Texas Instruments To Trade Ex-Dividend

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According to Dividend Channel, on 7/28/11, Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.13, payable on 8/22/11. As a percentage of TXN's recent stock price of $30.83, this dividend works out to approximately 0.42%.

Below is a dividend history chart for TXN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.13 declared by Texas Instruments Inc.:

TXN Dividend History
Date Div*
04/28/11 0.130
01/27/11 0.130
10/28/10 0.130
07/28/10 0.120
04/28/10 0.120
01/28/10 0.120
10/28/09 0.120
07/29/09 0.110
04/28/09 0.110
01/28/09 0.110
10/29/08 0.110
07/29/08 0.100
04/28/08 0.100
01/29/08 0.100
10/29/07 0.100
07/27/07 0.080
04/26/07 0.080
01/29/07 0.040
10/27/06 0.040
07/27/06 0.030
04/27/06 0.030
01/27/06 0.030
10/27/05 0.030
04/28/05 0.025
01/27/05 0.025
10/28/04 0.025
07/28/04 0.023
04/28/04 0.021
01/28/04 0.021
10/29/03 0.021
07/29/03 0.021
04/28/03 0.023
01/29/03 0.021
10/29/02 0.021
07/29/02 0.021
04/26/02 0.021
01/29/02 0.022
10/29/01 0.021
07/27/01 0.023
04/26/01 0.022
01/29/01 0.022
10/27/00 0.021
07/27/00 0.021
04/27/00 0.021
01/27/00 0.021
10/28/99 0.021
07/28/99 0.021
04/29/99 0.021
01/28/99 0.021
10/28/98 0.021
07/29/98 0.021
04/28/98 0.021
12/29/97 0.021
09/26/97 0.021
06/26/97 0.021
03/26/97 0.021
12/27/96 0.021
09/26/96 0.021
07/01/96 0.021
04/01/96 0.021
12/27/95 0.021
10/02/95 0.021
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from TXN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.69% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, TXN makes up 20.83% of the Semiconductor HOLDRS ETF (SMH) which is trading lower by about 2.2% on the day Wednesday.

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TXN operates in the Semiconductors sector, among companies like Tessera Technologies Inc (TSRA) which is down about 1.3% today, and Cabot Microelectronics Corp (CCMP) trading lower by about 7%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of TXN, versus TSRA and CCMP.

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TXN,TSRA,CCMP Relative Performance Chart

In Wednesday trading, Texas Instruments Inc. shares are currently down about 2.3% on the day.


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