NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-five ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation, twelve have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $100.33.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $109.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday. Piper Jaffray Companies upped their target price on shares of NXP Semiconductors from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub cut shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 15th. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on shares of NXP Semiconductors from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 14th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th.

NASDAQ NXPI opened at $98.15 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. NXP Semiconductors has a 52 week low of $67.62 and a 52 week high of $122.24. The company has a market cap of $32.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.52, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.09.

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. The semiconductor provider reported $2.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.77 by $0.28. NXP Semiconductors had a net margin of 23.47% and a return on equity of 15.52%. The business had revenue of $2.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.39 billion. As a group, research analysts expect that NXP Semiconductors will post 6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 5th. Investors of record on Monday, March 18th were given a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.02%. NXP Semiconductors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 16.84%.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NXPI. First Personal Financial Services raised its position in NXP Semiconductors by 356.0% in the 4th quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 342 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $25,000 after purchasing an additional 267 shares during the last quarter. Legacy Bridge LLC purchased a new position in NXP Semiconductors during the 4th quarter worth $26,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new position in NXP Semiconductors during the 4th quarter worth $26,000. Berman Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in NXP Semiconductors during the 4th quarter worth $27,000. Finally, Intercontinental Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in NXP Semiconductors during the 4th quarter worth $29,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.55% of the company’s stock.

NXP Semiconductors Company Profile

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed signal solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. The company offers products for audio and visual head-end unit applications, such as single-chip radio solutions, multi-standard radios, audio amplifiers and power analog products, and i.MX applications processors; in-vehicle networking products; two-way secure entry products; various sensors and microcontrollers; power management solutions; battery cell controllers; and solutions for radar, vision, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems.

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