Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 17 investors sold National Instruments Corporation shares while 85 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 98.79 million shares or 2.67% less from 101.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Tower Research Capital Lc (Trc) accumulated 559 shares. Parametric Assoc Ltd Liability invested in 166,268 shares. Weaver C Barksdale And Assocs owns 161 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. The United Kingdom-based Generation Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership has invested 1.23% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Oregon Employees Retirement Fund reported 39,176 shares. Findlay Park Prtnrs Llp holds 1.50M shares or 0.63% of its portfolio. Jennison Assoc Ltd Liability invested in 0.03% or 772,301 shares. Fenimore Asset Mngmt stated it has 122,000 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys invested in 232,787 shares. Usa Financial Portformulas has invested 0.27% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Leavell Mngmt has 12,000 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Moreover, Capital Research Glob Invsts has 0% invested in National Instruments Corporation for 220,000 shares. Amalgamated Financial Bank invested in 21,041 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Blair William And Il reported 0.01% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation. Lpl Financial Limited Com holds 16,415 shares.
Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 30 insider sales for $5.93 million activity. TRUCHARD JAMES J also sold $308,025 worth of National Instruments Corporation shares.
Analysts expect National Instruments Corporation to report $0.34 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 13.33 % from last quarter’s $0.3 EPS. NATI’s profit would be $44.45 million giving it 30.83 P/E if the $0.34 EPS is correct. After having $0.25 EPS previously, National Instruments Corporation’s analysts see 36.00 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $41.93. About 255,858 shares traded. National Instruments Corporation has risen 38.06% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.36% the S&P500.
National Instruments Corporation Ratings Coverage
Among 4 analysts covering Natl Instruments , 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Natl Instruments had 7 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform”. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, May 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, December 22. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 27 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, September 24. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Stifel Nicolaus.
National Instruments Corporation designs, makes, and sells systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.48 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 51.83 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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