Analyst Ratings for National Instruments Corp. (NATI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to National Instruments Corp. (NASDAQ:NATI) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for NATI last month.

4 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave NATI a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for NATI. The highest price target was 45, which equates to a potential upside of 4.68 percent. The minimum price target given was 34, implying a possible loss of -20.91 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -15.51 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4.69 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NATI to grow at a rate of 21.07 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. NATI has a PEG ratio of 2.76.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NATI hit 43.74 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.74. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 60.77 percent, and 1.71 percent below the high. NATI has a P/E ratio of 58.09. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NATI value stock report compares NATI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.64 billion. NATI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.