News Buzz: QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ:CCUR), China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH), Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE:CHT)

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) wants to give device and software makers a look at the upcoming ARM-based 64-bit SoCs aimed at smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm might be a few months away from putting its upcoming 64-bit ARM-based Snapdragon 810 Ultra HD processor into commercially available smartphones and tablets, but officials with the chip maker want to get it into the hands of device and software makers now. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 30.10% and weekly performance is 3.70%. On last trading day company shares ended up $72.90. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -0.43%.

Announced Nov 24, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has High Success Levels with Novel Cystic Fibrosis Drugs. Portfolio Manager Jeffrey Cornell of Johnson Investment Counsel bought back Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporation (VRTX) this year, and says the stock has appreciated due to achievements in the company’s cystic fibrosis therapy. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) shares advanced 2.16% in last trading session and ended the day at $117.88. VRTX Gross Margin is 94.70% and its return on assets is -22.90%. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) quarterly performance is 25.98%.

On Nov. 18, Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ:CCUR) announced that industry leader Derek Elder is joining Concurrent to assume the role of chief executive officer, effective November 21, 2014. He will also join the board of directors. Elder succeeds Concurrent’s current CEO, Dan Mondor, who has served in that role since April 2008. On 28 November, Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ:CCUR) shares moved down -0.85% and was closed at $7.11. CCUR EPS growth in last 5 year was 25.90%. Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ:CCUR) year to date (YTD) performance is -9.09%.

On Nov 28, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (NYSE:ZNH) said it will retire it fleet of older Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The airline has four of the twin-aisle aircraft remaining in its fleet, with the final flight due to depart on 7 December 2014. They will be replaced by China Southern’s new fleet of B777-300ERs and B787-8 Dreamliners. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (NYSE:ZNH) ended the last trading day at $22.53. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.80% and price to cash ratio as 3.06. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (NYSE:ZNH) showed a weekly performance of 15.72%.

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (NYSE:CHT) was downgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE:CHT) shares advanced 0.20% in last trading session and ended the day at $30.09. CHT Gross Margin is 35.70% and its return on assets is 9.40%. Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE:CHT) quarterly performance is -3.62%.