Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund decreased its position in shares of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 4.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 61,225 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after selling 3,056 shares during the quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s holdings in Xilinx were worth $4,337,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Notis McConarty Edward boosted its position in shares of Xilinx by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Notis McConarty Edward now owns 20,655 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $1,328,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. Seaward Management Limited Partnership raised its holdings in Xilinx by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Seaward Management Limited Partnership now owns 4,053 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $260,000 after buying an additional 83 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its holdings in Xilinx by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 4,154 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $267,000 after buying an additional 87 shares during the period. ING Groep NV raised its holdings in Xilinx by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 30,682 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $1,973,000 after buying an additional 93 shares during the period. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in Xilinx by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 15,400 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $991,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. 96.11% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ XLNX) traded down $0.86 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $71.81. The stock had a trading volume of 1,713,877 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,665,630. The firm has a market capitalization of $18,240.00, a P/E ratio of 30.40, a P/E/G ratio of 2.98 and a beta of 1.10. Xilinx, Inc. has a 1-year low of $52.54 and a 1-year high of $75.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 9.86 and a quick ratio of 9.35.

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The programmable devices maker reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. Xilinx had a return on equity of 25.17% and a net margin of 25.93%. The business had revenue of $620.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $620.99 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Xilinx, Inc. will post 2.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. Xilinx’s dividend payout ratio is presently 58.82%.

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In other Xilinx news, CEO Moshe Gavrielov sold 1,400 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.38, for a total value of $102,732.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 111,413 shares in the company, valued at $8,175,485.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Elizabeth W. Vanderslice sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.20, for a total value of $180,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 213,127 shares of company stock valued at $15,135,685. Corporate insiders own 0.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have issued reports on XLNX shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Xilinx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Xilinx in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on shares of Xilinx from $63.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. MKM Partners boosted their price target on shares of Xilinx from $63.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 8th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $78.00 price target on shares of Xilinx and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Xilinx has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.73.

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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