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National Instruments Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.11 (+2.48 %)
(As of 02/24/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $45.82
50-Day Range
MA: $44.71
52-Week Range
Now: $45.82
Volume439,092 shs
Average Volume871,233 shs
Market Capitalization$6.01 billion
P/E Ratio30.55
Dividend Yield2.42%
National Instruments Corporation provides a software-centric platform and systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. Its programming environments software includes NI LabVIEW, a graphical software platform to visualize hardware configuration, measurement data, and debugging of application; NI LabWindows/CVI, an ANSI C integrated development environment and engineering toolbox; and NI Measurement Studio, a suite of .NET tools for building engineering applications in Microsoft Visual Studio. The company's application software comprises NI TestStand that is used for automated test and measurement applications in a manufacturing environment; NI VeriStand, a software environment for configuring real-time testing applications; Flexlogger for sensor configuration and data logging of mixed signals to verify electromechanical systems; and NI InsightCM Enterprise, a software solution for monitoring ancillary rotating equipment. Its systems and data management software include NI DIAdem, which is configuration-based technical data management, analysis, and report generation tools to mine and analyze engineering and measurement data; and NI 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, aerospace, and defense industries; and government agencies. National Instruments Corporation has a strategic agreement with Konrad Technologies, Inc. to develop test systems and solutions for autonomous driving software and hardware validation. 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:NATI
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$1.87 per share
Book Value$8.98 per share


Net Income$162.15 million


Market Cap$6.01 billion
Next Earnings Date4/29/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

1.66 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

224th out of 1,521 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

45th out of 282 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+1.11 (+2.48 %)
(As of 02/24/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) Frequently Asked Questions

Is National Instruments a buy right now?

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for National Instruments in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" National Instruments stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in NATI, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than National Instruments?

Wall Street analysts have given National Instruments a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but National Instruments wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting National Instruments?

National Instruments saw a decline in short interest in January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 3,730,000 shares, a decline of 32.1% from the January 14th total of 5,490,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 860,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.3 days. Approximately 3.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is National Instruments' next earnings date?

National Instruments is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 29th 2021.
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How were National Instruments' earnings last quarter?

National Instruments Co. (NASDAQ:NATI) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 27th. The technology company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.32. The technology company had revenue of $367.84 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $359.59 million. National Instruments had a net margin of 15.35% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.01%. The business's quarterly revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.56 earnings per share.
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How has National Instruments' stock price 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. Since then, NATI stock has increased by 35.3% and is now trading at $45.82.
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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 Thursday, January 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share on Monday, March 1st. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 5th. This is an increase from National Instruments's previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.
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Is National Instruments a good dividend stock?

National Instruments pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.42%. National Instruments does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of National Instruments is 82.44%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, National Instruments will have a dividend payout ratio of 113.68% in the coming year. This indicates that National Instruments may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What guidance has National Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings?

National Instruments issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 28th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.24-0.38 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.25. The company issued revenue guidance of $325-355 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $316.99 million.

What price target have analysts set for NATI?

6 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for National Instruments' stock. Their forecasts range from $35.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect National Instruments' share price to reach $40.83 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.9%.
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Who are National Instruments' key executives?

National Instruments' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Eric Howard Starkloff, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 46, Pay $708.01k)
  • Ms. Karen M. Rapp, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53, Pay $501.41k)
  • Mr. Scott A. Rust, Sr. VP of Global Product R&D (Age 54, Pay $438.51k)
  • Ms. Marissa Vidaurri, Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. R. Eddie Dixon Jr., Sr. VP & Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Shelley Gretlein, VP of Brand, Communications & Global Marketing
  • Dr. Kevin Ilcisin, VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel.
  • Ms. Ana Villegas, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Mr. Tom Vonderach, Sr. VP of Global Sales & Support
  • Ms. Cate Prescott, Sr. VP & Chief People Officer

What is Alex Davern's approval rating as National Instruments' CEO?

265 employees have rated National Instruments CEO Alex Davern on Glassdoor.com. Alex Davern has an approval rating of 71% among National Instruments' employees.

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 Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Enbridge (ENB), International Business Machines (IBM), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Citigroup (C), Editas Medicine (EDIT), AT&T (T), Accenture (ACN) and Bank of America (BAC).

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (15.90%), BlackRock Inc. (9.65%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (7.17%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (2.75%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (2.17%) and Morgan Stanley (1.66%). Company insiders that own National Instruments stock include Carla Pineyro Sublett, Duy Loan T Le, Jason Elliot Green, 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 BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Great Lakes Advisors LLC, King Luther Capital Management Corp, Wells Fargo & Company MN, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, and Bessemer Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold National Instruments company stock in the last year include Carla Pineyro Sublett, Jason Elliot Green, Jeffrey L Kodosky, and Scott Arthur Rust.
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Which major investors are buying National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., First Trust Advisors LP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Morgan Stanley, Baillie Gifford & Co., Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Riverbridge Partners LLC, and Royce & Associates LP.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is National Instruments' stock price today?

One share of NATI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.82.

How much money does National Instruments make?

National Instruments has a market capitalization of $6.01 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.

How many employees does National Instruments have?

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.

Where are National Instruments' headquarters?

National Instruments is headquartered at 11500 North MoPac Expressway, Austin TX, 78759.

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 2/25/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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