Texas Instruments Incorporated ( TXN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 29, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased TXN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 42.86% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of TXN was $42.64, representing a -4.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.82 and a 32.46% increase over the 52 week low of $32.19.
TXN is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Intel Corporation ( INTC ) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. ( TSM ). TXN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.92. Zacks Investment Research reports TXN's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 18.77%, compared to an industry average of -.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to TXN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have TXN as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor Index Fund ( SOXX )
- PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI )
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SOXX with an increase of 13.35% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of TXN at 7.59%.