Nomura Securities Upgrades Spreadtrum Communications (SPRD) to Buy; China Mobile's New Tender Results – SPRD the Biggest Winner

May 29, 2012 9:17 AM EDT
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Price: $30.93 --0%

Rating Summary:
    9 Buy, 7 Hold, 1 Sell

Rating Trend: = Flat

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 10 | Down: 16 | New: 50
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Nomura Securities upgraded Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ: SPRD) from Neutral to Buy, price target raised from $14.30 to $24.00.

Analyst, Aaron Jeng, said, "Our earlier concerns were: 1) SC8810 may have performance issues; and 2) SC8810’s performance will not be strong enough to help China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) compete with CU models. The selection by CM has eased our first concern to a large extent. CM's priority of pushing volume more than specs has eased our second concern. Our 2012-13F EPS estimates are 15% higher than consensus now."

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Shares of Spreadtrum Communications closed at $16.49 yesterday.

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