News headlines about Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xilinx earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the programmable devices maker an impact score of 47.2549623946601 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on Xilinx to $79.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $68.00 target price on shares of Xilinx in a report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub raised Xilinx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $74.00 target price (up from $69.00) on shares of Xilinx in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Xilinx from $72.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Xilinx has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.45.

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) traded down $0.26 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $65.12. The stock had a trading volume of 2,895,325 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,000,000. The firm has a market cap of $16,340.00, a PE ratio of 34.27, a P/E/G ratio of 3.38 and a beta of 1.13. Xilinx has a one year low of $54.99 and a one year 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.

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) last released its 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 firm had revenue of $631.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $630.00 million. Xilinx had a net margin of 20.20% and a return on equity of 27.61%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Xilinx will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be paid a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. Xilinx’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 73.68%.

In other news, insider Vincent Tong sold 19,687 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the insider now directly owns 55,403 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,073,228.56. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Victor Peng sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.00, for a total value of $1,800,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 71,487 shares of company stock valued at $5,252,484 over 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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