News headlines about National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.8220873448387 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on NATI. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of National Instruments in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded National Instruments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded National Instruments from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 16th.

Shares of National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) traded up $0.38 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $44.69. The company had a trading volume of 375,186 shares, compared to its average volume of 475,680. The company has a current ratio of 3.22, a quick ratio of 2.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. National Instruments has a twelve month low of $29.80 and a twelve month high of $46.33. The company has a market cap of $5,793.31, a P/E ratio of 53.20 and a beta of 0.93.

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

In related news, Director Jeffrey L. Kodosky sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.19, for a total transaction of $90,380.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 8,337,537 shares in the company, valued at approximately $376,773,297.03. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Jeffrey L. Kodosky sold 1,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.77, for a total value of $70,032.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,270,037 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $361,979,519.49. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 1,053,251 shares of company stock valued at $45,952,756. 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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