2. As of noon trading, Xilinx ( XLNX) is up $0.28 (0.8%) to $34.75 on light volume Thus far, 726,172 shares of Xilinx exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.37-$34.80 after having opened the day at $34.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.47.

Xilinx, Inc. designs, develops, and markets programmable platforms worldwide. Xilinx has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Xilinx a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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, increase in stock price during the past year, 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 somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Xilinx Ratings Report now.

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