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.

Several price targets were given for NATI by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 45, implying potential capital gains of 4.68 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 34, implying a possible loss of -20.91 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -15.51 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.69 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

NATI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 21.07 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. NATI has a PEG ratio of 2.76.

NATI has traded between a high of 43.74 and a low of 26.74 over the past year. Today's price is 60.77 percent above the 52-week low, 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 market cap of NATI is $5.64 billion. NATI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.