1. As of noon trading, Texas Instruments ( TXN) is up $1.51 (4.0%) to $38.93 on heavy volume. Thus far, 15.4 million shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.58-$39.74 after having opened the day at $38.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.42. Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Analog, Embedded Processing, Wireless, and Other. Texas Instruments has a market cap of $41.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Texas Instruments a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Texas Instruments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Texas Instruments Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).