News articles about Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Texas Instruments earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7112954476241 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
A number of research firms have recently commented on TXN. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Texas Instruments from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Texas Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (up from $110.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on shares of Texas Instruments from $96.00 to $117.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised shares of Texas Instruments to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $113.36.
Shares of TXN stock traded up $0.21 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $110.54. 4,239,567 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,583,761. The firm has a market cap of $108.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.83, a PEG ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 1.25. Texas Instruments has a 52-week low of $75.92 and a 52-week high of $120.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 3.53 and a current ratio of 4.62.
Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th. The semiconductor company reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $3.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.65 billion. Texas Instruments had a net margin of 26.39% and a return on equity of 43.73%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.89 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Texas Instruments will post 5.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.62 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 4th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.24%. Texas Instruments’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 57.94%.
In other news, VP Niels Anderskouv sold 20,191 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.13, for a total transaction of $2,223,634.83. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 110,187 shares in the company, valued at $12,134,894.31. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Kevin J. Ritchie sold 52,698 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.17, for a total transaction of $5,805,738.66. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 172,545 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,009,282.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 175,484 shares of company stock worth $19,325,083. Corporate insiders own 0.84% of the company’s stock.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers power products to manage power requirements in various levels using battery management solutions, portable components, power supply controls, point-of-load products, switches and interfaces, integrated protection devices, high-voltage products, and mobile lighting and display products.
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