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Xilinx (XLNX) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

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Xilinx closed at $204.04 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.18% move from the prior day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.1%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.47%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.47%.

Coming into today, shares of the computer chipmaker had lost 10.27% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector lost 1%, while the S&P 500 gained 3.67%.

Xilinx will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, Xilinx is projected to report earnings of $1.05 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 34.62%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $953.75 million, up 18.71% from the prior-year quarter.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $4.10 per share and revenue of $3.73 billion. These totals would mark changes of +33.12% and +18.52%, respectively, from last year.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Xilinx. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. Xilinx is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

In terms of valuation, Xilinx is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 49.24. This valuation marks a no noticeable deviation compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 49.24.

The Semiconductors - Programmable Logic industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 109, which puts it in the top 43% of all 250+ industries.

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