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 down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Texas Instruments rose $0.49 (1.1%) to $45.81 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,958,284 shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,746,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.04-$45.99 after having opened the day at $45.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.32. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Trina Solar ( TSL), up 6.0%, TTM Technologies ( TTMI), up 5.6%, O2Micro International ( OIIM), up 5.3% and ION Geophysical Corporation ( IO), up 5.0%.

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 $48.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Texas Instruments a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 11.6%, Uni-pixel ( UNXL), down 10.9%, Digital Power Corporation ( DPW), down 10.0% and SemiLEDs ( LEDS), down 9.9% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with First Solar ( FSLR) 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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