Broadcom Inc. shares surged to new records and led gainers on the S&P 500 index Friday following positive Wall Street commentary, helped along by Apple Inc. earnings, ahead of the chip maker’s earnings on Thursday.
Shares of Broadcom AVGO, +11.52% rallied 12% to a record intraday high of $814.98, and finished up 11.5% at a record high of $812.73, with the previous high being this past Thursday’s $728.80. Broadcom shares also logged their best one-day performance in more than three years, since an 11.8% gain on March 26, 2020. Broadcom shares also led Friday gainers on the S&P 500 SPX, +1.30%, which closed up 1.3%.
Broadcom announced a deal with Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.41% on Monday to continue supplying certain components for iPhones, and analysts have been raising their hopes for the chip maker in response. Susquehanna Financial analyst Christopher Rolland, who has a positive rating on Broadcom, raised his price target to $785 from $690 on Thursday.
After Apple’s recent earnings showed a surprise jump in iPhone sales, Rolland said reduced iPhone checks “present a modest risk to guidance,” but said the “multiyear, multibillion-dollar extension with Apple for RF/Wi-Fi components should mitigate Apple insourcing risk, solidifying this longer-term relationship.”
On Friday, Oppenheimer analyst Rick Schafer, who has an outperform rating and a $800 price target, said he sees second half sales led by mobile (Apple) and networking, with a boost from artificial intelligence.
“Broadcom’s Tomahawk, Trident and Jericho switches/routers benefit from generative AI adoption as connectivity needs to keep pace w/advances in compute,” Schafer said in a note.
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