Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chip giant Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: 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 $37.4 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $13.7 billion
Management CEO Richard Templeton (since 2004)
CFO Kevin March (since 2003)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 22.8%
Cash/Debt $2.9 billion / $5.6 billion
Dividend Yield 2.1%
Competitors Freescale Semiconductor
Qualcomm
STMicroelectronics

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,658 members who have rated Texas Instruments believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Anders Bylund (TMFZahrim), tapped Texas Instruments as a particularly solid pick:

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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