The Short Interest in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) Rises By 7.2%

Qualcomm may have a stronger defence to counter Broadcom's hostile takeover bid as it may receive the EU nod to buy NXP Semiconductors in a billion deal

The stock of NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned "Buy" rating by CLSA on Tuesday, May 17. It has outperformed by 4.93% the S&P500.

The legal version of this report can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/11/17/12592-shares-in-nxp-semiconductors-n-v-nxpi-acquired-by-putnam-fl-investment-management-co.html. Hbk Investments LP bought 500,070 shares as the company's stock rose 5.22% with the market. Its up 19.34% from 24,300 shares previously. It closed at $115.19 lastly. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since November 18, 2016 and is uptrending. United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund sold 155,924 shares as Nxp Semiconductor Nv (NXPI)'s stock rose 5.22%. NXP Semiconductors N.V. accounts for approximately 3.0% of Hardman Johnston Global Advisors LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest holding. Canaccord Genuity has "Hold" rating and $50.0 target. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 28 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained the shares of NXPI in report on Thursday, October 26 with "Hold" rating. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with "Outperform" on Tuesday, August 2.

On October 19 analysts at Jefferies Group LLC issued a report on NXPI and giving a rating of "Hold" and price target of $110.00. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $11000 target. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $109.10. Nomura maintained the shares of CAKE in report on Friday, October 27 with "Neutral" rating. They expect $1.61 earnings per share, down 5.85% or $0.10 from last year's $1.71 per share. The expected NXPI's profit could reach $557.02M giving the stock 17.93 P/E in the case that $1.61 earnings per share is reported. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V.by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter.

More notable recent NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: "Broadcom's $130 Billion Qualcomm Bid Threatens Elliott's NXP Play" on November 06, 2017, also Streetinsider.com with their article: "UPDATE: Bernstein Downgrades NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) to Market Perform ..." published on October 26, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: "NXP Foundation Presents the 2017 Women's STEM Leadership Forum" on October 26, 2017. After $1.27 actual EPS reported by NXP Semiconductors NV for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.77% EPS growth. It also reduced its holding in Discovery Communicatns New (NASDAQ:DISCA) by 909,654 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.01M shares, and cut its stake in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA). WMB's profit will be $181.89M for 30.70 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.15% EPS growth.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.6 in 2017 Q2. Ewing Robyn L sold 10,000 shares worth $305,659. (NYSE:AYI) to report earnings on January, 8. 2,030,576 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,753,333.

DXI Energy Inc, formerly Dejour Energy Inc, is a Canada upstream oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The company realized a fall in short interest of -5.20% between September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017.

Among 18 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. Therefore 22% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 44 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, October 30. The company was maintained on Friday, April 29 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 1 by SunTrust. FBR Capital maintained the shares of NXPI in report on Wednesday, November 18 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Summit Redstone Partners. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Friday, April 7. NXP Semiconductors N.V. now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $112.57.

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