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How to buy Texas Instruments Incorporated shares

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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) is a leading semiconductors business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$172.51 after a previous close of US$169.42. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD172.47 to a high of USD174.92. The latest price was USD174.769 (25 minute delay). Texas Instruments Incorporated is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Texas Instruments Incorporated

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Texas Instruments Incorporated. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TXN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Texas Instruments Incorporated reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Texas Instruments Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Texas Instruments Incorporated. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Texas Instruments Incorporated share price

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Texas Instruments Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Previous closeUS$169.42
Change US$5.349
Change % 3.1572%
Volume 1,418,585
Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUS$103.3553 - US$197.58
50-day moving average US$180.8383
200-day moving average US$165.9993
Target priceUS$188.47
PE ratio 32.3805
Dividend yield US$3.72 (1.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$5.968

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Is it a good time to buy Texas Instruments Incorporated stock?

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Texas Instruments Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $174.769

1 month (2021-03-22) -2.96%

Is Texas Instruments Incorporated under- or over-valued?

Valuing Texas Instruments Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Texas Instruments Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Texas Instruments Incorporated's P/E ratio

Texas Instruments Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Texas Instruments Incorporated shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Texas Instruments Incorporated's PEG ratio

Texas Instruments Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8902. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Texas Instruments Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Texas Instruments Incorporated's EBITDA

Texas Instruments Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.9 billion (£4.9 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Texas Instruments Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Texas Instruments Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM US$14.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 40.97%
Gross profit TTM US$9.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 19.82%
Return on equity TTM 61.84%
Profit margin 38.69%
Book value 9.993
Market capitalisation US$178.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Texas Instruments Incorporated shares

There are currently 14.3 million Texas Instruments Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Texas Instruments Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% down from 14.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Texas Instruments Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Texas Instruments Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Texas Instruments Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Texas Instruments Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Texas Instruments Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 5.2 million). Texas Instruments Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 2.73. In other words for every 100,000 Texas Instruments Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2730 shares are currently held short.

However Texas Instruments Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Texas Instruments Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Texas Instruments Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Texas Instruments Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Texas Instruments Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0155% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Texas Instruments Incorporated shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Texas Instruments Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short Texas Instruments Incorporated stock.

Texas Instruments Incorporated's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Texas Instruments Incorporated.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Texas Instruments Incorporated's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.48

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Texas Instruments Incorporated's overall score of 13.48 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Texas Instruments Incorporated is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Texas Instruments Incorporated's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.44/100

Texas Instruments Incorporated's social score

Social score: 3.44/100

Texas Instruments Incorporated's governance score

Governance score: 2.6/100

Texas Instruments Incorporated's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Texas Instruments Incorporated scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Texas Instruments Incorporated has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Texas Instruments Incorporated was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 13.48
Total ESG percentile 12.32
Environmental score 4.44
Social score 3.44
Governance score 2.6
Level of controversy 2

Texas Instruments Incorporated share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 61.71% of net profits

Recently Texas Instruments Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 61.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Texas Instruments Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 2.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Texas Instruments Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $3.72 per share.

Texas Instruments Incorporated's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Texas Instruments Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 7 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Texas Instruments Incorporated's shares ever split?

Texas Instruments Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 May 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Texas Instruments Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Texas Instruments Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Texas Instruments Incorporated's share price.

Texas Instruments Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Texas Instruments Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$103.3553 up to US$197.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TXN.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Texas Instruments Incorporated's is 1.0728. This would suggest that Texas Instruments Incorporated's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Texas Instruments Incorporated overview

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers power products to manage power requirements in various levels using battery management solutions, DC/DC switching regulators, AC/DC and isolated controllers and converters, power switches, linear regulators, voltage supervisors, voltage references, and lighting products. This segment also provides signal chain products that sense, condition, and measure signals to allow information to be transferred or converted for further processing and control for use in end markets, including amplifiers, data converters, interface products, motor drives, clocks, and sensing products.; and high volume products comprising integrated analog and standard products, which are primarily for sale into personal electronics, industrial, and automotive markets. The Embedded Processing segment offers connected microcontrollers, such as microcontrollers, microcontrollers with integrated wireless capabilities, and stand-alone wireless connectivity solutions that are used in electronic equipment; digital signal processors for mathematical computations; and applications processors for specific computing activity. This segment offers products for use in various markets, such as industrial, automotive, Personal electronics, communications equipment, enterprise systems, and calculators and other. The company also provides DLP products primarily for use in projectors to create high-definition images; calculators; and application-specific integrated circuits. Texas Instruments Incorporated markets and sells its semiconductor products through direct sales and distributors, as well as through its website. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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