Press coverage about Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, 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 news headlines about the programmable devices maker an impact score of 47.2913285818536 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ XLNX) opened at $66.97 on Thursday. Xilinx has a one year low of $54.99 and a one year high of $77.26. The company has a quick ratio of 8.59, a current ratio of 9.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. The stock has a market cap of $17,000.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.25, a PEG ratio of 3.46 and a beta of 1.13.

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The programmable devices maker reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.58). Xilinx had a return on equity of 27.61% and a net margin of 20.20%. The firm had revenue of $631.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $630.00 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.52 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect 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 of this dividend is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.09%. Xilinx’s payout ratio is 73.68%.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on XLNX shares. KeyCorp reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $87.00 price objective (up previously from $78.00) on shares of Xilinx in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Deutsche Bank boosted their price target on shares of Xilinx from $63.00 to $65.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Xilinx from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Barclays restated a “hold” rating and set a $70.00 price target on shares of Xilinx in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Argus boosted their price target on shares of Xilinx to $85.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.45.

In related news, Director Elizabeth W. Vanderslice sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.20, for a total value of $180,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Vincent Tong sold 19,687 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.52, for a total transaction of $1,447,388.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 55,403 shares in the company, valued at $4,073,228.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 71,487 shares of company stock valued at $5,252,484. Company insiders own 0.40% of the company’s stock.

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Xilinx Company Profile

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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