Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

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Texas Instruments ( TXN) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Texas Instruments rose $0.56 (1.4%) to $40.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,250,972 shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,080,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.88-$40.36 after having opened the day at $39.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.75. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: SolarCity ( SCTY), up 22.4%, Aehr Test Systems ( AEHR), up 14.9%, Aetrium Incorporated ( ATRM), up 9.7% and Trio-Tech International ( TRT), up 8.6%.

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 $43.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 26.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Texas Instruments a buy, 4 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, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Plug Power ( PLUG), down 11.1%, Wells-Gardner Electronic ( WGA), down 10.5%, Vicon Industries ( VII), down 6.9% and BTU International ( BTUI), down 6.4% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with Cirrus Logic ( CRUS) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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