9. -- Chipmaker Texas Instruments ( TXN) beat Wall Street's first-quarter forecasts. The Dallas-based company posted first-quarter revenue of $2.89 billion, down from $3.12 billion in the same period last year but above Wall Street's forecast of $2.85 billion. Texas Instruments earned 32 cents a share, up from 22 cents a share in the prior year's quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were looking for earnings of 30 cents a share. 10. -- Travelers ( TRV) said first-quarter profit rose to $896 million, or $2.33 a share, from $806 million, or $2.02 a share, a year earlier. The insurer also raised its quarterly dividend to 50 cents a share from 46 cents. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.