Kaufman Bros. Downgrades Texas Instruments (TXN) to Hold; Shares Reflect Business and Gross Margin Bottoming

January 24, 2012 7:39 AM EST
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Price: $73.88 -0.67%

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    Up: 23 | Down: 37 | New: 34
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Kaufman Bros. downgraded Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) from Buy to Hold, but raises price target from $32 to $35.

Kaufman analyst said, "We are moving to the sidelines on TXN shares after a meaningful move up, which we believe already discounts much of the bottoming in orders and widely anticipated margin leverage by the Street."

"As the stock is indicated at $34.34, we believe there is more upside in other semiconductor names that we cover such as Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM)(BUY, $42 PT), NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA)(BUY, $18 PT), and QUALCOMM (Nasdaq: QCOM)(BUY, $65 PT). We do believe the analog sector is in a cyclical bottoming process and would look to become more constructive on TXN shares if the stock were to trade down significantly following its earnings report."

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Shares of Texas Instruments closed at $33.19 yesterday.

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