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Previous Close171.65
Bid171.10 x 900
Ask175.79 x 900
Day's Range169.85 - 172.96
52 Week Range114.18 - 180.00
Avg. Volume2,197,823
Market Cap71.473B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.36
PE Ratio (TTM)96.89
EPS (TTM)1.77
Earnings DateJul 29, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield4.80 (2.80%)
Ex-Dividend DateJun 11, 2020
1y Target Est171.21
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And embedded processors are dedicated systems that provide a function within a larger piece of equipment or system. Think a sound system inside a car.These aren't sexy, but they are everywhere. And TXN can produce high-quality, reliable chips and processors in huge quantities. With everything going digital, that means TXN is in a growth business and is already producing at scale, and making money doing it.Not every aspect of our digital lives has to be built from cutting-edge designs; keeping some things simple makes high-performance equipment easier to maintain and more reliable. And TXN is certainly keeping up with the biggest trends, including 5G, but it is a significant supporting player, not a headliner.The stock is up nearly 14% in the past 12 months, and off 10% year to date. 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