Nicholas Company Inc. lowered its position in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 6.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 217,715 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after selling 15,730 shares during the period. Nicholas Company Inc. owned approximately 0.09% of Xilinx worth $18,542,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in XLNX. Thompson Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Xilinx during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $204,000. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in Xilinx by 51.1% in the fourth quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 21,928 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock worth $1,868,000 after buying an additional 7,414 shares in the last quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new position in Xilinx in the fourth quarter worth approximately $383,000. Robecosam AG raised its stake in Xilinx by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Robecosam AG now owns 1,137,000 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock worth $95,895,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Xilinx by 158.5% in the fourth quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 20,570 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock worth $1,750,000 after buying an additional 12,614 shares in the last quarter. 87.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NASDAQ XLNX opened at $124.17 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 4.08 and a current ratio of 4.38. Xilinx, Inc. has a 12-month low of $62.54 and a 12-month high of $127.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $31.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.88, a PEG ratio of 2.94 and a beta of 1.18.

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The programmable devices maker reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.07. Xilinx had a net margin of 27.92% and a return on equity of 34.82%. The business had revenue of $800.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $770.65 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.68 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.6% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Xilinx, Inc. will post 3.47 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 6th were issued a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 5th. Xilinx’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.88%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on XLNX shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Xilinx from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. KeyCorp boosted their price objective on shares of Xilinx from $90.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, December 3rd. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Xilinx from $87.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Xilinx from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 31st. Finally, Argus boosted their price objective on shares of Xilinx from $85.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. Xilinx currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $99.35.

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Xilinx Company Profile

Xilinx, Inc designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; adaptive compute acceleration platform; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP) core licenses covering Ethernet, memory controllers, Interlaken, and peripheral component interconnect express interfaces, as well as domain-specific IP in the areas of embedded, digital signal processing and connectivity, and market-specific IP cores.

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