NASDAQ:NATI - National Instruments Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$48.68 +0.01 (+0.02 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$48.68
Today's Range$47.38 - $48.82
52-Week Range$38.78 - $53.57
Volume1.70 million shs
Average Volume402,654 shs
Market Capitalization$6.43 billion
P/E Ratio51.79
Dividend Yield1.89%
National Instruments logoNational Instruments Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. It offers LabVIEW, a system design software for measurement, automation, and control; LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA, which are software add-ons to LabVIEW; LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite for wireless prototyping; LabWindows/CVI for creating test and control applications; and Measurement Studio consisting of measurement and automation add-on libraries, and additional tools for programmers. The company also provides software products, such as NI TestStand to test and measure applications in a manufacturing environment; NI VeriStand software to configure real-time testing applications; NI DIAdem, which provides technical data management, analysis, and report generation tools; NI InsightCM Enterprise for monitoring critical and ancillary rotating equipment; NI Multisim circuit design software; and NI SystemLink, a systems management software. In addition, it offers hardware products and related driver software, such as data acquisition, PXI chassis and controllers, modular instruments, image acquisition, motion control, distributed I/O, industrial communications interfaces, general purpose interface bus interfaces, embedded control hardware/software, and VME extension for instrumentation controllers. Further, the company provides NI semiconductor test systems; NI education platform comprising software, hardware, and courseware for students; software and hardware products for teaching; hardware and software maintenance services; and training and certification services. It serves advanced research, automotive, automated test equipment, consumer electronics, commercial aerospace, computers and electronics, continuous process manufacturing, education, government/defense, medical research/pharmaceutical, power/energy, semiconductors, and telecommunications industries. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustryElectronic Equipment & Instruments
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.46
Quick Ratio2.74


Trailing P/E Ratio51.79
Forward P/E Ratio40.23
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.29 billion
Price / Sales4.99
Cash Flow$1.4919 per share
Price / Cash32.63
Book Value$8.63 per share
Price / Book5.64


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.94
Net Income$52.41 million
Net Margins4.87%
Return on Equity12.55%
Return on Assets9.20%


Outstanding Shares132,210,000
Market Cap$6.43 billion

National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) Frequently Asked Questions

What is National Instruments' stock symbol?

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

How often does National Instruments pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for National Instruments?

National Instruments announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 26th. Investors of record on Monday, August 13th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 10th. View National Instruments' Dividend History.

How were National Instruments' earnings last quarter?

National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI) issued its earnings results on Thursday, July, 26th. The technology company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.09. The technology company had revenue of $341 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $333.40 million. National Instruments had a return on equity of 12.55% and a net margin of 4.87%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.27 earnings per share. View National Instruments' Earnings History.

When is National Instruments' next earnings date?

National Instruments is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for National Instruments.

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, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.32-0.46 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.36. The company issued revenue guidance of $325-355 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $336.76 million.

What price target have analysts set for NATI?

2 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for National Instruments' shares. Their forecasts range from $46.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate National Instruments' stock price to reach $48.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for National Instruments.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for National Instruments?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for National Instruments in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for National Instruments.

Who are some of National Instruments' key competitors?

Who are National Instruments' key executives?

National Instruments' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. James J. Truchard, Co-Founder & Chairman (Age 75)
  • Mr. Alexander M. Davern CPA, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Co-Founder & Director (Age 68)
  • Ms. Karen M. Rapp, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 50)
  • Mr. John Charles Roiko, VP of Fin. & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 60)

Has National Instruments been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about NATI stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Instruments earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for National Instruments.

Who are National Instruments' major shareholders?

National Instruments' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Janus Henderson Group PLC (8.69%), BlackRock Inc. (7.08%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (2.48%), Royce & Associates LP (1.59%), King Luther Capital Management Corp (1.50%) and American Century Companies Inc. (1.35%). Company insiders that own National Instruments stock include Alexander M Davern, Duy Loan T Le, Eric Howard Starkloff, Gerhard Paul Fettweis, James J Truchard, Jeffrey L Kodosky, John Charles Roiko and Scott Arthur Rust. View Institutional Ownership Trends for National Instruments.

Which institutional investors are selling National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, American Century Companies Inc., WINTON GROUP Ltd, Millennium Management LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Riverbridge Partners LLC and Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS. Company insiders that have sold National Instruments company stock in the last year include Alexander M Davern, Gerhard Paul Fettweis, James J Truchard, Jeffrey L Kodosky, John Charles Roiko and Scott Arthur Rust. View Insider Buying and Selling for National Instruments.

Which institutional investors are buying National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Twin Capital Management Inc., American Capital Management Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Vident Investment Advisory LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for National Instruments.

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is National Instruments' stock price today?

One share of NATI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.68.

How big of a company is National Instruments?

National Instruments has a market capitalization of $6.43 billion and generates $1.29 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $52.41 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.94 on an earnings per share basis. National Instruments employs 7,412 workers across the globe.

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]

MarketBeat Community Rating for National Instruments (NASDAQ NATI)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  196 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  187 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  383
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about National Instruments and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NATI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NATI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/22/2018 by Staff

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