News stories about Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Texas Instruments earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0287863609526 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Global Digital Compass Market 2018 – Robert Bosch , Texas Instruments , Baolab Microsystems (newmexicocourierexpress.com)
- Global Wire Bond Substrate Market Share 2018 Unimicron, Texas Instruments, ROGERS, Ibiden and Shinko (journalhealthcare.com)
- Stabilize Automotive Power Systems with Silicon Solutions (electronicdesign.com)
- Texas Instruments – Experiment board series offers hands-on learning to reinforce power supply knowledge (electropages.com)
- Global Isolated Amplifier Market 2018 – Texas Instruments, Broadcom, Toshiba, Pepperl-Fuchs (theanalystfinancial.com)
A number of analysts have recently commented on TXN shares. UBS started coverage on Texas Instruments in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $85.00 price objective for the company. SunTrust Banks boosted their price objective on Texas Instruments from $96.00 to $117.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Texas Instruments from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $113.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. JPMorgan Chase boosted their price objective on Texas Instruments from $110.00 to $122.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $110.00 price objective (up from $90.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Texas Instruments currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $109.96.
Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The semiconductor company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.09. The company had revenue of $3.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.74 billion. Texas Instruments had a return on equity of 40.83% and a net margin of 24.61%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.91 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Texas Instruments will post 4.99 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, insider Stephen A. Anderson sold 141,638 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $111.12, for a total value of $15,738,814.56. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 178,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,801,584. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Haviv Ilan sold 23,831 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.36, for a total value of $2,629,989.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 131,153 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,474,045.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 757,632 shares of company stock valued at $83,306,399. 0.84% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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