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
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|
|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|
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.
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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