Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.77% or $0.58 to close the day at $76.25 on light trading volume of 4.88M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.43M. The Dallas Texas 75243 based company has been outperforming the semiconductor – broad line group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 47.39%, compared to the industry which has advanced 48.23% over the same period. With RSI of 56.44, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $81.46, making it a hold for now.
Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power management products that include catalog and application-specific standard products to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls, and point-of-load products. This segment also provides high performance analog products, such as high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products, and precision products; and silicon valley analog products, including power management, data converter, interface, and operational amplifier catalog analog products that are used in manufacturing various electronic systems. The Embedded Processing segment offers microcontroller products, which are systems with a processor core, memory, and peripherals to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment; processor products comprising digital signal and applications processors; and connectivity products consisting of electronic devices to connect and transfer data. The company also provides DLP products primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images; application-specific integrated circuits; calculators; and baseband products, as well as OMAP applications processors and connectivity products. It markets and sells its products through a direct sales force and distributors. Texas Instruments Incorporated was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Deere & Company (DE) grew with the stock adding 0.05% or $0.05 to close at $109.17 on active trading volume of 4.76M compared its three months average trading volume of 3M. The Moline Illinois 61265 based company operating under the Farm & Construction Machinery industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 39.76% up for the period and up by 5.95% so far this year. With price target of $102.63 and a 48.76% rebound from 52-week low, Deere & Company has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.
Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company’s Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton pickers and strippers, and sugarcane harvesters; related front-end harvesting equipment; sugarcane loaders and pull-behind scrapers; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery. This segment also provides hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, as well as associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology and solutions; and other outdoor power products. Its Construction and Forestry segment provides backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments that are used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting applications. The company’s Financial Services segment finances sales and leases of new and used agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; finances retail revolving charge accounts; and offers extended equipment warranties. The company markets its products primarily through independent retail dealer networks and retail outlets. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.77% or $-0.59 to close the day at $76.32 on lower than average trading volume of 4.68M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 5.84M. The Mooresville North Carolina 28117 based company has been outperforming the home improvement stores companies by 10.9367% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 7.84% YTD, versus the home improvement stores industry which is up 6.12% for the same period. The RSI of 66.86 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for home maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. The company provides home improvement products in various categories, such as lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, appliances, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, lawn and garden, seasonal living, paint, flooring, millwork, kitchens, outdoor power equipment, and home fashions. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. The company sells its national brand-name merchandise and private branded products to homeowners, renters, and professional customers; and retail customers comprising individual homeowners and renters. As of January 29, 2016, it operated 1,857 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also sells its products through online sites comprising Lowes.com, Lowes.ca, and ATGstores.com, as well as through mobile applications. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.