NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) EVP Keith M. Shull sold 4,196 shares of NXP Semiconductors stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.14, for a total transaction of $453,755.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,587 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,036,738.18. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of NXPI stock traded up $2.14 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $110.00. The stock had a trading volume of 3,417,672 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,782,787. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 1.82 and a quick ratio of 1.44. NXP Semiconductors NV has a twelve month low of $67.62 and a twelve month high of $110.53. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $101.89 and a 200-day simple moving average of $97.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $35.30 billion, a PE ratio of 18.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 1.24.

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 30th. The semiconductor provider reported $2.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.52. The firm had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.20 billion. NXP Semiconductors had a net margin of 23.10% and a return on equity of 22.22%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that NXP Semiconductors NV will post 6.34 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 4th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be paid a $0.375 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 13th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.36%. This is a positive change from NXP Semiconductors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. NXP Semiconductors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.84%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on NXPI shares. Loop Capital started coverage on shares of NXP Semiconductors in a report on Wednesday, August 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $118.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 28th. Evercore ISI raised shares of NXP Semiconductors from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $110.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday, July 29th. Finally, Raymond James began coverage on shares of NXP Semiconductors in a research note on Monday, August 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $115.00 price objective on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. NXP Semiconductors presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $105.40.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in NXPI. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in NXP Semiconductors by 20.7% in the 2nd quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 55,480 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $5,415,000 after buying an additional 9,500 shares in the last quarter. CWM Advisors LLC increased its position in NXP Semiconductors by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. CWM Advisors LLC now owns 5,582 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $545,000 after acquiring an additional 135 shares during the period. KBC Group NV increased its position in NXP Semiconductors by 38.9% in the 2nd quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 486,341 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $47,472,000 after acquiring an additional 136,294 shares during the period. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. raised its stake in NXP Semiconductors by 154.6% during the 1st quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 1,403 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $124,000 after acquiring an additional 852 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management LP grew its stake in shares of NXP Semiconductors by 22.4% in the first quarter. Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management LP now owns 56,470 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $4,991,000 after purchasing an additional 10,321 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 74.97% of the company’s stock.

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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