Stock on Watch: National Instruments Corporation (NATI)

Company Profile:

National Instruments Corporation designs, manufactures and sells systems to engineers and scientists. The Company offers graphical system design approach to engineering, which provides a software and hardware platform for the development of systems needing measurement and control. The Company offers a line of measurement, automation and control products to work either separately, as stand-alone products or as an integrated system or as an integrated system. The Company offers products, technology and services, which include system design software, programming tools, application software, hardware products and related driver software, NI education platform, software products for teaching and hardware products for teaching. The Company also offers NI Services, including hardware services and maintenance, software maintenance services and training and certification.The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Recent News:

On Jan. 28, 2016, the company announced Q4 revenue of $334 million, up 0.5 percent year over year in U.S. dollar terms with core revenue up 4.3 percent year over year.

The Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share on the company’s common stock. This dividend is payable on March 7, 2016, to stockholders of record on Feb. 16, 2016.

On Jan. 26, 2016, the company announced the release of its Automated Test Outlook 2016. The annual test and measurement report delivers a comprehensive view of the key trends expected to impact automated test environments with the proliferation of connected devices, from preparing to test mmWave communication to effectively using manufacturing test data to propel business results.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

NATI’s strengths can be seen in its better growth and better profitability. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish cross in Stochastic Oscillator. RSI is increasing to 44.58. The current P/BV ratio indicates it is undervalued compared to the average P/BV ratio of the industry and the sector. We rate National Instruments Corporation (NATI) a Strong BUY.

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