2. As of noon trading, Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) is down $0.48 (-1.8%) to $26.28 on average volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Broadcom Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.07-$26.71 after having opened the day at $26.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.76.

In 2007 bought LVL7 Systems Inc (networking SW) for $62 MM: in 2006 bought Sandburst for $76 (semiconductor); in 2005 bought Athena Semicondctors (21.3), Siliquent Technologies $83.7, Zeevo Inc. $32. Broadcom Corporation has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Broadcom Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Broadcom Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Broadcom Corporation Ratings Report now.

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