Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) Stock Price

Media stories about Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0287863609526 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Several research firms have recently issued reports on TXN. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 target price (up from $110.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on shares of Texas Instruments from $96.00 to $117.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Texas Instruments to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Texas Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Drexel Hamilton restated a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target (up previously from $110.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $109.96.

Shares of NASDAQ:TXN traded down $1.33 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $99.96. The stock had a trading volume of 7,787,539 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,992,290. The company has a market cap of $99,647.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.36, a PEG ratio of 2.11 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. Texas Instruments has a 1 year low of $75.92 and a 1 year high of $120.75.

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The semiconductor company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.09. The business had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.74 billion. Texas Instruments had a net margin of 24.61% and a return on equity of 40.83%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.91 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Texas Instruments will post 4.99 EPS for the current year.

In other Texas Instruments news, Director Mark A. Blinn sold 9,724 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $112.47, for a total value of $1,093,658.28. Following the sale, the director now owns 10,178 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,144,719.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, COO Brian T. Crutcher sold 267,201 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.08, for a total transaction of $29,680,687.08. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 246,961 shares in the company, valued at approximately $27,432,427.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 757,632 shares of company stock worth $83,306,399. 0.84% of the stock is owned by 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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