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Texas Instruments Inc. Message Board

  • azilkha azilkha Dec 4, 1997 12:26 PM Flag

    TI's Slide

    Since I bought Texas Instruments stock in October 97, it has dropped 42 points (30.7%), although the company has been doing well. Does anyone have an idea how the stock will recover to make this a worthwhile investment?

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    • Doesn't anyone believe in setting STOP's?

    • If you look at the thread, you will see that TXN is an ultra volitile stock. If it makes you feel any better, I bought TI at $75 about 22 months ago. It went up into the $80s than nosedived to under $40 (I was down over 45%). That was the last DRAM over supply -- plus the CEO who was overseeing a major restructuring literally dropped dead. As you know it recovered to the $140s and has dropped.
      Just hold on. This is a great company for a long term investor, but it also has attracted alot of momentum players--short termers which give it the volatility.
      TI has had a major hand in creating the market for Digital Signal Processors. A chip with a wide and expanding variety of uses. The DSP market was $3.5 bil a year ago, is $5 bill now, expected to grow to $50 bill in 10 yrs. TI has 40 some odd percent of the market. It has educated the entire engineering community to design with its architecture -- and has provided courses to the major engineering schools. It sells more than a chip, it sells total solutions.
      take a look at the following messages on the thread
      40, 68, 85 87 -- look for the ekurich messages.
      also take a look at a speech given by TXN's chip svp at a Prudential Securities Conference yesterday. Obviously he's putting the company's best case forward, but it's consistent with what I know about the company (although I am no insider).
      The speech does give their assessment of the Asian flu, and the fortunes of the semiconducter industry for both memory and digital. -- as well as his assessment of where TI is going. So it might be worth factoring it into your decision making process.
      you can find it at this speech by :
      or at TI's website --
      That's how it will recover, but I have no idea when. Keep a long term 5-10 year perspective on this one and it should do well/
      Hope this helps.

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