-to-medium sized businesses, and institutions. The company’s Investment Management segment provides various investment strategies and products comprising asset management, including equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternatives, and managed futures products. This segment is also involved in merchant banking and real estate investing businesses. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) grew with the stock adding 1.46% or $0.94 to close at $65.13 on light trading volume of 15.86M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.1M. The San Diego California 92121 based company operating under the Communication Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 46.36% up for the period and down by -0.11% so far this year. With price target of $73.79 and a 59.7% rebound from 52-week low, QUALCOMM Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.13% or $0.04 to close the day at $30.03 on lower than average trading volume of 15.69M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 22.2M. The San Jose California 95134 based company has been outperforming the networking & communication devices companies by 0.2117% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 0.22% YTD, versus the networking & communication devices industry which is up 0.17% for the same period. The RSI of 43.26 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It provides switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company also offers service provider video infrastructure, including set-top boxes, cable/telecommunications access products, and cable modems; and video software and solutions. In addition, it provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, collaboration endpoints, and business messaging products; data center products, such as blade and rack servers, modular servers, fabric interconnects, software, and server access virtualization solutions; security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as emerging technologies and other networking products. Further, the company offers wireless products consisting of wireless access points; network managed services; and standalone, switch-converged, and cloud managed solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support services and advanced services. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. Cisco Systems, Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks in Review: QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM), Rite Aid Corporation (RAD), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) opening the day at $66.71. The company has seen its stock decrease in value by -1.55% so far this year. The stock was down close to -4.02% on active volume in last trading session and closed at $64.19 per share. After the recent fall, the stock is currently holding -9.67% below its 52 week high of $71.62 and 57.4% above its 12-month low of $42.24. The shares are down by over -1.53% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 37.65 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.12% or $0.01 to close the day at $8.67 on active trading volume of 22.03M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 17.96M. The Camp Hill Pennsylvania 17011 based company has been outperforming the drug stores group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 13.48%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.82% over the same period. With RSI of 64.28, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $8.88, making it a hold for now.

Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Retail Pharmacy Segment sells prescription drugs; and a range of other merchandises, such as over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, food and beverages, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other everyday and convenience products. It also operates retail clinics that provide treatment for common conditions; and a range of preventive services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams. In addition, this segment provides health coaching, shared decision making tools, and health care analytics, including health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. The Pharmacy Services Segment provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and a range of pharmacy-related services. It also offers integrated mail-order and specialty pharmacy services; and performs prescription adjudication services for other PBMs. Rite Aid Corporation has a strategic alliance with GNC. As of February 27, 2016, the company operated approximately 4,561 stores in 31 states of the United States and in the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) dropped $-0.08 to close the day at a new closing price of $29.99, a -0.27% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.28% above its 52 week low of $22.46. A total of 21.93M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 22.03M. The stock, currently situated -5.15% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -0.7% in the past one month and up by 0.22% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $33.11 and RSI of 42.21, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It provides switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company also offers service provider video infrastructure, including set-top boxes, cable/telecommunications access products, and cable modems; and video software and solutions. In addition, it provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, collaboration endpoints, and business messaging products; data center products, such as blade and rack servers, modular servers, fabric interconnects, software, and server access virtualization solutions; security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as emerging technologies and other networking products. Further, the company offers wireless products consisting of wireless access points; network managed services; and standalone, switch-converged, and cloud managed solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support services and advanced services. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. Cisco Systems, Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Stocks In Action: Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) traded within a range of $3.74 to $3.87 after opening the day at $3.79. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 3.26% so far this year. The stock was up close to 0.53% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $3.8 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -20.83% below its 52 week high of $4.8 and 341.86% above its 12-month low of $0.86. The shares are up by over 35.23% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 55.68 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

Denbury Resources Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas company in the United States. The company primarily focuses on enhanced oil recovery utilizing carbon dioxide. It holds properties located in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama in the Gulf Coast region; and in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming in the Rocky Mountain region. As of December 31, 2015, the company had 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves. Denbury Resources Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.82% or $-0.47 to close the day at $56.52 on light trading volume of 6.2M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.3M. The Teaneck New Jersey 07666 based company has been underperforming the business software & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock losing -6.13%, compared to the industry which has advanced 21.01% over the same period. With RSI of 51.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $63.66, making it a hold for now.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include IT strategy consulting, program management consulting, operations improvement consulting, strategy consulting, and business consulting services; and application design and development, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management implementation services. The company also offers enterprise information management services, such as strategic, advisory, and management consulting; enterprise data management; descriptive analytics/business intelligence; strategic corporate performance management; and packaged analytics services, as well as big data services that assist clients in managing and deriving actionable insights. In addition, it provides application testing services; and develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products, as well as offers digital technologies services. Further, the company offers outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services, including clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management. It serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) gained $0.76 to close the day at a new closing price of $66.88, a 1.15% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 64% above its 52 week low of $42.24. A total of 6.17M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 8.82M. The stock, which fluctuated between $66.16 and $67.08 during the day, currently situated -5.89% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.55% in the past one month and up by 2.59% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $73.79 and RSI of 55.22, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

