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National Instruments Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.11 (+0.25 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $44.29
50-Day Range
MA: $43.52
52-Week Range
Now: $44.29
Volume2.00 million shs
Average Volume999,868 shs
Market Capitalization$5.81 billion
P/E Ratio29.52
Dividend Yield2.35%
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 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 NI TestStand that is used for automated test and measurement applications in a manufacturing environment; NI 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 NI InsightCM Enterprise, a software solution with integrated hardware options 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. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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Overall MarketRank

1.54 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

278th out of 1,501 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

52nd out of 284 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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$1.81 per share
Book Value$8.98 per share


Net Income$162.15 million


Market Cap$5.81 billion
Next Earnings Date1/28/2021 (Confirmed)
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National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) Frequently Asked Questions

How has National Instruments' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

National Instruments' stock was trading at $33.86 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NATI stock has increased by 30.8% and is now trading at $44.2850.
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Is National Instruments a buy right now?

6 Wall Street equities 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 equities 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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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.

When is National Instruments' next earnings date?

National Instruments is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 28th 2021.
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How can I listen to National Instruments' earnings call?

National Instruments will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 28th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were National Instruments' earnings last quarter?

National Instruments Co. (NASDAQ:NATI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 29th. The technology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.13. The technology company had revenue of $308.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $305.05 million. National Instruments had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.01% and a net margin of 15.35%. National Instruments's quarterly revenue was down 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.44 EPS.
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How often does National Instruments pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for National Instruments?

National Instruments declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 29th. Investors of record on Monday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share on Monday, December 7th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 13th.
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Is National Instruments a good dividend stock?

National Instruments pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.35%. The dividend payout ratio of National Instruments is 79.39%. 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 109.47% 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 updated its fourth quarter 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $369.16-369.16 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $349.7 million.

What price target have analysts set for NATI?

6 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for National Instruments' stock. Their forecasts range from $35.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect National Instruments' stock price to reach $40.83 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.8%.
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Are investors shorting National Instruments?

National Instruments saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 4,500,000 shares, an increase of 53.6% from the December 15th total of 2,930,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 773,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.8 days. Approximately 3.7% of the company's 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 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).

Who are National Instruments' key executives?

National Instruments' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Eric Howard Starkloff, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 45, Pay $708.01k)
  • Ms. Karen M. Rapp, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 53, Pay $501.41k)
  • Mr. John Charles Roiko, VP of Fin. & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 62, Pay $332.17k)
  • Mr. Scott A. Rust, Sr. VP of Global Product R&D (Age 53, Pay $438.51k)
  • Ms. Marissa Vidaurri, Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. R. Eddie Dixon Jr., VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Ms. Shelley Gretlein, VP of Brand, Communications & Global Marketing
  • Dr. Kevin Ilcisin, VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel.
  • Ms. Carla Piñeyro Sublett, Sr. VP, GM of Portfolio Bus. & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 47)
  • Ms. Cate Prescott, VP of Global HR

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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Riverbridge Partners LLC (2.17%), Kopion Asset Management LLC (0.16%), Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. (0.12%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (0.02%). 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 institutional investors are selling National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pacer Advisors Inc., Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., New York State Teachers Retirement System, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.. Company insiders that have sold National Instruments company stock in the last year include Carla Pineyro Sublett, Jason Elliot Green, Jeffrey L Kodosky, and John Charles Roiko.
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Which institutional investors are buying National Instruments stock?

NATI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Riverbridge Partners LLC, Kopion Asset Management LLC, Park Avenue Securities LLC, Mission Wealth Management LP, We Are One Seven LLC, IBM Retirement Fund, and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
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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.

What is National Instruments' stock price today?

One share of NATI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.29.

How big of a company is National Instruments?

National Instruments has a market capitalization of $5.81 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 1/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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