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National Instruments Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.48 (+1.38 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $35.14
50-Day Range
MA: $35.62
52-Week Range
Now: $35.14
Volume971,736 shs
Average Volume657,879 shs
Market Capitalization$4.62 billion
P/E Ratio18.21
Dividend Yield3.00%
National Instruments Corporation provides a software-centric platform and systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. Its programming environments software includes LabVIEW, a graphical application software package to visualize hardware configuration, measurement data, and debugging of application; LabWindows/CVI, an ANSI C integrated development environment and engineering toolbox with built-in libraries for measurement, analysis, and engineering UI design; and NI Measurement Studio, a suite of .NET tools designed for building engineering applications in Microsoft Visual Studio to acquire, analyze, and display measurement data. The company's application software comprises TestStand, which is used for automated test and measurement applications in a manufacturing environment; VeriStand, a ready-to-use software environment for configuring real-time testing applications; Flexlogger for quick sensor configuration and data logging of mixed signals to verify electromechanical systems; and InsightCM Enterprise, a software solution with integrated hardware options for monitoring ancillary rotating equipment. Its systems and data management software include DIAdem, which is configuration-based technical data management, analysis, and report generation tools to mine and analyze engineering and measurement data; and SystemLink, a systems management software that enables the mass coordination of connected devices, software deployments, and data communications throughout a distributed system. The company also offers PXI hardware form factor that combines PC software and PCI hardware with advanced instrumentation capabilities; NI C-series data acquisition and control products; and NI semiconductor test systems, as well as software and hardware maintenance, and training and certification services. It serves semiconductor, transportation, and aerospace and defense industries, as well as government agencies. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.87 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustryElectronic Equipment & Instruments
Current SymbolNASDAQ:NATI



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$1.84 per share
Book Value$8.98 per share


Net Income$162.15 million


Market Cap$4.62 billion
Next Earnings Date11/3/2020 (Estimated)
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National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) Frequently Asked Questions

How has National Instruments' stock been impacted by COVID-19?

National Instruments' stock was trading at $33.86 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NATI shares have increased by 3.8% and is now trading at $35.14.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of National Instruments?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for National Instruments in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is National Instruments' next earnings date?

National Instruments is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.
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How were National Instruments' earnings last quarter?

National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 30th. The technology company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.08. The technology company had revenue of $301.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $301.51 million. National Instruments had a net margin of 19.25% and a return on equity of 12.46%.
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How often does National Instruments pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for National Instruments?

National Instruments announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 3rd. Investors of record on Monday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Tuesday, September 8th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 14th.
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What guidance has National Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings?

National Instruments issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.14-0.28 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.30. The company issued revenue guidance of $285-325 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $317.96 million.

What price target have analysts set for NATI?

6 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for National Instruments' shares. Their forecasts range from $35.00 to $46.00. On average, they expect National Instruments' stock price to reach $40.17 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.3% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting National Instruments?

National Instruments saw a drop in short interest in August. As of August 14th, there was short interest totaling 1,680,000 shares, a drop of 13.4% from the July 30th total of 1,940,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 546,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.1 days. Approximately 1.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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Who are some of National Instruments' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of National Instruments own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other National Instruments investors own include QUALCOMM (QCOM), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Editas Medicine (EDIT), IBM (IBM), Accenture (ACN), Citigroup (C), Enbridge (ENB), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Micron Technology (MU) and Pfizer (PFE).

Who are National Instruments' key executives?

National Instruments' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Alexander M. Davern CPA, CPA, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Eric Howard Starkloff, Pres & COO (Age 44)
  • Mr. Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Co-Founder & Director (Age 69)
  • Ms. Karen M. Rapp, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 51)
  • Mr. John Charles Roiko, VP of Fin. & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 61)

What is National Instruments' stock symbol?

National Instruments trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NATI."

Who are National Instruments' major shareholders?

National Instruments' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.80%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (2.80%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (2.35%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (2.02%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.25%) and King Luther Capital Management Corp (1.19%). Company insiders that own National Instruments stock include Carla Pineyro Sublett, Duy Loan T Le, Eric Howard Starkloff, Jeffrey L Kodosky, John Charles Roiko and Scott Arthur Rust.
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Which major investors are selling National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Federated Hermes Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Man Group plc, and Balyasny Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold National Instruments company stock in the last year include Carla Pineyro Sublett, Jeffrey L Kodosky, and John Charles Roiko.
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Which major investors are buying National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Bank of America Corp DE, Great Lakes Advisors LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Ensign Peak Advisors Inc, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
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How do I buy shares of National Instruments?

Shares of NATI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is National Instruments' stock price today?

One share of NATI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.14.

How big of a company is National Instruments?

National Instruments has a market capitalization of $4.62 billion and generates $1.35 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $162.15 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.31 on an earnings per share basis. National Instruments employs 7,300 workers across the globe.

What is National Instruments' official website?

The official website for National Instruments is www.ni.com.

How can I contact National Instruments?

National Instruments' mailing address is 11500 North MoPac Expressway, Austin TX, 78759. The technology company can be reached via phone at 512-683-0100 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 9/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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