Wall Street analysts predict that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) will post earnings per share of $1.82 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have provided estimates for NXP Semiconductors’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.79 to $1.92. NXP Semiconductors reported earnings of $1.95 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 6.7%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that NXP Semiconductors will report full-year earnings of $6.57 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.55 to $6.59. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $7.34 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.83 to $7.87. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for NXP Semiconductors.

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The semiconductor provider reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by ($0.22). NXP Semiconductors had a return on equity of 15.89% and a net margin of 17.21%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on NXPI shares. Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of NXP Semiconductors from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $125.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Jefferies Group set a $115.00 target price on shares of NXP Semiconductors and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of NXP Semiconductors in a report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. NXP Semiconductors has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.11.

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) opened at $119.40 on Wednesday. NXP Semiconductors has a 12-month low of $96.00 and a 12-month high of $119.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 1.59 and a current ratio of 2.04. The company has a market cap of $41,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.13, a PEG ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.82.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NXPI. Elliott Management Corp bought a new position in shares of NXP Semiconductors during the second quarter worth about $1,354,313,000. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. grew its position in NXP Semiconductors by 277.8% in the 2nd quarter. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. now owns 4,004,227 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $438,263,000 after buying an additional 2,944,227 shares in the last quarter. Third Point LLC bought a new position in NXP Semiconductors in the 2nd quarter valued at about $295,515,000. York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC grew its position in NXP Semiconductors by 68.5% in the 2nd quarter. York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC now owns 5,377,282 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $588,543,000 after buying an additional 2,186,645 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cowen Inc. grew its position in NXP Semiconductors by 160.7% in the 3rd quarter. Cowen Inc. now owns 2,916,094 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $329,781,000 after buying an additional 1,797,529 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.24% of the company’s stock.

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NXP Semiconductors Company Profile

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXP) is a holding company. The Company operates as a semiconductor company. The Company provides high performance mixed signal and standard product solutions. The Company’s segments are High Performance Mixed Signal (HPMS), Standard Products (SP), and Corporate and Other. Its product solutions are used in a range of end-market applications, including automotive, personal security and identification, wireless and wireline infrastructure, mobile communications, multi-market industrial, consumer and computing.

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