| Xilinx designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies, including: integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips, three-dimensional ICs and Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Co. and various third-party verification and IP cores. In addition to its programmable platforms, Co. provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. |
When researching a stock like Xilinx, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from XLNX Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for XLNX stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the XLNX 200 day moving average ("XLNX 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the XLNX 50 day moving average ("XLNX 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Xilinx. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the XLNX 200 DMA and the XLNX 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("XLNX MACD"). The XLNX MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).