Natixis Advisors L.P. lowered its position in NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 74,966 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock after selling 307 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in NXP Semiconductors were worth $7,317,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in NXPI. Partners Capital Investment Group LLP purchased a new position in NXP Semiconductors during the 2nd quarter valued at about $78,000. American Money Management LLC lifted its position in NXP Semiconductors by 0.8% during the second quarter. American Money Management LLC now owns 19,173 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $1,871,000 after purchasing an additional 160 shares in the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its position in NXP Semiconductors by 13.5% during the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 23,550 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $2,299,000 after purchasing an additional 2,800 shares in the last quarter. Pitcairn Co. grew its holdings in NXP Semiconductors by 42.3% during the second quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 41,329 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $4,034,000 after purchasing an additional 12,276 shares during the period. Finally, RE Advisers Corp bought a new stake in NXP Semiconductors during the second quarter valued at about $35,207,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.97% of the company’s stock.

In other NXP Semiconductors news, EVP Keith M. Shull sold 4,569 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.53, for a total transaction of $482,166.57. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 13,783 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,454,519.99. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Chairman Peter L. Bonfield sold 10,000 shares of NXP Semiconductors stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.36, for a total value of $983,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 24,404 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,400,377.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several research firms have recently commented on NXPI. Loop Capital assumed coverage on NXP Semiconductors in a research note on Wednesday, August 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $118.00 price objective on the stock. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on NXP Semiconductors from $114.00 to $115.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on shares of NXP Semiconductors from $105.00 to $100.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 29th. BidaskClub cut shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $105.40.

NASDAQ NXPI traded up $2.49 on Wednesday, reaching $110.35. The company had a trading volume of 89,347 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,348,696. The stock has a market capitalization of $35.30 billion, a PE ratio of 18.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 1.24. NXP Semiconductors NV has a 12 month low of $67.62 and a 12 month high of $108.96. The company has a quick ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $101.89 and its 200 day moving average price is $97.27.

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 30th. The semiconductor provider reported $2.00 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.52. The business had revenue of $2.22 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.20 billion. NXP Semiconductors had a net margin of 23.10% and a return on equity of 22.22%. On average, research analysts expect that NXP Semiconductors NV will post 6.34 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 4th. Investors of record on Monday, September 16th will be given a $0.375 dividend. This is an increase from NXP Semiconductors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.36%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th. NXP Semiconductors’s payout ratio is currently 16.84%.

NXP Semiconductors 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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