3. As of noon trading, Xilinx ( XLNX) is up $0.94 (2.8%) to $34.12 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Xilinx exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.61-$34.29 after having opened the day at $33.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.18. Xilinx, Inc. designs, develops, and markets programmable platforms worldwide. Xilinx has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Xilinx a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Xilinx as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Xilinx Ratings Report now.