Goldman Sachs Boosts Numbers on Qualcomm (QCOM); Q1 Shows "Decoupled" from Apple

January 31, 2013 8:52 AM EST
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Goldman Sachs boosted its price target on Conviction Buy-List rated Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) from $74 to $80 following strong Q1 results.

The analyst comments, "We reiterate our Conviction Buy on the stock, as the strong quarter demonstrated that Qualcomm is indeed decoupled from Apple, and that it
can continue to grow with the broader smartphone market regardless of underlying share shifts, given its broad customer exposure, including in particular to Samsung and LG who are currently gaining share."

The firm raised FY13/14/15 EPS estimates to $4.69/$5.11/$5.61 from $4.52/$5.02/$5.47 on stronger smartphone market growth and a more positive market share outlook for Qualcomm as a result of its recently announced Snapdragon 600/800 roadmap.

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Shares of Qualcomm closed at $63.53 yesterday.

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