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Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Texas Instruments, NXP Semiconductors and Broadcom

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – May 24, 2023 – Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Texas Instruments TXN, NXP Semiconductors NXPI and Broadcom AVGO.

3 Chip Stocks Suited Nicely for Income Investors

After a rough showing in 2022, many semiconductor stocks are back in style in 2023, delivering outsized gains. SOXX, the iShares Semiconductor ETF, is up more than 25% year-to-date, widely outperforming the S&P 500.

For those with an interest in exposure to chips paired with a passive income stream, three stocks – Texas Instruments, NXP Semiconductors and Broadcom – could all be considered.


Let’s take a closer look at each.


Broadcom is a premier designer, developer, and global supplier of a broad range of semiconductor devices. AVGO shares found plenty of attention following news of a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar deal with heavyweight Apple for components made in the USA.

The company has consistently grown its dividend payout, boasting an impressive 20% five-year annualized dividend growth rate. Shares currently yield 2.7% annually, more than triple the Zacks Computer and Technology sector average.

In addition, the company’s 78.6% TTM return on equity is worth highlighting, indicating a higher efficiency level in generating profit from existing assets relative to peers.

Keep an eye open for Broadcom’s upcoming quarterly release on June 1st; the Zacks Consensus EPS Estimate of $10.13 suggests an 11% climb in earnings year-over-year. It’s worth noting that the quarterly estimate has remained unchanged over the last several months.

NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors is a global semiconductor company providing high-performance mixed signal and standard product solutions used in various applications. Analysts have raised their expectations across the board, helping land the stock into a favorable Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Shares currently yield 2.3% annually, with the company’s payout growing by an impressive 40% over the last five years. Similar to AVGO, NXPI’s current yield easily crushes the Zacks sector average.

NXPI shares could also entice value-focused investors, with the current 13.4X forward earnings multiple sitting nicely beneath the 16.9X five-year median and highs of 25.1X in 2022. The stock carries a Style Score of “B” for Value.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments is an original equipment manufacturer of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits. Like those above, TXN has had little issue increasingly rewarding its shareholders, sporting a 15% five-year annualized dividend growth rate.

The company has a stellar earnings track record, exceeding earnings and revenue expectations in six consecutive quarters. Just in its latest release, TXN posted a 5% EPS surprise and reported revenue modestly above estimates.

Shares didn’t see a great reaction post-earnings but have since found buyers.

Bottom Line

Semiconductors are back in style in 2023 after a harsh 2022, with many delivering positive returns year-to-date.

And for those with an appetite for exposure paired with an income stream, all three stocks above  fit the criteria nicely.

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