There are a number of specific details that investors in Qualcomm (QCOM 0.35%) should know about its stock. The following slideshow covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the tech firm from a shareholder's perspective.
The slideshow shows, among other things, that Qualcomm rewards investors in multiple ways:
- It paid out 55% of its earnings via dividends over the past 12 months, corresponding to a 4.05% dividend yield.
- It bought back $10.5 billion worth of its own stock over the past four quarters, translating into a 6.9% decrease in Qualcomm's outstanding share count.
- And even though its shares yield more than the S&P 500, Qualcomm's stock price tracked the large-cap index for most of the past decade, excluding the past year during which its stock has floundered.
To learn more about Qualcomm's stock, scroll through the following slideshow.