News headlines about Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.6714802652805 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Texas Instruments (TXN) Earns Sell Rating from Analysts at UBS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Texas Instruments to webcast 1Q18 earnings conference call (finance.yahoo.com)
- Texas Instruments (TXN) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Texas Instruments (TXN) Downgraded to “Hold” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Don’t Mess With Texas Instruments (finance.yahoo.com)
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on TXN. Drexel Hamilton reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 target price (up previously from $110.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $107.00 price target (up previously from $96.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price target (up previously from $110.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Texas Instruments from $92.00 to $101.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised their price target on shares of Texas Instruments from $96.00 to $117.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Texas Instruments presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $109.96.
Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The semiconductor company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.09. The business had revenue of $3.75 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.74 billion. Texas Instruments had a return on equity of 40.83% and a net margin of 24.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.91 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Texas Instruments will post 4.99 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, VP Haviv Ilan sold 23,831 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.36, for a total transaction of $2,629,989.16. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 131,153 shares in the company, valued at $14,474,045.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Kevin J. Ritchie sold 49,955 shares of the company’s 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 sold 757,632 shares of company stock valued at $83,306,399 over the last ninety days. 0.84% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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