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 $0.50 (1.1%) to $45.68 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,692,628 shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,898,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.21-$45.75 after having opened the day at $45.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.18. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Pixelworks ( PXLW), up 87.5%, Digital Power Corporation ( DPW), up 41.7%, Hanwha SolarOne ( HSOL), up 12.4% and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company ( YGE), up 12.1%.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Analog, Embedded Processing, and Other. Texas Instruments has a market cap of $49.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Texas Instruments a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Orbit International ( ORBT), down 12.6%, Superconductor Technologies ( SCON), down 10.0%, Sigmatron International ( SGMA), down 7.2% and Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), down 7.0% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA) being today's electronics industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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