First Quadrant L P CA lifted its holdings in NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 638.0% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 26,162 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,617 shares during the period. First Quadrant L P CA’s holdings in NXP Semiconductors were worth $2,312,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. First Personal Financial Services grew its stake in NXP Semiconductors by 356.0% in the fourth quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 342 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 267 shares in the last quarter. Legacy Bridge LLC bought a new position in NXP Semiconductors in the fourth quarter worth approximately $26,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC bought a new position in NXP Semiconductors in the fourth quarter worth approximately $26,000. Berman Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in NXP Semiconductors in the fourth quarter worth approximately $27,000. Finally, Liberty Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in NXP Semiconductors by 5,050.0% in the first quarter. Liberty Wealth Management LLC now owns 309 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $27,000 after purchasing an additional 303 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.54% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ NXPI opened at $100.13 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.54, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The firm has a market cap of $32.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.09. NXP Semiconductors NV has a 12-month low of $67.62 and a 12-month high of $122.24.

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. The semiconductor provider reported $2.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.77 by $0.28. The business had revenue of $2.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.39 billion. NXP Semiconductors had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 23.47%. As a group, equities research analysts expect that NXP Semiconductors NV will post 6.23 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 18th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.00%. NXP Semiconductors’s dividend payout ratio is presently 16.84%.

NXPI has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on NXP Semiconductors in a research note on Wednesday, December 26th. They issued an “overweight” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised NXP Semiconductors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on NXP Semiconductors from $78.00 to $73.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 9th. Nomura raised NXP Semiconductors from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 17th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 target price on shares of NXP Semiconductors in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $101.02.

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About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed signal solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. The company offers products for audio and visual head-end unit applications, such as single-chip radio solutions, multi-standard radios, audio amplifiers and power analog products, and i.MX applications processors; in-vehicle networking products; two-way secure entry products; various sensors and microcontrollers; power management solutions; battery cell controllers; and solutions for radar, vision, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems.

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