Xilinx (XLNX) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.16

Media coverage about Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xilinx earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the programmable devices maker an impact score of 47.2975706026304 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) traded down $0.13 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $67.09. 1,641,219 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,090,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 9.08 and a quick ratio of 8.59. Xilinx has a 1-year low of $54.99 and a 1-year high of $77.26. The company has a market cap of $17,100.00, a PE ratio of 26.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.46 and a beta of 1.13.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.09%. Xilinx’s payout ratio is 55.78%.

XLNX has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Xilinx from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Xilinx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note 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 research note on Friday, October 27th. SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on Xilinx to $79.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on Xilinx from $63.00 to $65.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $73.45.

In other Xilinx news, CEO Moshe Gavrielov sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.81, for a total transaction of $1,516,200.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 62,813 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,761,853.53. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Vincent Tong sold 19,687 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.52, for a total transaction of $1,447,388.24. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 55,403 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,073,228.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 43,987 shares of company stock worth $3,271,984 in the last three months. Insiders own 0.40% of the company’s stock.

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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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