Shares of Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirty-two ratings firms that are presently covering the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $69.83.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Texas Instruments from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $77.00 price target (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Texas Instruments from $75.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 22nd. RBC Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $80.00 price target (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a report on Monday, August 22nd. Finally, Exane BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Texas Instruments from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th.

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) opened at 69.54 on Thursday. Texas Instruments has a 52-week low of $45.33 and a 52-week high of $72.58. The company has a market capitalization of $69.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.43 and a beta of 1.19. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $69.48 and a 200 day moving average of $62.40.

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. Texas Instruments had a net margin of 23.89% and a return on equity of 30.14%. The business earned $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.20 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.65 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Texas Instruments will post $3.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Texas Instruments news, SVP Cynthia Hoff Trochu sold 20,506 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.65, for a total transaction of $1,448,748.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 61,150 shares in the company, valued at $4,320,247.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Darla H. Whitaker sold 160,403 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.98, for a total transaction of $11,385,404.94. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 174,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,415,608.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.02% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TXN. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust boosted its position in Texas Instruments by 7.8% in the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,723 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Texas Instruments by 0.4% in the second quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,957 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Texas Instruments by 0.4% in the second quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC now owns 1,966 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC bought a new position in Texas Instruments during the second quarter worth $125,000. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its position in Texas Instruments by 1.8% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 2,221 shares of the company’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 40 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 86.92% of the company’s stock.

Texas Instruments Company Profile

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, makes and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Analog and Embedded Processing. Its Analog segment’s product line includes High Volume Analog & Logic (HVAL), Power Management (Power), High Performance Analog (HPA) and Silicon Valley Analog (SVA).

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