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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, implying a possible profit of 4.68 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 34, which equates to a potential downside of -20.91 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -15.51 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.69 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of NATI is 2.76.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NATI hit 43.74 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.74. Currently the stock is 60.77 percent higher than its low, and 1.71 percent lower than its 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.