Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 3.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 54,952 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after buying an additional 1,634 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s holdings in Xilinx were worth $2,986,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Xilinx by 2.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 25,343,279 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $1,169,086,000 after buying an additional 541,336 shares during the last quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC raised its position in Xilinx by 14.7% in the second quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 12,145,640 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $560,278,000 after buying an additional 1,556,452 shares during the last quarter. Capital International Investors raised its position in Xilinx by 8.7% in the second quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 11,617,440 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $535,913,000 after buying an additional 928,500 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in Xilinx by 45.7% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 9,876,804 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $455,617,000 after buying an additional 3,097,167 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital Research Global Investors raised its position in Xilinx by 36.1% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 9,590,311 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock valued at $442,401,000 after buying an additional 2,544,411 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.95% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX)

Shares of Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) traded up 1.35% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $54.01. 4,413,786 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $51.33 and its 200 day moving average price is $50.14. Xilinx Inc. has a one year low of $40.44 and a one year high of $55.49. The firm has a market cap of $13.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.11 and a beta of 1.17.

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 19th. The programmable devices maker reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $579 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $574.90 million. Xilinx had a return on equity of 23.21% and a net margin of 26.32%. Xilinx’s quarterly revenue was up 9.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.48 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Xilinx Inc. will post $2.24 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 23rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 8th were given a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 4th. Xilinx’s dividend payout ratio is presently 58.67%.

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A number of analysts have recently issued reports on XLNX shares. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of Xilinx from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $50.99 to $52.00 in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Xilinx from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 24th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on shares of Xilinx in a research note on Saturday, October 22nd. MKM Partners reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Xilinx in a research note on Monday, November 21st. Finally, Nomura reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Xilinx in a research note on Saturday, October 22nd. Fourteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.44.

In other news, CFO Lorenzo Flores sold 25,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.90, for a total transaction of $1,310,675.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 35,014 shares in the company, valued at $1,782,212.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Victor Peng sold 15,284 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.07, for a total value of $811,121.88. Following the sale, the insider now owns 44,812 shares in the company, valued at $2,378,172.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.52% of the company’s stock.

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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