Seagate Set to Acquire LaCie and 4 Chip and Big Data Stocks on the Move

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM): Current Price: $34.51

ARM and Broadcom Corp. announced that Broadcom has licensed the ARMv7 and ARMv8 architectures. A release has revealed that the agreement will allow Broadcom to develop and build its own processors based on the ARM architecture.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM): Current Price: $64.10

The company is currently slated to Q1 2013 results on January 30, 2013, at 1pm PST (4:00pm EST). As of now, market expectations have Qualcomm reporting an EPS of $1.12 on revs of $5.9 billion. EPS has seen a 25.8 percent rise over the previous quarter and 15.5 percent from the same period the previous year.

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ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH): Current Price: $42.33

The company has been downgraded by Piper Jaffray from Overweight to Neutral.

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Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX): Current Price: $77.77

Today, recruiting technology startup TrueAbilityTM announced a seed stage funding round of $750,000 that is led by Rackspace co-­‐founder Pat Condon and Graham Weston, co-­‐founder and Chairman of Rackspace (NYSE: RAX). The company’s flagship product AbilityScreenTM is a cloud-­‐based technical assessment service that is used by companies to evaluate technical job candidates.

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Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX): Current Price: $34.21

The company continues to move forward as a way to complete the acquisition of LaCie, and the two companies had a joint presence at CES 2013. Mainly, the companies possess complementary lineups. There are two areas of overlap, namely, the external hard drive space and the entry-level business NAS systems and network attached hard disks. In the former space, LaCie differentiates by providing different aesthetics to the case itself.

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