Analysts Have Mixed Ratings On United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

    The shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has been pegged with a rating of Outperform by Daiwa Securities in its latest research note that was published on August 26th, 2019. Daiwa Securities wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of United Parcel Service, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Stifel advised investors in its research note published on July 29th, 2019, to Hold the UPS stock. The stock had earned Buy rating from BofA/Merrill when it published its report on July 25th, 2019. That day the BofA/Merrill set price target on the stock to $130. The stock was given Buy rating by Goldman in its report released on July 10th, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $123. Cowen was of a view that UPS is Market Perform in its latest report on April 26th, 2019 while giving it a price target of $116. Berenberg thinks that UPS is worth Buy rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on April 1st, 2019 in which the stock’s price target was also moved to $130.

    The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $122.32. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 32.91% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 62.28.

    The shares of the company added by 1.82% during the trading session on Thursday, reaching a low of $118.44 while ending the day at $119.47. During the trading session, a total of 2.73 million shares were traded which represents a 16.68% incline from the average session volume which is 3.28M shares. UPS had ended its last session trading at 117.33. United Parcel Service, Inc. currently has a market cap of $102.34B, while its P/E ratio stands at 21.83, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.41, with a beta of 1.22. United Parcel Service, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 5.31, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.10. UPS 52-week low price stands at $89.89 while its 52-week high price is $125.09.

    Investment analysts at BofA/Merrill published a research note on July 25th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $150. Stifel also rated XLNX as Downgrade on July 29th, 2019, with its price target of $51 suggesting that XLNX could surge by 21.16% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $100.40/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.88% to reach $129.75/share. It started the day trading at $103.03 and traded between $101.61 and $102.29 throughout the trading session.

    A look at its technical shows that XLNX’s 50-day SMA is 112.61 while its 200-day SMA stands at 109.98. The stock has a high of $141.60 for the year while the low is $68.76. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 28.41, while the P/B ratio is 9.91. At the moment, only of Xilinx, Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 3.10M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.15 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 2.07%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -3.13% over the past 90 days while it lost -15.71% over the last six months.

    The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more XLNX shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.24% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 947,352 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 30,215,731 shares of XLNX, with a total valuation of $3,450,938,638. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more XLNX shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $1,711,554,829 worth of shares. SSgA Funds Management Inc followed the path by decreasing its XLNX portfolio by -0.26% in the quarter. This means that SSgA Funds Management Inc sold -27,661 shares in the last quarter and now controls 10,785,459 shares of the XLNX stock, with the valuation hitting $1,231,807,272.

    Similarly, T Rowe Price Associates Inc decreased its Xilinx, Inc. shares by -9.27% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -731,604 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 7,157,646 shares of Xilinx, Inc. which are valued at $817,474,750. In the same vein, AllianceBernstein LP decreased its Xilinx, Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -1,388,610 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 5,470,573 shares and is now valued at $624,794,142. Following these latest developments, around 0.20% of Xilinx, Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.