Analysts Conflicted on These Technology Names: Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN), Taiwan Semi (NYSE: TSM) and Square (NYSE: SQ)

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Technology sector with new ratings on Texas Instruments (TXNResearch Report), Taiwan Semi (TSMResearch Report) and Square (SQResearch Report).

Texas Instruments (TXN)

In a report issued on October 15, Hans Mosesmann from Rosenblatt Securities maintained a Buy rating on Texas Instruments, with a price target of $160.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $153.12, close to its 52-week high of $155.88.

According to TipRanks.com, Mosesmann is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 21.7% and a 67.9% success rate. Mosesmann covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Advanced Micro Devices, Monolithic Power, and Lattice Semicon.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Texas Instruments is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $150.11, a -2.5% downside from current levels. In a report issued on October 2, Citigroup also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $155.00 price target.

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Taiwan Semi (TSM)

Susquehanna analyst Mehdi Hosseini maintained a Sell rating on Taiwan Semi on October 15 and set a price target of $68.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $86.70, close to its 52-week high of $91.27.

According to TipRanks.com, Hosseini is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.1% and a 49.7% success rate. Hosseini covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Advanced Energy Industries, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Keysight Technologies.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Taiwan Semi with a $43.73 average price target.

Square (SQ)

In a report issued on October 15, Ivan Feinseth from Tigress Financial maintained a Buy rating on Square. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $186.35, close to its 52-week high of $193.44.

According to TipRanks.com, Feinseth is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 17.6% and a 68.3% success rate. Feinseth covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Alphabet Class A, Microsoft, and Facebook.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Square is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $167.14, implying a -12.8% downside from current levels. In a report issued on October 5, Barclays also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $185.00 price target.

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