National Instruments (NATI) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.11

Media headlines about National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Instruments earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.6689809863158 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several research firms recently commented on NATI. Zacks Investment Research cut National Instruments from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of National Instruments in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. National Instruments has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.25.

National Instruments (NASDAQ NATI) traded down $0.42 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $41.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 465,471 shares, compared to its average volume of 561,014. National Instruments has a 52 week low of $29.80 and a 52 week high of $46.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 2.53 and a current ratio of 3.22. The company has a market capitalization of $5,496.52, a P/E ratio of 47.77 and a beta of 0.93.

National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The technology company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.02. National Instruments had a return on equity of 10.16% and a net margin of 8.72%. The company had revenue of $320.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $319.78 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.25 earnings per share. National Instruments’s revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that National Instruments will post 0.93 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 4th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. National Instruments’s dividend payout ratio is 100.00%.

In other National Instruments news, Director James J. Truchard sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.07, for a total value of $308,025.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,845,166 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $363,270,967.62. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Jeffrey L. Kodosky sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.19, for a total value of $90,380.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,337,537 shares in the company, valued at approximately $376,773,297.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 1,061,151 shares of company stock worth $46,297,894. 9.92% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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National Instruments Company Profile

National Instruments Corporation (NI) designs, manufactures and sells systems to engineers and scientists. The Company offers a line of measurement, automation and control products. It offers products, technology and services, which include system design software, programming tools, application software, modular hardware products and related driver software, production test systems, NI education platform, software products for teaching and hardware products for teaching.

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