http://www.fool.com/investing/value/2007/01/22/foolish-forecast-tackling-texas-instruments.aspxFoolish Forecast: Tackling Texas InstrumentsBy Anders BylundJanuary 22, 2007Tonight, we're getting the latest earnings lowdown from broad-line chip maker Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), and investors in the semiconductor sector are watching for signs of weakness or strength from this bellwether. Let's have a peek ourselves, why don't we?.......
I've been watching TXN for a while and think it's on its way up. I'm thinking about swapping money I have in INTC for TXN, though I'm torn. Reading lots about how INTC might get a bump when Vista http://boards.fool.com/Post.asp?mid=25070753&bid=108770&reply=true#replyTMF: Post Messagecomes out this spring, and it has made a bit of a comeback over the past few months, except for the recent drop. But it seems that INTC is really locked into a price war with AMD, which certainly makes it hard to move in an upward direction.To me, TXN is a bit more "diversified" in the semiconductor sector, and not having to rely on personal computers like INTC. And TXN is now up over its 50 and 200 EMAs, which may mean it's ready for a break-out. Any thoughts from fellow Fools?
and, unlike INTC, TXN pays a dividend.
INTC is actually paying a dividend; $0.45/share, or, at current prices, a 2.2% yield. TXN is paying $0.16/share, or 0.5% yield. INTC made a nice move today, based, in part, on weekend news about new chips, and maybe that Vista will create some demand for new INTC products. Tough choice here, since I'm already in INTC, and was possibly looking to trade INTC for a position in TXN.
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