Mcdonald Capital Investors Maintains Stake in Comcast New (CMCSA); Systematic Financial Management LP Cut Xilinx (XLNX) Position by $757,190; Share Value Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 0.88% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc bought 20,680 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.16% with the market. The hedge fund held 2.36 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $90.74 million, up from 2.34 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $198.36 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $42.44. About 18.97 million shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Systematic Financial Management Lp decreased its stake in Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) by 14.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Systematic Financial Management Lp sold 10,817 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.01% with the market. The institutional investor held 63,236 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.48M, down from 74,053 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Systematic Financial Management Lp who had been investing in Xilinx Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.74B market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $74.66. About 1.06 million shares traded. Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has risen 52.08% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.38% the S&P500.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $15.35 million activity. Shares for $754,957 were sold by Hover-Smoot Scott on Thursday, August 3.

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 has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Monday, July 10 to “Buy”. As per Monday, September 14, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. As per Tuesday, May 23, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, January 18 by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The rating was maintained by Rosenblatt with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 26. On Thursday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform”. On Wednesday, October 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”.

Systematic Financial Management Lp, which manages about $14.04 billion and $4.93 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Westrock Company by 484,539 shares to 767,613 shares, valued at $43.55M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jetblue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ:JBLU) by 691,975 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.02 million shares, and has risen its stake in Daktronics Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT).

Analysts await Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.63 EPS, up 21.15% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.52 per share. XLNX’s profit will be $158.10 million for 29.63 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Xilinx, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.08% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It dived, 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. Trillium Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.53% in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). Credit Agricole S A reported 225,382 shares stake. 62,563 were accumulated by Profund Advsrs Lc. Amalgamated Bancorporation holds 0.07% or 29,915 shares. Boston Common Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 14,051 shares. Institute For Wealth Management Ltd Liability Co invested in 11,062 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Glenmede Tru Na owns 6,693 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 10.27 million shares. State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.07% in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). U S Global Invsts Inc holds 0.14% or 5,500 shares in its portfolio. Mirae Asset Global Invs stated it has 0.08% in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). Smithfield Trust owns 950 shares. Delta Asset Mngmt Lc Tn holds 0% or 226 shares. The Connecticut-based Ardsley Advisory Prtn has invested 0.05% in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd Co accumulated 255,324 shares.

Among 29 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 68 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 8. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research on Monday, June 26 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 19 by Jefferies. On Monday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, November 11. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 4. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim on Thursday, August 3 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 5 by Argus Research. Wunderlich maintained the shares of CMCSA in report on Wednesday, August 26 with “Buy” rating.

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