Xilinx Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (XLNX)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX) is Monday, February 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $36.68 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Xilinx has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Xilinx has a market cap of $9.46 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Xilinx, Inc. designs, develops, and markets programmable platforms in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Japan. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xilinx as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Xilinx Ratings Report.

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