Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX): From Top to Bottom

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $68.18, down from yesterday’s close by -0.45%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) currently trades with a market capitalization of $17.64 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 7.77 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $834.89 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.66 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.25% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how XLNX has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Xilinx, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $78.02. It is now trading 9.84% off that level. The stock is trading $70.79 its 50-day moving average by 2.61%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $55.48.

In recent action, Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) has made a move of -10.32% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.89% with $254.10 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of XLNX.

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