Qualcomm Ranks on Best Employers List and 4 Chip and Big Data Stocks on the Move

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Current price $20.92

Intel Corporation is allegedly imposing a pay freeze on their staff and posted vacancies have not yet been filled. The company, which is trying to rearrange themselves into a mobile player while leveraging Ultrabooks into a popular consumer device, has recently seen profits decline and revenues have dropped significantly. Intel hopes to restore the cash and the freeze would get them through the tough times.

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Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM): Current price $32.31

Broadcom Corp. recently announced a quarterly dividend which is scheduled for Monday, March 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 13th. This is a boost from Broadcom Corp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM):  Current price $66.99

For the 15th year in a row, Qualcomm Incorporated was named to Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2013.

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ARM Holdings PLC. (NASDAQ:ARMH):  Current price $43.85

ARM Holdings has reported strong numbers for their fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 results. For the quarter, the British semiconductor company’s revenue advanced 19% year over year to an equivalent of $263 million, while net profit grew by 28% to $66.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share. Pre-tax profit rose 16% to $125.8 million.

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EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC):  Current price $24.68

EMC Corporation announced that St. Dominic Hospital, a 535-bed acute care facility in Jackson, Mississippi, consolidated their legacy storage infrastructure onto EMC Isilon scale-out storage to manage their Big Data requirements. With EMC Isilon, St. Dominics is enabling dramatically faster and more reliable access to medical images and patient records while supporting 20% annual data growth and ongoing expansion of the hospital.

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