Analysts See $0.19 EPS for National Instruments Corporation (NATI)

April 16, 2018 - By Rodney Autry

National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.64 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.68, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 16 investors sold National Instruments Corporation shares while 67 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 96.83 million shares or 1.99% less from 98.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Us Savings Bank De, Minnesota-based fund reported 81,488 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt holds 15,660 shares. Weaver C Barksdale & Associates owns 0.01% invested in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 167 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems invested in 77,168 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Neuberger Berman Grp Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Wellington Gp Limited Liability Partnership, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 6.65M shares. 177,967 are owned by Manufacturers Life Insurance The. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 142,838 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas owns 109,093 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Street reported 2.97M shares. Daiwa Securities Gru owns 0.05% invested in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 186,380 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System reported 0.01% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Citigroup holds 0% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 10,457 shares. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Incorporated has 27,164 shares. Alps Advisors accumulated 0% or 10,812 shares.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 45 sales for $77.48 million activity. $74,220 worth of National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) was sold by KODOSKY JEFFREY L. 1,846 shares were sold by Roiko John Charles, worth $92,805 on Thursday, February 1. The insider Rust Scott Arthur sold $217,316. Shares for $599,947 were sold by DAVERN ALEXANDER M on Thursday, February 1.

Analysts expect National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) to report $0.19 EPS on April, 26.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 35.71 % from last quarter’s $0.14 EPS. NATI’s profit would be $24.93 million giving it 66.36 P/E if the $0.19 EPS is correct. After having $0.35 EPS previously, National Instruments Corporation’s analysts see -45.71 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $50.43. About 69,605 shares traded. National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) has risen 55.28% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.73% the S&P500.

National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. National Instruments Corp had 5 analyst reports since October 27, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, April 2 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $50 target in Wednesday, January 31 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $50.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by Stifel Nicolaus.

National Instruments Corporation designs, makes, and sells systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.62 billion. 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. It has a 126.07 P/E ratio. The firm 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 users configuration technical data management, analysis, and report generation tools; NI InsightCM Enterprise for monitoring critical and ancillary rotating equipment; and NI Multisim circuit design software.

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