Year to date, shares of Xilinx (XLNX) are up 8%. The stock would have been up more, but it recently started selling off into earnings, which will be reported on Wednesday after the close. Do sellers know more than you?
Xilinx is one of the all-time great semiconductor makers and the only stand-alone field-programmable gate array chipmaker I follow. After Intel (INTC) swallowed up Altera, it seems the rivalry between the companies faded away and the FPGA business got a little less fun.