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National Instruments - NATI Stock Forecast, Price & News

$42.91
+0.89 (+2.12%)
(As of 08/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$42.11
$43.12
50-Day Range
$31.02
$42.30
52-Week Range
$29.81
$45.98
Volume
630,178 shs
Average Volume
775,894 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.63 billion
P/E Ratio
55.01
Dividend Yield
2.67%
Price Target
$45.60

National Instruments MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.3% Upside
$45.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.65% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.06
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.18mentions of National Instruments in the last 14 days
Based on 42 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$611,750 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
25.83%
From $1.51 to $1.90 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.48 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

213th out of 660 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

67th out of 230 stocks

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About National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) Stock

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 manufacturing environment; NI VeriStand, a software environment for configuring real-time testing applications; Flexlogger for sensor configuration and data logging of mixed signals; and NI InsightCM Enterprise, a software for monitoring ancillary rotating equipment. Its operations management and analytic enterprise software include NI DIAdem, which is configuration-based technical data management, analysis, and report generation tools to mine and analyze engineering and measurement data; NI SystemLink, a systems management and data collection software that enables the mass coordination of connected devices, software deployments, and data communications throughout a distributed system; and NI Optimal Plus. The company also offers PXI hardware form factor; 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 strategic agreements with Konrad Technologies, Inc. to develop test systems and solutions for autonomous driving software and hardware validation; and Foretellix Ltd. to enhance the safety of advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous vehicles. The company was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Analyst Ratings Changes

NATI has been the subject of several analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price objective on shares of National Instruments from $42.00 to $35.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. TheStreet downgraded shares of National Instruments from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group dropped their price objective on shares of National Instruments from $48.00 to $43.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $45.60.

National Instruments Trading Up 2.1 %

NASDAQ:NATI traded up $0.89 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $42.91. The company's stock had a trading volume of 630,178 shares, compared to its average volume of 775,887. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 55.00 and a beta of 1.17. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $34.56 and a 200-day simple moving average of $36.92. National Instruments has a 1 year low of $29.81 and a 1 year high of $45.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a current ratio of 2.49.

National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The technology company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.02. National Instruments had a net margin of 6.71% and a return on equity of 15.63%. The firm had revenue of $395.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $388.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.23 earnings per share. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts expect that National Instruments will post 1.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

National Instruments Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 8th will be given a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th. National Instruments's payout ratio is 143.59%.

Insider Buying and Selling at National Instruments

In other National Instruments news, EVP Jason Elliot Green sold 2,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.51, for a total value of $86,275.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 91,908 shares in the company, valued at $3,171,745.08. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. In related news, EVP Jason Elliot Green sold 2,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.51, for a total transaction of $86,275.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 91,908 shares in the company, valued at $3,171,745.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Eric Howard Starkloff sold 900 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.00, for a total transaction of $37,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 287,278 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,065,676. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 15,900 shares of company stock worth $611,750. 0.64% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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NATI Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/31 Dividend
5/06/2022
Dividend Payable
5/31/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/29 Dividend
8/05/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Dividend Payable
8/29/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Prepackaged software
Sub-Industry
Electronic Equipment & Instruments
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:NATI
CUSIP
63651810
Employees
7,000
Year Founded
1976

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$45.60
High Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$35.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+6.3%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.80
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$89.32 million
Pretax Margin
7.99%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.47 billion
Cash Flow
$2.03 per share
Book Value
$8.91 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
130,334,000
Market Cap
$5.63 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.17

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Eric Howard StarkloffMr. Eric Howard Starkloff (Age 47)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.53M
  • Ms. Karen M. Rapp (Age 55)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $868.37k
  • Mr. Scott A. Rust (Age 55)
    Exec. VP of Platform & Technology
    Comp: $672.5k
  • Mr. Jason Elliot GreenMr. Jason Elliot Green (Age 49)
    Exec. VP, GM of Portfolio Bus. Unit & Chief Revenue Officer
    Comp: $1.15M
  • Ms. Ritu Chanchal Favre (Age 53)
    Exec. VP & GM of Bus. Unit
    Comp: $773.32k
  • Mr. Paul Horton
    Sr. VP of Global Operations and Post-Sales Services
  • Mr. Thomas Benjamin
    Exec. VP, CTO & Head of Product Analytics
  • John Biegel
    Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Marissa Vidaurri
    Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. R. Eddie Dixon Jr.
    Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec.













NATI Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell National Instruments stock right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for National Instruments in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" NATI shares.
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What is National Instruments' stock price forecast for 2022?

5 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for National Instruments' shares. Their NATI share price forecasts range from $35.00 to $50.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $45.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have NATI shares performed in 2022?

National Instruments' stock was trading at $43.67 at the beginning of the year. Since then, NATI stock has decreased by 1.8% and is now trading at $42.90.
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When is National Instruments' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 27th 2022.
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How were National Instruments' earnings last quarter?

