TXN Stock Has Been A Very Profitable Investment for Me.
I bought 1,000 shares of TXN in 1996, about 17 years ago. My cost basis was approximately $12k, $12 per share. Of course, a few years later, came the dot.com bubble. Shares of TXN popped, they split twice so I ended up owning 3,000 shares. The pps ballooned to $100 per share, the value of my TXN shares was now $300k, for a $12k investment.
After reaching $100 a share, the dot.com bubble burst and so did TXN's pps. A couple years later, I sold a lot of 1,000 shares at approx. $40 a share, $40k. I sold a second lot of 1,000 shares at $35 a share, $35k. I still own 1,000 shares of TXN from my original purchase.
So, let's see how I did on my TXN investment. My cost basis for 1,000 shares (3,000 after splits) was $12,000. I cashed in two lots of shares for $75k. And I still own 1,000 shares at $37, $37,000. Of course, over the years that I have owned TXN, they have paid me approx. $15,000 in dividends.
When I cashed in some of my TXN shares, for $75k, I have since further profited as I reinvested the proceeds elsewhere. How much, I don't know.
Therefore, if you add up all my TXN present value, cashed in value, and dividends you come up with a $127,000 value for a cost basis of $12,000. A ten fold increment in value. , I'll take it. This figure doesn't include the profits that I made from reinvestments from proceeds of TXN sales.
TXN has done okay by me. Good luck to all TXN longs.