Headlines about Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xilinx earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the programmable devices maker an impact score of 47.7615347434404 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
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Several research firms have recently commented on XLNX. JPMorgan Chase upped their target price on Xilinx from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $74.00 target price (up previously from $69.00) on shares of Xilinx in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on Xilinx to $79.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Macquarie decreased their target price on Xilinx from $75.00 to $72.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo upped their target price on Xilinx from $66.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.20.
NASDAQ:XLNX traded up $0.28 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $67.23. 2,577,046 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,862,721. The company has a market capitalization of $17.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.11. Xilinx has a 1-year low of $60.12 and a 1-year high of $78.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 4.42 and a quick ratio of 4.17.
Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The programmable devices maker reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $673.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $650.29 million. Xilinx had a return on equity of 29.98% and a net margin of 20.18%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.57 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Xilinx will post 2.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 4th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 14th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.14%. This is an increase from Xilinx’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35.
Xilinx, Inc designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP).