News articles about Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Texas Instruments earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.6175905032616 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Kevin J. Ritchie Sells 49,955 Shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Does Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (NASDAQ:TXN) 3.72% Earnings Growth Reflect The Long-Term Trend? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Texas Instruments' Capital Allocation Update Signals Confidence in 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Technical Snapshots for Investors – Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Should You Listen to Analyst Recommendation?: Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) – Nasdaq Chronicle (nasdaqchronicle.com)
Shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $104.47. The stock had a trading volume of 4,664,667 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,480,000. Texas Instruments has a 12-month low of $75.52 and a 12-month high of $120.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $102,860.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a quick ratio of 3.00, a current ratio of 3.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, February 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st were paid a dividend of $0.62 per share. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 30th. Texas Instruments’s payout ratio is 68.89%.
A number of brokerages recently commented on TXN. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $110.00 price target (up previously from $97.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Nomura raised their price target on Texas Instruments from $90.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $125.00 price target on Texas Instruments and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Texas Instruments in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and issued a $107.00 price target (up previously from $96.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Fifteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Texas Instruments currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $109.65.
In related news, insider Bing Xie sold 15,877 shares of Texas Instruments stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.21, for a total value of $1,733,927.17. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 63,048 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,885,472.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Kevin J. Ritchie sold 49,955 shares of Texas Instruments stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $103.00, for a total value of $5,145,365.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 757,632 shares of company stock worth $83,306,399 over the last three months. Insiders own 0.96% of the company’s stock.
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About Texas Instruments
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. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had design, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries.
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