Northstar Investment Advisors LLC Increases Holdings in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX)

Northstar Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 2.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 165,598 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after buying an additional 3,812 shares during the period. Xilinx makes up about 2.0% of Northstar Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest holding. Northstar Investment Advisors LLC owned 0.06% of Xilinx worth $11,165,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in Xilinx by 743.4% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 7,287,938 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $468,770,000 after purchasing an additional 6,423,813 shares in the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Xilinx by 67.6% in the third quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 2,301,908 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock worth $163,044,000 after buying an additional 928,405 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. increased its holdings in shares of Xilinx by 4,092.9% in the third quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 259,962 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock worth $18,413,000 after buying an additional 253,762 shares during the period. Vident Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in shares of Xilinx in the third quarter worth about $13,824,000. Finally, Van ECK Associates Corp increased its holdings in shares of Xilinx by 75.2% in the third quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 404,429 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock worth $28,646,000 after buying an additional 173,615 shares during the period. 93.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other news, Director Elizabeth W. Vanderslice sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.20, for a total value of $180,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Vincent Tong sold 19,687 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.52, for a total value of $1,447,388.24. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 55,403 shares in the company, valued at $4,073,228.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 71,487 shares of company stock worth $5,252,484. Insiders own 0.40% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently commented on XLNX shares. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Xilinx from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Xilinx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Xilinx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, October 27th. SunTrust Banks lifted their price objective on Xilinx to $79.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised their target price on Xilinx from $63.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Xilinx presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.45.

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ XLNX) traded up $1.58 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $66.87. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,950,679 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,047,175. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 8.59 and a current ratio of 9.08. The company has a market cap of $16,593.57, a PE ratio of 35.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 1.13. Xilinx, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $54.99 and a fifty-two week high of $77.26.

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The programmable devices maker reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.58). The firm had revenue of $631.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $630.00 million. Xilinx had a net margin of 20.20% and a return on equity of 27.61%. The business’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Xilinx, Inc. will post 2.07 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be given a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.09%. Xilinx’s dividend payout ratio is currently 73.68%.

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About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc (Xilinx) is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company’s programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores.

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