3 Stocks in Focus: The Kroger Co. (KR), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

The Kroger Co. (KR) climbed 1.36% during last trading as the stock added $0.45 to finish the day at $33.52 with about 6.17M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.9M. The $31.54B market cap company, which fluctuated between $32.93 and $33.63 during the day, currently situated 17.19% above its 52 week low of $28.71 and -18.52% away from its one year high of $40.91. The RSI of 44.7 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. The company’s marketplace stores comprise full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty departments, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys. It operates under the banner brands, such as Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, etc., as well as Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. As of January 30, 2016, the company operated 2,778 retail food stores, including 1,387 fuel centers; 784 convenience stores; and 323 fine jewelry stores and an online retail store, as well as franchised 78 convenience stores. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) gained $0.43 to close the day at a new closing price of $15.89, a 2.78% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 49.2% above its 52 week low of $10.65. A total of 6.13M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.41M. The stock, which fluctuated between $15.62 and $16.29 during the day, currently situated -18.18% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 31.65% in the past one month and up by 3.11% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $16.14 and RSI of 76.71, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs) – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens. The Assisted Living segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding, multi-story communities, and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The CCRCs – Rental segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment provides outpatient therapy, home health, and hospice services to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 130 retirement center communities with 24,486 units; 915 assisted living communities with 62,567 units; and 78 CCRCs with 21,367 units, as well as owned or leased 959 communities with 81,067 units and provided management services with respect to 164 communities with 27,353 units for third parties or unconsolidated ventures. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) had a light trading with around 6.11M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.86M. The stock traded between $65.05 and $66.18 before closing at the price of $66.12 with 0.03% change on the day. The San Diego California 92121 based company is currently trading 62.13% above its 52 week low of $42.24 and -6.96% below its 52 week high of $71.62. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 48.25 and $73.5 respectively, lead us to believe that it should be put on hold over the coming weeks.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Stocks on Trader’s Radar: QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM), OpGen, Inc. (OPGN), eBay Inc. (EBAY)

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) managed to rebound with the stock climbing 0.72% or $0.47 to close the day at $66.1 on light trading volume of 8.32M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.84M. The San Diego California 92121 based company has been outperforming the communication equipment group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 47.17%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.53% over the same period. With RSI of 48.82, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $73.5, making it a hold for now.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

OpGen, Inc. (OPGN) climbed 18.11% during last trading as the stock added $0.23 to finish the day at $1.5 with about 8.15M shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.1M. The $32.82M market cap company, currently situated 72.41% above its 52 week low of $0.87 and -67.74% away from its one year high of $4.65. The RSI of 73.7 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now.

OpGen, Inc. engages in developing and deploying precision medicine tools to combat infectious disease in global healthcare settings. It helps physicians enhance patient outcomes by providing information about life-threatening infections and decreasing the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms. The company offers a portfolio of in vitro diagnostic products and clinical laboratory services that employ molecular diagnostics and bioinformatics. Its QuickFISH products are a suite of FDA-cleared and CE-marked diagnostics used to detect pathogens in positive blood cultures. The company provides Acuitas MDRO gene test to identify the presence of antibiotic resistant genes for high-risk patients quickly and with high sensitivity and specificity; and Acuitas Lighthouse MDRO management system, which offers epidemiological typing, tracking, and trending to inform infection control, surveillance, and antibiotic stewardship decision makers. In addition, it offers Acuitas whole genome sequence analysis for transmission investigations and epidemiology research. OpGen, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation to commercialize its genome mapping technology for mapping, assembly, and analysis of human DNA. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

eBay Inc. (EBAY) saw its value increase by 0.53% as the stock gained $0.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $30.41. The stock was lighter in trading and has fluctuated between $21.51-$33.19 per share for the past year. The shares are down by -3.34% in the past three months and up by 21.06% over the past six months. It is currently trading 1.69% above its 20 day moving average and 4.65% above its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $32.77 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 58.81. The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

eBay Inc. operates e-commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer inventory for sale; and buyers to find and buy it virtually anytime and anywhere. The company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com and the StubHub mobile apps, which enable fans to purchase tickets to the games, concerts, and theater shows. Its Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Classifieds, and others that offer online classifieds and help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The company platforms enable users to find, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels, which include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

