News articles about Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing 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 daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the programmable devices maker an impact score of 47.2975706026304 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) traded up $1.12 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $70.05. 1,909,991 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,960,000. Xilinx has a 12-month low of $54.99 and a 12-month high of $77.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 9.08 and a quick ratio of 8.59. The firm has a market cap of $17,850.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.91, a P/E/G ratio of 3.54 and a beta of 1.13.
Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The programmable devices maker reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.58). The company had revenue of $631.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $630.00 million. Xilinx had a return on equity of 27.61% and a net margin of 20.20%. Xilinx’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.52 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Xilinx will post 2.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th were paid a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.00%. Xilinx’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.78%.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on XLNX shares. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Xilinx from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Argus increased their price objective on shares of Xilinx to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Xilinx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price objective (up previously from $69.00) on shares of Xilinx in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Xilinx from $65.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.45.
In other news, SVP Scott Hover-Smoot sold 4,300 shares of Xilinx stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.72, for a total value of $308,396.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 37,569 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,694,448.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Moshe Gavrielov sold 20,000 shares of Xilinx stock in a transaction dated 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 completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 62,813 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,761,853.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 43,987 shares of company stock worth $3,271,984. 0.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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