Qualcomm (QCOM) Has Risen 49% in Last One Year, Outperforms Market

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors top stock picks. Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors, an investment management firm, is bullish on Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock. Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) is a semiconductor company.

In August 2019, Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors had released its Q2 2019 investor letter. Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock has posted a return of 49.4% in the trailing one year period, outperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 10.2% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was right in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock has risen by 29.8%.

In Q2 2019 investor letter, Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors said the fund posted a return of 7.1% in the second quarter of 2019, outperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 4.30% in the same period. Let’s take a look at comments made by Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors about Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock in the Q2 2019 investor letter.

“When Qualcomm was trading in the low $50s, we bought every share we could. Qualcomm stock rose to around $70 when Broadcom was set to acquire the company, but ultimately the deal did not go through. In April of this year, Qualcomm ended a lengthy and complicated legal battle with Apple over the licensing of Qualcomm’s chip technology in Apple’s mobile devices, including its iPhones. The settlement included a payout from Apple to Qualcomm rumored to be around $6 billion, as well as a six-year licensing agreement and a supply agreement guaranteeing that the chipmaker continue to provide its products to the largest company in the world. With this settlement and the expected increase in product shipments, Qualcomm anticipates an incremental earnings per share of $2. As Qualcomm shareholders, we were able to realize a gain of 54% over a short period of time.”

In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock increased by about 23% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Qualcomm’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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