Texas Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

A leading designer and builder of semiconductors, Texas Instruments is a leader in digital signal processors.

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Member Avatar notyouagain (60.92) Submitted: 9/1/2015 9:55:00 PM : Outperform Start Price: $46.67 TXN Score: +0.28

Beginning start price $46.67

Given rapid dividend growth and a formidable rock-solid balance sheet, a dividend yield higher than it 5-year average, and a record of rewarding shareholders, I expect this pick to rack up an outstanding return over the next 5 years...especially since this silly market has offered it up at the same price it was a year ago.

At my start price of $46.67, TXN is yielding just short of 3% (2.91%, to be exact). Its 5-year average yield, according to CAPS, is 2.4%.

On 8/16/2010, TXN paid a quarterly dividend of $0.12/share.

On 8/17/2015, TXN paid a quarterly dividend of $0.34/share.

That there's a dividend that's almost tripled in 5 years. Here's the thing. Such dividend growth promotes growth in share price.

On 8/16/2010, TXN closed at $24.53. At the time, its $0.48/share annual dividend gave it a yield of 1.96%.

5 years later, TXN's annual dividend is $1.36. If TXN fell back to $24.53, it would be yielding over 5.5%.

Given TXN's fortress-like balance sheet and the safety of that dividend, that ain't never gonna happen.

With interest coverage of 46.84, each dollar of interest expense on TXN's income statement is backed by $46.84 of earnings.

Quick ratio of 1.5.
Current ratio of 2.5.

The end of its last quarter saw TXN holding $3.3B in cash and short-term investments, of which 82% was held in the U.S., making it available to keep rewarding shareholders with increased dividends and share repurchases.

TXN's dividend takes up just 38% of its free cash flow.

TXN has raised dividends for 11 years in a row, and almost tripled its dividend in the last 5 years while decreasing its share count from 1213M in 2010 to 1063M.

That's an average annual dividend growth rate of 23.78%.

Go to the "ratios" page. Look at the "Profitability Ratios" and the "Management Effectiveness" ratios.
Look at them. Every single one above its 5-year average.

Going out on a limb (but not really that far), I predict a sharply higher dividend and a share price at least in the $80's within 5 years.

Here's a good article about TXN.
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/08/05/why-investors-should-consider-this-under-appreciat.aspx?source=itxsitmot0000001&lidx=7

I love Morningstar.com. Check out this 10-year chart.

http://financials.morningstar.com/ratios/r.html?t=TXN&region=USA&culture=en_US

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Member Avatar AdamGalas (< 20) Submitted: 3/3/2015 1:33:30 AM : Outperform Start Price: $59.03 TXN Score: -12.00

A Grand Adventure Dividend Holding:

http://boards.fool.com/the-grand-adventure-121197.aspx

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Member Avatar Dreadnought (39.42) Submitted: 2/28/2015 12:25:26 AM : Outperform Start Price: $58.31 TXN Score: -11.32

Great company to own for the long-term: I believe that the shares are trading at a decent valuation in comparison to peers such as INTC and QCOM.

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Member Avatar Tophinater (23.07) Submitted: 8/25/2014 1:51:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $46.19 TXN Score: +4.77

Because Texans' make the best semiconductors!!!!

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Member Avatar DeuteriumH (< 20) Submitted: 5/3/2014 7:54:36 AM : Outperform Start Price: $43.40 TXN Score: +4.58

Always something up their sleeve

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Member Avatar afewgoodstocks11 (< 20) Submitted: 4/28/2014 10:53:51 AM : Outperform Start Price: $30.76 TXN Score: +21.51

Div. (Yield) $1.20 (2.6%)
Current Yield . . . . . . 3.75%

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Member Avatar maudevars (24.44) Submitted: 4/22/2014 11:57:03 AM : Outperform Start Price: $44.70 TXN Score: +1.93

Working with automobile companies

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Member Avatar rydechus (52.43) Submitted: 1/1/2014 11:22:09 AM : Outperform Start Price: $41.04 TXN Score: +8.39

Getting into electronics for car applications

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Member Avatar NechesInvst (99.68) Submitted: 12/7/2013 5:56:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.69 TXN Score: +5.75

Looking at creating a Dividend/Income Portfolio. Let's see how this works out.
The PE is a little high.

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Member Avatar dsitaram (< 20) Submitted: 10/29/2013 8:35:15 AM : Underperform Start Price: $39.34 TXN Score: -9.56

Valuations looked stretched and the semi cycle has limited upside from here.

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Member Avatar TWreckz (98.72) Submitted: 10/1/2013 12:06:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $38.37 TXN Score: +7.78

TI has become very favorable to long term investors with hefty dividends and stock repurchasing programs. On top of that, they are growing their embedded processing business and capturing more market share in that area.

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Member Avatar jbs4radio (71.78) Submitted: 8/26/2013 8:33:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $36.80 TXN Score: +9.56

The Oxford Income Letter

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Member Avatar TMFBigFrog (98.29) Submitted: 1/2/2013 2:05:42 AM : Outperform Start Price: $29.28 TXN Score: +26.50

Unedited Excerpt from a CAPSCall article anticipated for publication on 02-JAN-2013:

The next selection for the Inflation-Protected Income Growth Portfolio is semiconductor titan Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN). Perhaps best known for its line of scientific and graphing calculators, the company has a wide array of electronic products across industries ranging from automotive to X-Rays. It’s that broad range of products, combined with a decent valuation and dividend history that makes Texas Instruments an attractive selection.

The company has paid a dividend since 1962, and it has been regularly raising that payment since 2004, enabled by a shift to more profitable products.

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Member Avatar virginiabartlett (62.38) Submitted: 8/6/2012 12:17:13 PM : Outperform Start Price: $26.23 TXN Score: +40.08

Hoping it will outperform INTC.

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Member Avatar henhao (38.25) Submitted: 5/23/2012 6:37:35 AM : Outperform Start Price: $26.62 TXN Score: +28.39

Improved strategic positioning in semicon will show in long term earnings growth

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Member Avatar Angelapea (< 20) Submitted: 5/8/2012 1:03:28 PM : Outperform Start Price: $27.55 TXN Score: +26.77

mobile payment play

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Member Avatar TMFZahrim (56.03) Submitted: 1/25/2012 3:30:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $29.48 TXN Score: +11.68

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/01/24/the-coast-is-clear-for-blue-chip-chip-shops.aspx

The pride of Dallas got up in its soapbox with megaphone and semaphores, and the message is clear: Chips are safe for investors again.

As a rule, we Fools don't do market timing. "It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price," says the Oracle of Omaha. Amen to that, brother. And what we have in Texas Instruments is a wonderful chip builder at a fair price.

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Member Avatar foolfully (55.63) Submitted: 12/3/2011 3:44:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $27.46 TXN Score: +17.97

100

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Member Avatar campwt00global (33.36) Submitted: 11/21/2011 10:59:41 AM : Outperform Start Price: $26.37 TXN Score: +14.88

tmfbabbo

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Member Avatar Stocknutty (< 20) Submitted: 11/5/2011 10:44:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $28.68 TXN Score: +9.01

Will supply the parts for cell phone mfgrs

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