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

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Texas Instruments ( TXN) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Texas Instruments fell $0.67 (-1.4%) to $45.45 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9,630,869 shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,704,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $45.43-$46.17 after having opened the day at $45.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.12. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Power Integrations ( POWI), down 19.1%, Faro Technologies ( FARO), down 15.5%, CSR ( CSRE), down 10.6% and FEI ( FEIC), down 10.4%.

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 $49.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 positive front, Vimicro International ( VIMC), up 13.3%, Advanced Photonix ( API), up 10.9%, Kulicke & Soffa Industries ( KLIC), up 7.9% and Pericom Semiconductor ( PSEM), up 7.6% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Lam Research ( LRCX) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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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