NASDAQ:NATI - National Instruments Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$44.20 -0.05 (-0.11 %)
(As of 06/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$44.25
Today's Range$43.53 - $44.21
52-Week Range$38.70 - $53.57
Volume455,359 shs
Average Volume604,502 shs
Market Capitalization$5.81 billion
P/E Ratio46.96
Dividend Yield2.11%

About National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI)

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

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


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.32
Quick Ratio2.62


Trailing P/E Ratio46.96
Forward P/E Ratio36.23
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.29 billion
Price / Sales4.50
Cash Flow$1.4897 per share
Price / Cash29.67
Book Value$8.63 per share
Price / Book5.12


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.94
Net Income$52.41 million
Net Margins4.50%
Return on Equity11.50%
Return on Assets8.50%


Outstanding Shares131,210,000

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th. Investors of record on Monday, May 14th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share on Monday, June 4th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. View National Instruments' Dividend History.

How were National Instruments' earnings last quarter?

National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 26th. The technology company reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.07. The technology company earned $311.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $322.77 million. National Instruments had a return on equity of 11.50% and a net margin of 4.50%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.21 EPS. 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, July, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for National Instruments.

What guidance has National Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings?

National Instruments updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Monday, May, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.23-0.37 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.29. The company issued revenue guidance of $320-350 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $333.40 million.

What price target have analysts set for NATI?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for National Instruments' shares. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate National Instruments' share price to reach $50.00 in the next year. 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 stories about NATI stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Instruments earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.03 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are National Instruments' major shareholders?

National Instruments' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.88%), Bares Capital Management Inc. (2.70%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.80%), King Luther Capital Management Corp (1.51%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.81%) and Hound Partners LLC (0.81%). 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 major investors are selling National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including UBS Group AG, Baillie Gifford & Co., Clinton Group Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Sei Investments Co., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Hsbc Holdings PLC and SG Americas Securities LLC. 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 major investors are buying National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hound Partners LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Legal & General Group Plc, Millennium Management LLC, American Century Companies Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and BlackRock Inc.. 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 $44.20.

How big of a company is National Instruments?

National Instruments has a market capitalization of $5.81 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 (NATI)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  156 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  165 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  321
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 6/18/2018 by Staff

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