 

Three Movers to Watch for: QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM), Illumina, Inc. (ILMN), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) retreated with the stock falling -0.03% or $-0.02 to close at $65.63 on light trading volume of 6.07M compared its three months average trading volume of 8.86M. The San Diego California 92121 based company operating under the Communication Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 47.55% up for the period and up by 0.66% so far this year. With price target of $73.5 and a 60.93% rebound from 52-week low, QUALCOMM Incorporated has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) gained $23.5 to close the day at a new closing price of $165.04, a 16.6% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 38.26% above its 52 week low of $119.37. A total of 6.03M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.6M. The stock, currently situated -11.69% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 33.66% in the past one month and down by -10.72% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $140.41 and RSI of 84.4, the stock still has upside potential, making it a sell for now.

Illumina, Inc. provides sequencing and array-based solutions for genetic analysis. The company’s sequencing by synthesis technology provides researchers with various applications and the ability to sequence mammalian genomes. It also offers arrays for a range of deoxyribonucleic acid and RNA analysis applications, including single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping, copy number variations analysis, gene expression analysis, and methylation analysis, as well as allow for the detection of known genetic markers on a single array. In addition, the company provides various library preparation and sequencing kits to simplify workflows and accelerate analysis; and genome sequencing, genotyping, and non-invasive prenatal testing services. It serves genomic research centers, academic institutions, government laboratories, and hospitals, as well as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrigenomics, commercial molecular diagnostic laboratories, and consumer genomics companies. The company markets and distributes its products directly to customers in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as through life-science distributors. It has a collaboration agreement With MolecularMD Corporation for drug-diagnostic co-development with biopharma drug programs. Illumina, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) shares were up in last trading by 0.95% to $22.43. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 1.4% over the past week and fell -2.01% in the past month. It is currently trading -3.93% below its 50 day moving average and -12.51% below its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -27.25% decrease in value from its one year high of $31.36. The RSI indicator value of 49.27, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells various basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. It sells bras, panties, shapewears, hosiery, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, and socks; and other activewear, such as T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. It provides its products primarily under the Maidenform, Bali, Playtex, Hanes, JMS/Just My Size, Lilyette, Wonderbra, Donna Karan, DKNY, Champion, Polo Ralph Lauren, L’eggs, Hanes Beefy-T, Gear for Sports, Duofold, DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Shock Absorber, Abanderado, Zorba, Rinbros, Kendall, Sol y Oro, Fila, Bellinda, Edoo, and Track N Field brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers. As of January 2, 2016, it operated 252 outlet stores in the United States; and Websites under the Hanes, One Hanes Place, JMS/Just My Size, Champion, and Maidenform names. The company also sells its products in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Trader Alert: Altria Group, Inc. (MO), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) retreated with the stock falling -0.41% or $-0.28 to close at $67.95 on light trading volume of 4.8M compared its three months average trading volume of 6.72M. The Richmond Virginia 23230 based company operating under the Cigarettes industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 19.87% up for the period and up by 0.49% so far this year. With price target of $68.82 and a 24.34% rebound from 52-week low, Altria Group, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal and Husky, and Marlboro Snus brand names. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in aircraft, railcar, electric power, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) gained $0.19 to close the day at a new closing price of $74.34, a 0.26% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 63.36% above its 52 week low of $46.73. A total of 4.78M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 5.18M. The stock, currently situated -1.21% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.96% in the past one month and up by 5.66% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $75.02 and RSI of 59.08, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) shares were up in last trading by 0.18% to $65.65. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock increased in value by almost 0.69% over the past week and fell -3.94% in the past month. It is currently trading -1.94% below its 50 day moving average and 10.69% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.62% decrease in value from its one year high of $71.62. The RSI indicator value of 43.04, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Trader’s Round Up: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) retreated with the stock falling -0.1% or $-0.05 to close at $49.68 on light trading volume of 6.92M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.26M. The Atlanta Georgia 30354 based company operating under the Major Airlines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 7.46% up for the period and up by 1% so far this year. With price target of $58.33 and a 53.94% rebound from 52-week low, Delta Air Lines, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network is centered around a system of hubs, international gateways, and airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and mobile, telephone reservations, traditional brick and mortar, and online travel agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; staffing, and professional security and training services, as well as aviation solutions to third parties; vacation packages to third-party consumers; and aircraft charters, and aircraft management and programs. As of February 3, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 800 aircrafts. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) gained $0.12 to close the day at a new closing price of $70.27, a 0.17% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 36.53% above its 52 week low of $52.34. A total of 6.76M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 10.65M. The stock, which fluctuated between $69.82 and $70.54 during the day, currently situated -1.08% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 2.69% in the past one month and up by 7.85% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $76.14 and RSI of 64.26, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; and advertising services on cable networks, as well as on other platforms, such as digital, radio, and print media. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes live-action and animated filmed entertainment, principally under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, and Focus Features names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan; Wet ‘n Wild, a water park in Orlando, Florida; and CityWalk, a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) shares were down in last trading by -0.03% to $65.53. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -0.77% over the past week and fell -2.85% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.17% below its 50 day moving average and 10.63% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent decrease in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -7.79% decrease in value from its one year high of $71.62. The RSI indicator value of 41.89, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -1.49% or $-0.04 to close the day at $2.65 on active trading volume of 5.95M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 10.94M. The San Francisco California 94103 based company has been outperforming the multimedia & graphics software group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 3.11%, compared to the industry which has advanced 12.67% over the same period. With RSI of 44.4, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $3.26, making it a hold for now.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States, North America, Asia, and the European Union. It offers its online social games primarily under the Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille franchises. The company’s games are accessible on mobile platforms, Facebook, and other social networks, as well as Zynga.com. It also provides advertising services to advertising agencies and brokers. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) grew with the stock adding 0.03% or $0.01 to close at $33.05 on active trading volume of 5.95M compared its three months average trading volume of 5.87M. The Deerfield Illinois 60015 based company operating under the Agricultural Chemicals industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -3.46% down for the period and up by 4.99% so far this year. With price target of $27.49 and a 63.22% rebound from 52-week low, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its primary nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also provides diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia as well as compound fertilizer product, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.12% or $0.08 to close the day at $65.55 on lower than average trading volume of 5.94M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.03M. The San Diego California 92121 based company has been underperforming the communication equipment companies by -1.1332% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 0.54% YTD, versus the communication equipment industry which is up 0.9% for the same period. The RSI of 43.56 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

