Friess Associates Has Boosted Xilinx (XLNX) Holding; American Vanguard (AVD)’s Sentiment Is 1.15

January 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $656.97 million. The firm makes and formulates chemicals, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants in liquid, powder, and granular forms for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. It has a 40.83 P/E ratio. American Vanguard Corporation distributes its products through national distribution companies and buying groups or co-operatives; and through sales offices and sales force executives.

Friess Associates Llc increased Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) stake by 2.22% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Friess Associates Llc acquired 5,850 shares as Xilinx Inc. (XLNX)’s stock rose 11.01%. The Friess Associates Llc holds 269,350 shares with $19.08 million value, up from 263,500 last quarter. Xilinx Inc. now has $18.99 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.225 during the last trading session, reaching $75.665. About 1.05 million shares traded. Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has risen 52.08% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.38% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Xilinx Inc. had 57 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital maintained Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) on Thursday, July 27 with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Tuesday, May 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. The stock of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 15 by FBR Capital. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of XLNX in report on Thursday, October 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 26. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Friday, June 16 with “Market Perform”. On Wednesday, September 6 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. As per Thursday, June 2, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of XLNX in report on Monday, October 16 with “Buy” rating.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $16.86 million activity. The insider GAVRIELOV MOSHE sold $2.21M. Hover-Smoot Scott also sold $754,957 worth of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) on Thursday, August 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 45 investors sold XLNX shares while 194 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 232.20 million shares or 1.80% less from 236.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Shell Asset Mgmt owns 39,554 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. 5,231 are held by Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary). Great West Life Assurance Can has 0.03% invested in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) for 183,459 shares. Tahithromos Ltd Llc owns 91,797 shares. Guardian Tru Company reported 0.01% stake. Exxonmobil Inv Management Tx reported 45,398 shares. Wealthtrust has invested 0% in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). Lmr Prns Ltd Liability Partnership reported 8,304 shares. 47,114 are owned by Calamos Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company. Sequoia Financial Ltd Liability Com stated it has 2,834 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Reynders Mcveigh Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 128,947 shares. Cap Intl Invsts has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). Holderness has invested 0.15% in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). Gateway Investment Advisers Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 16,499 shares in its portfolio. Citadel Advisors Limited Com owns 1.41M shares for 0.08% of their portfolio.

Analysts await American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $0.18 earnings per share, up 38.46% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.13 per share. AVD’s profit will be $5.36M for 30.63 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by American Vanguard Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 28.57% EPS growth.

Cove Street Capital Llc holds 2.87% of its portfolio in American Vanguard Corporation for 1.12 million shares. Ack Asset Management Llc owns 414,100 shares or 2.62% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lapides Asset Management Llc has 1.69% invested in the company for 361,100 shares. The New York-based Walthausen & Co. Llc has invested 1.49% in the stock. Heartland Advisors Inc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 805,633 shares.

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