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Shares of NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) saw unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Traders acquired 5,610 call options on the company, American Banking and Market News reports. This represents an increase of 191% compared to the average daily volume of 1,926 call options.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on NXPI shares. Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded shares of NXP Semiconductors NV from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 18th. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $58.00. Separately, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of NXP Semiconductors NV in a research note on Friday, August 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $78.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on shares of NXP Semiconductors NV in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $78.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $70.84.

NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) traded up 2.33% on Friday, hitting $68.52. 5,607,389 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. NXP Semiconductors NV has a one year low of $35.09 and a one year high of $67.79. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $64.08 and a 200-day moving average of $61.09. The company has a market cap of $17.250 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.65.

NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.04. Analysts expect that NXP Semiconductors NV will post $4.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) is a holding company.

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