 

Stocks Buzz: Halliburton Company (HAL), U.S. Bancorp (USB), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Halliburton Company (HAL) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.38% or $0.21 to close the day at $55.89 on light trading volume of 6.27M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 8.29M. The Houston Texas 77032 based company has been outperforming the oil & gas equipment & services group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 65.3%, compared to the industry which has advanced 28.69% over the same period. With RSI of 67.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $58.49, making it a hold for now.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company’s Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps; and installation, maintenance, repair, and testing services. The company’s Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services that include open-hole logging, cased-hole and slickline, borehole seismic, and formation and reservoir solutions; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment offers integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and oilfield project management and integrated solutions. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) grew with the stock adding 0.74% or $0.09 to close at $51.46 on light trading volume of 6.2M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.7M. The Minneapolis Minnesota 55402 based company operating under the Regional – Midwest Banks industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 27.5% up for the period and up by 0.91% so far this year. With price target of $51.5 and a 43.36% rebound from 52-week low, U.S. Bancorp has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. It offers depository services, which include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, leasing financing, import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products. The company also provides ancillary services, including capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, it offers investment and insurance products to the company’s customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, the company provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as offers cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. It serves individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities, and other financial institutions. The company offers its services through a network of 3,133 banking offices primarily in the Midwest and West regions of the United States; and a network of 4,936 ATMs, as well as through on-line services and over mobile devices. U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.11% or $0.07 to close the day at $65.47 on lower than average trading volume of 6.18M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 9.08M. The San Diego California 92121 based company has been underperforming the communication equipment companies by -1.0255% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 0.41% YTD, versus the communication equipment industry which is up 0.9% for the same period. The RSI of 42.71 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or LTE standards, as well as their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including digital media, e-commerce, healthcare, and wearable devices for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company also develops and offers products for implementation of small cells; mobile health products and services; software products, and content and push-to-talk enablement services to wireless operators; and development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. In addition, it licenses chipset technology and products for data centers. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.