NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages

At the end of 2017Q4, the hedge fund run by Clint Carlson held 1.89 million shares of the semiconductors company, valued at $221.21M, up from 1.84M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $36.13 billion market cap company. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $119.71.

Now we move forward to see the historical returns of NXP Semiconductors N.V. which is Netherlands based stock. Every trading day indicate diverse behavior and trends about NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) stock.

Dan Sobol decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 87.97% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company's stock popped up 4.13% while Carlson Capital LP bought 48,204 shares. Sasco Capital Inc who had been investing in Hd Supply Holdings for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.26 billion market cap company. There is no guarantee that when share prices reach a 52 week low, the stock will begin to trade higher - it could break down to an even lower level. Based on an average daily volume of 3,720,895 shares, the short-interest ratio is now 1.2 days. B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) has declined 37.88% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 5.83% the S&P500. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems has 2.78 million shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. The stock has "Sell" rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 25.

According to a filing the Carlson Capital L P's stake in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) was reduced by 942,703 shares to 646,200 shares valued at $10.89 million in 2017Q4. (NYSE:CPG) by 671,900 shares in the quarter, for a total of 708,600 shares, and has risen its stake in Accenture Plc Cl (NYSE:ACN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in shares of NXP Semiconductors by 35.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of NXP Semiconductors by 17.8% in the third quarter. Blair William Il holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 72,467 shares.

Analysts await The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report earnings on May, 2. (NYSE:C). Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Management Grp Inc Limited Com accumulated 417 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0.34% invested in salesforce.com, inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) to report earnings on June, 5. Stillwater Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 4,797 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. NXP Semiconductors N.V.'s beta is 0.76 whilst the stock has an average true range (ATR) of 2.41. 548.17 million shares or 4.36% more from 525.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Shares of NASDAQ NXPI traded up $0.74 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $117.00. Bernstein has "Hold" rating and $125.0 target. NXP Semiconductors NV had 67 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Thursday, August 3 with "Hold". SunTrust maintained it with "Hold" rating and $45.0 target in Friday, February 23 report. On Monday, February 12 the company was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to "Perform". ValuEngine upgraded NXP Semiconductors from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st.

In total 9 analysts cover NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI). Therefore 29% are positive. Canaccord Genuity restated a "hold" rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of NXP Semiconductors NV in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. H.C. Wainwright maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, February 1 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained CyrusOne Inc. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.85 average brokerage recommendation. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, March 15 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by MUFG Securities Americas Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned "Hold" rating by Suntrust Robinson on Friday, October 28.

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