Will This Price Target Increase Help Texas Instruments (TXN) Stock Today?

Story updated at 9:50 a.m. to reflect market activity.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Credit Suisse raised its price target for Texas Instruments (TXN) to $50 from $48 Tuesday, reiterating its "neutral" rating for the stock.

Texas Instruments fell -1.2% to $48.56 in morning trading.

The analyst firm also increased its EPS estimates for the company through 2015.The increases are due to Texas Instruments realizing higher margins according to analyst John W. Pitzer.

Pitzer wrote, "TXN reported ABOVE revenue/EPS for JunQ and guided SepQ revenue IN-LINE but UPSIDE to EPS again as execution on GM and OpM continues to be under-modeled by CS/Street - we expect further upside to both as TXN continues to execute on underutilized capacity (depreciation is running $133m ahead of CapEx or 400 bps of GM, incremental GM of 88.7% in C2Q) and OpEx likely declines $10m in C3Q and an additional $10m in C4Q due to Embedded restructuring."

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC (TXN) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. 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."

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