National Instruments Co. (NASDAQ:NATI) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 28th. The technology company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.03. The technology company had revenue of $395.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $388.98 million. National Instruments had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.63% and a net margin of 6.71%. The company's revenue was up 14.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.23 EPS.

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

National Instruments announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 28th. Investors of record on Monday, August 8th will be given a dividend of $0.28 per share on Monday, August 29th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th.
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Is National Instruments a good dividend stock?

National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.65%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 9 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 143.59%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, NATI will have a dividend payout ratio of 58.95% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has National Instruments issued on next quarter's earnings?

National Instruments updated its third quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.46-$0.60 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $0.29. The company issued revenue guidance of $410.00 million-$440.00 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $422.75 million.

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

265 employees have rated National Instruments Chief Executive Officer Alex Davern on Glassdoor.com. Alex Davern has an approval rating of 71% among the company's employees.

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (12.60%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (3.63%), Sarasin & Partners LLP (2.81%), State Street Corp (2.75%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (1.60%) and Millennium Management LLC (1.24%). Insiders that own company stock include Alexander M Davern, Carla Pineyro Sublett, Eric Howard Starkloff, Gerhard Paul Fettweis, Jason Elliot Green, Jeffrey L Kodosky, John Charles Roiko, Karen Marie Rapp, Michael E Mcgrath and Scott Arthur Rust.
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How do I buy shares of National Instruments?

Shares of NATI stock 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 $42.90.

How much money does National Instruments make?

National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) has a market capitalization of $5.63 billion and generates $1.47 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $89.32 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.78 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does National Instruments have?

The company employs 7,000 workers across the globe.

Does National Instruments have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of National Instruments: AWR Corporation, BEEcube, Constellation International Holding BV, Digilent, Digilent Inc., Digilent Information Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Digilent RO S.R.L., Drivven, Electronics Workbench, Enterprise International Holding B.V., Ettus Research, Gemni Holdings ULC, Hyperception, Hyperception Inc., IOtech, M2 SAS, Measurement Computing Corp., Measurement Computing Corporation, Measurement Computing GmbH, Micropross SAS, NH Power Testing Equipment (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd, NH Research LLC, NI France Holdings SAS, NI Hungary Kft., NI Lille, NI Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., NI Solutions (Proprietary) Limited, NI Southeast Asia Sdn. Bhd., NI Systems (India) Private Limited, NI Taiwan Corporation, NMDG NV, National Instruments (Czech Republic) s.r.o., National Instruments (Korea) Corporation, National Instruments (Thailand) Co. Ltd., National Instruments AM LLC, National Instruments Asia Minor Ölçüm Cihazlar Anonim Sirketi (Turkey), National Instruments Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., National Instruments Australia Corporation, National Instruments Australia Pty Ltd., National Instruments Belgium N.V., National Instruments Brazil Ltda, National Instruments Canada Co., National Instruments Chile SpA, National Instruments Colombia SAS, National Instruments Corporation (UK) Limited, National Instruments Costa Rica Limitada (Ltda), National Instruments Denmark ApS, National Instruments Dresden GmbH, National Instruments Egypt LLC, National Instruments Engineering GmbH, National Instruments Engineering GmbH & Co. KG, National Instruments Europe Corporation, National Instruments Finland Oy, National Instruments France Corporation, National Instruments France SAS, National Instruments Germany GmbH, National Instruments Gesellschaft m.b.H., National Instruments Hong Kong Limited, National Instruments Hungary Kft., National Instruments Ireland Resources Limited, National Instruments Israel Ltd., National Instruments Italy s.r.l., National Instruments Japan Corporation, National Instruments Lebanon LLC, National Instruments Lebanon SARL, National Instruments Netherlands B.V., National Instruments New Zealand Limited, National Instruments Norway AS, National Instruments Philippines Inc., National Instruments Poland Sp.Zo.o., National Instruments RUS LLC, National Instruments Romania s.r.l., National Instruments Scandinavia Corporation, National Instruments Singapore (Pte) Ltd, National Instruments Spain S.L., National Instruments Sweden A.B., National Instruments Switzerland Corporation, National Instruments Switzerland GmbH, National Instruments de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Optimal Plus Germany GmbH, Optimal Plus Inc., Optimal Plus Japan KK, Optimal Plus Ltd, Optimal Plus Philippines, Optimal Plus Singapore PTE. Ltd, OptimalPlus Ltd., PT. National Instruments Indonesia, Phase Matrix, Phase Matrix Inc., Qpid Holdings Co., Quality Instrumentation Solutions Inc., Shanghai NI Instruments Co. Ltd, Signalion, Washington Holding & Finance B.V., microLEX Systems, and monoDrive.
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When was National Instruments founded?

National Instruments was founded in 1976.

How can I contact National Instruments?

National Instruments' mailing address is 11500 North MoPac Expressway, Austin TX, 78759. The official website for the company is www.ni.com. The technology company can be reached via phone at (512) 683-0100, via email at marissa.vidaurri@ni.com, or via fax at 512-683-5794.

This page (NASDAQ:NATI) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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