Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN) Analysts See $0.56 EPS; Xilinx Has 1.21 Sentiment

May 1, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Xilinx Inc (XLNX) investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.33, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 257 institutional investors increased and started new holdings, while 212 decreased and sold holdings in Xilinx Inc. The institutional investors in our database reported: 221.90 million shares, down from 232.20 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Xilinx Inc in top ten holdings decreased from 7 to 6 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 43 Reduced: 169 Increased: 181 New Position: 76.

Analysts expect Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) to report $0.56 EPS on May, 2 after the close.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 14.29% from last quarter’s $0.49 EPS. WCN’s profit would be $147.54 million giving it 32.28 P/E if the $0.56 EPS is correct. After having $0.52 EPS previously, Waste Connections, Inc.’s analysts see 7.69% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.36% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $72.3. About 867,468 shares traded or 0.80% up from the average. Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) has risen 24.02% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.47% the S&P500.

Waste Connections, Inc., a solid waste services company, provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $19.05 billion. The firm operates through six divisions: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Exploration and Production . It has a 33.17 P/E ratio. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, office paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals.

Among 19 analysts covering Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Waste Connections had 65 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, December 17 by JP Morgan. On Monday, June 6 the stock rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, August 9. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of WCN in report on Tuesday, March 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, March 24 by Imperial Capital. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, June 21 with “Buy”. Imperial Capital maintained Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) rating on Wednesday, April 6. Imperial Capital has “Outperform” rating and $72 target. The company was downgraded on Monday, March 14 by BB&T Capital. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, October 28 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, January 20.

Investors sentiment increased to Infinity in 2017 Q4. Its up Infinity, from 0 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 0 investors sold Waste Connections, Inc. shares while 0 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 207,936 shares or 100.03% more from 103,951 shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ferguson Wellman Capital Inc has invested 0.01% in Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN). Gulf International Commercial Bank (Uk) holds 0.07% or 80,589 shares in its portfolio. Nelson Roberts Advsrs Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) for 17 shares. Frontier Inv Mngmt has invested 0.11% in Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN). Gemmer Asset Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) for 181 shares.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. The company has market cap of $16.37 billion. The Company’s programmable devices comprise integrated circuits in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP). It has a 33.41 P/E ratio. The firm also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference creates that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays.

The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $64.24. About 2.64 million shares traded. Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) has risen 23.85% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.30% the S&P500.

Blue Harbour Group L.P. holds 10.27% of its portfolio in Xilinx, Inc. for 4.29 million shares. Tahithromos L.L.C. owns 64,195 shares or 5.58% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Sadoff Investment Management Llc has 3.43% invested in the company for 622,900 shares. The Delaware-based Ashmore Wealth Management Llc has invested 3.03% in the stock. Oak Associates Ltd Oh, a Ohio-based fund reported 612,367 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Xilinx’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Xilinx, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $48.0 while the high is $52.0. The stock’s average target of $50 is -22.17% below today’s ($64.24) share price. XLNX was included in 3 notes of analysts from October 12, 2016. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, October 12 to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital maintained Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) on Thursday, October 20 with “Equal Weight” rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) on Thursday, December 15 to “Overweight” rating.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $3.27 million activity.

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