Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) Director Ralph W. Babb, Jr. sold 22,158 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.51, for a total value of $2,138,468.58. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 41,454 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,000,725.54. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) opened at 96.69 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $90.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $83.27. The firm has a market cap of $95.73 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.18 and a beta of 1.24. Texas Instruments Incorporated has a 12-month low of $66.80 and a 12-month high of $97.56.

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The semiconductor company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $4.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.91 billion. Texas Instruments had a return on equity of 38.88% and a net margin of 29.98%. The business’s revenue was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.94 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Texas Instruments Incorporated will post $4.35 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be given a $0.62 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 30th. This is a boost from Texas Instruments’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.56%. Texas Instruments’s dividend payout ratio is 57.94%.

Texas Instruments announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, September 21st that permits the company to repurchase $6.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the semiconductor company to repurchase up to 74% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. American Beacon Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Texas Instruments during the 1st quarter worth approximately $101,000. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC lifted its position in Texas Instruments by 18.4% during the 2nd quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 1,287 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares during the period. MV Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in Texas Instruments by 7.6% during the 2nd quarter. MV Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,324 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $102,000 after acquiring an additional 93 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC lifted its position in Texas Instruments by 8.4% during the 1st quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 1,296 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the period. Finally, Balentine LLC lifted its position in Texas Instruments by 6.5% during the 1st quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 1,320 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $106,000 after acquiring an additional 80 shares during the period. 83.75% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on TXN shares. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $98.00 price target (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and set a $110.00 price target (up previously from $95.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and set a $89.00 price target on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Monday, July 31st. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target (up previously from $92.00) on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Texas Instruments presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $93.85.

Texas Instruments Company Profile

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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