National Instruments - NATI Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $44.80
  • Forecasted Upside: 10.62 %
  • Number of Analysts: 5
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for NATI

Analyst Price Target is $44.80
▲ +10.62% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 5 analysts offering 12 month price targets for National Instruments in the last 3 months. The average price target is $44.80, with a high forecast of $50.00 and a low forecast of $35.00. The average price target represents a 10.62% upside from the last price of $40.50.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 5 investment analysts is to buy stock in National Instruments. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/16/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$44.00 ➝ $46.00Low
7/14/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetNeutral$42.00 ➝ $35.00Low
6/1/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetBuy$48.00 ➝ $43.00High
1/28/2022Susquehanna BancsharesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Positive$48.00 ➝ $50.00High
1/28/2022SusquehannaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Positive$48.00 ➝ $50.00High
12/13/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeUnderweight ➝ Neutral$46.00 ➝ $48.00High
12/8/2021Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweight$50.00High
9/26/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$45.00 ➝ $48.00Medium
1/8/2021Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$42.00 ➝ $50.00Low
10/8/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$37.00Medium
8/16/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$39.00Low
8/13/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$38.00Low
8/4/2020Susquehanna BancsharesReiterated RatingHold$35.00Low
6/9/2020Susquehanna BancsharesReiterated RatingHold$35.00Low
6/2/2020Susquehanna BancsharesReiterated RatingHold$33.00High
5/4/2020Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$30.00 ➝ $46.00Medium
5/1/2020Stifel NicolausLower TargetHold$50.00 ➝ $46.00High
4/30/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$39.00Medium
4/14/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$37.00High
4/3/2020Susquehanna BancsharesReiterated RatingHold$34.00High
3/3/2020Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform$45.00Medium
1/9/2020Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$50.00High
10/18/2019Susquehanna BancsharesInitiated CoverageNeutral$40.00Low
5/1/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldHigh
10/26/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$45.00 ➝ $50.00High
10/22/2018Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold ➝ Hold$48.00Low
7/30/2018Robert W. BairdLower TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$47.00 ➝ $46.00Low
4/2/2018Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$50.00High
1/31/2018Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuyLow
1/31/2018Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$46.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
10/29/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$46.00N/A
(Data available from 10/5/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.13 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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National Instruments Corporation provides a software-centric platform and systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. Its programming environments software includes NI LabVIEW, a graphical software platform to visualize hardware configuration, measurement data, and debugging of application; NI LabWindows/CVI, an ANSI C integrated development environment and engineering toolbox; and NI Measurement Studio, a suite of .NET tools for building engineering applications in Microsoft Visual Studio. The company's application software comprises NI TestStand that is used for automated test and measurement applications in manufacturing environment; NI VeriStand, a software environment for configuring real-time testing applications; Flexlogger for sensor configuration and data logging of mixed signals; and NI InsightCM Enterprise, a software for monitoring ancillary rotating equipment. Its operations management and analytic enterprise software include NI DIAdem, which is configuration-based technical data management, analysis, and report generation tools to mine and analyze engineering and measurement data; NI SystemLink, a systems management and data collection software that enables the mass coordination of connected devices, software deployments, and data communications throughout a distributed system; and NI Optimal Plus. The company also offers PXI hardware form factor; and NI semiconductor test systems, as well as software and hardware maintenance, and training and certification services. It serves semiconductor, transportation, aerospace, and defense industries; and government agencies. National Instruments Corporation has strategic agreements with Konrad Technologies, Inc. to develop test systems and solutions for autonomous driving software and hardware validation; and Foretellix Ltd. to enhance the safety of advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous vehicles. The company was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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Today's Range

Now: $40.50
Low: $39.63
High: $40.50

50 Day Range

MA: $39.67
Low: $34.91
High: $42.91

52 Week Range

Now: $40.50
Low: $29.81
High: $45.98


17,982 shs

Average Volume

895,443 shs

Market Capitalization

$5.31 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of National Instruments?

The following Wall Street analysts have issued stock ratings on National Instruments in the last twelve months: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley,, Susquehanna, Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and TheStreet.
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What is the current price target for National Instruments?

5 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for National Instruments in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $44.80, suggesting a possible upside of 10.6%. Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. has the highest price target set, predicting NATI will reach $50.00 in the next twelve months. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $35.00 for National Instruments in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for National Instruments?

National Instruments currently has 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe NATI will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of National Instruments.
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How do I contact National Instruments' investor relations team?

National Instruments' physical mailing address is 11500 North MoPac Expressway, Austin TX, 78759. The technology company's listed phone number is (512) 683-0100 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for National Instruments is Learn More about contacing National Instruments investor relations.