Texas Instruments expects to continue to hold CapEx at low levels Sees CapEx around 4% of revenues going forward. Says spending across the company has been "disciplined." Says restructuring charges expected to be nil in Q3. Expects utilization in Q3 to remain consistent with Q2 levels. Says any potential M&A would be in the analog space. Comments from company's Q2 earnings conference call.
Semiconductor indications have improved, says Bernstein Bernstein believes that indicators for the semiconductor sector have improved since September, as expectations and valuations have dropped, while revision trends have been favorable,according to the firm. The firm thinks the outlook for the space is "reasonably positive." In conjunction with this note, Bernstein upgraded its rating on Freescale (FSL) to Outperform from Market Perform and hiked its target on the stock to $31 from $20. The firm increased its price target on Texas Instruments (TXN) to $63 from $54 and on Analog Devices to $55 from $50. It keeps an Outperform rating on Texas Instruments and a Market Perform rating on Analog Devices.