Should You Buy Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) On Current Analyst Views?

Texas Instruments Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 21.71 and Forward P/E ratio of 19.22. (NASDAQ:TXN) to Outperform with no specific Price Target. According to Finviz reported data, the stock now has Earnings per Share (EPS) (ttm) of $2.56. (NOV) are forecasted by the analysts to move at -$0.18 in current quarter, from -$0.06 a year-ago quarter. Zacks Investment Research raised Texas Instruments from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $79.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 28th.

The stock is part of a strategy that seeks to outperform the market by selecting companies based on the strength of their balance sheets, long-term debt ratios and return on assets (ROA).

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Texas Instruments Inc. In the last three months, insiders sold 959,393 shares of company stock valued at $74,927,396. Mizuho boosted their target price on Texas Instruments from $68.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 25th. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The stock was sold at an average price of $78.48, for a total transaction of $42,379,200.00. Latest closing price was 2.03% above its 50-day moving average and 11.77% above its 200-day moving average. Texas Instruments has a 12 month low of $46.73 and a 12 month high of $75.25. A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued.

Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) has a market capitalization of 75.63 Billion. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown -0.5%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 13.1%. Texas Instruments had a net margin of 24.73% and a return on equity of 31.60%. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $81.46. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. The reported earnings per share topped the analyst's consensus by $0 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 0.00%.

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01/25/2017 - Texas Instruments Incorporated had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank.

This stock (TXN) is ahead of its 52-week low with 51.76%. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.01 million shares. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,957 shares of the company's stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 136,284 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $10,750,081.92. The stock was trading on above-average volume. Baker Ellis Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Texas Instruments during the third quarter valued at approximately $112,000.

When the current quarter ends, Wall Street expects Emerson Electric have earnings per share of $0.57. On average, equities research analysts predict that Texas Instruments Incorporated will post $3.67 EPS for the current fiscal year. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 2.07% which for the week approaches 2.9.

Texas Instruments, a global semiconductor company and one of the world's leading designers and suppliers of digital signal processors and analog integrated circuits, the engines driving the digitization of electronics.

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