Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chip giant Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Texas Instruments' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Texas Instruments facts

Headquarters (Founded) Dallas (1938)
Market Cap $38.4 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $13.45 billion
Management

CEO Richard Templeton (since 2004)

CFO Kevin March (since 2003)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 21.3%
Dividend Yield 1.6%
Competitors

Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI)

Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM)

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,592 members who have rated Texas Instruments believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include rdwolf34 and HunkaChunk.

In October, rdwolf34 tapped Texas Instruments as a particularly smart selection: "Smartphone and chip play. [Texas Instruments] is one of the core smartphone processor suppliers with their excellent OMAP processor design. The smartphone and tablet market and this segment is exploding."

Texas Instruments' leading position in the highly profitable analog chip market and cheapish valuation continue to support its four-star CAPS status. Currently, Texas Instruments even sports a lower P/E (13.7) than rivals Analog Devices (16.3), Qualcomm (25.6), STMicro (18.0), and Linear Tech (Nasdaq: LLTC) (18.2).

CAPS member HunkaChunk elaborates on the bull case:

Well managed company that concentrates on high margins, has lots of cash ... and has a relatively good dividend that has been around forever in semiconductor terms. I was expecting a big drop when everything went pear shaped with [Nokia (NYSE: NOK)] but they have filled the gap nicely with their other products which should continue, and they have invested in further analog fabrication technology to reduce costs. Everything for me points in the right direction.

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