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Analysts’ Recommendations for Xilinx Stock

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

Xilinx (XLNX) has generated returns of 13.3% for the TTM (trailing twelve months) and 9.1% in the trailing-one-month period. The company’s share price has increased by 3.6% in the trailing-five-day period. Peer companies Altera Corporation (ALTR), Analog Devices (ADI), and Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) have generated returns of 0.5%, 6.2%, and 6.9%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Moving averages

On October 16, 2015, Xilinx’s last trading price was $46.51. The company was trading at 7.1%, 9.2%, and 7.3% above the 20-day, 50-day, and 100-day moving averages of $43.43, $42.60, and $43.36, respectively.

Moving average convergence divergence

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a firm. Xilinx’s 14-day MACD is 0.7, and shows an upward trading trend as the figure is positive.

Xilinx’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 69, which shows that the stock was bordering on being overbought. An RSI above 70 indicates that the stock is overbought, while an RSI of below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Xilinx (XLNX) constitutes 0.2% of The PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) and 0.1% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

Analyst recommendations

Of 27 analysts covering the stock, nine have “buy” recommendations, one has a “sell” recommendation, and 17 have “hold” recommendations. The analyst stock price target for the firm is $46.91, with a median target estimate of $45.50. Therefore, Xilinx is trading 2.2% above its median target.

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