The director of National Instruments (NATI), James Truchard Unloaded 7,500 Shares of the Company; Ranger Investment Management LP Raised Its Qad (QADA) Stake

Ranger Investment Management Lp increased Qad Inc. (QADA) stake by 63.41% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ranger Investment Management Lp acquired 34,050 shares as Qad Inc. (QADA)’s stock rose 2.91%. The Ranger Investment Management Lp holds 87,750 shares with $3.01 million value, up from 53,700 last quarter. Qad Inc. now has $740.83M valuation. It closed at $39.95 lastly. It is down 57.33% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

The director of National Instruments Corp, James Truchard, has just unloaded – 7,500 shares of the corporation he’s supervising and operating – coming to a total transaction of $315,150 U.S Dollars (this based on average share price of $42.0). He also sold 30,000 shares with a total value of about $1,267,775 USD in the last month. Currently, Mr. James, has ownership of 8.81 million shares, which accounts for 6.74% of the Company’s market capitalization.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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. Panagora Asset Management has 5,086 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The New York-based Fenimore Asset Mngmt has invested 0.21% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Nuveen Asset Ltd Liability holds 0% or 8,156 shares in its portfolio. Bell Comml Bank invested 0.14% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Evercore Wealth Mgmt Ltd accumulated 537 shares. Cantab Cap Llp invested in 20,446 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Moreover, State Teachers Retirement System has 0.02% invested in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Zebra Capital Mngmt Limited Com accumulated 17,675 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Metropolitan Life New York owns 104,464 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Morgan Stanley holds 241,860 shares. Koch Industries, a Kansas-based fund reported 7,693 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System owns 28,600 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Hermes Inv Mgmt Limited reported 0.74% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Miles Capital Inc stated it has 0.77% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Invesco Limited accumulated 2.41M shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 32 selling transactions for $6.31 million activity. $82,160 worth of National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) shares were sold by KODOSKY JEFFREY L. TRUCHARD JAMES J sold $300,600 worth of stock or 7,500 shares.

National Instruments Corporation designs, makes, and sells systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.75 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 54.31 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.

Among 4 analysts covering Natl Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Natl Instruments has $4600 highest and $28 lowest target. $36.25’s average target is -17.50% below currents $43.94 stock price. Natl Instruments had 7 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $36 target in Friday, July 31 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of NATI in report on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, December 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) rating on Friday, January 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $35 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was initiated on Wednesday, May 11 by FBR Capital. On Sunday, September 24 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”.

Analysts await National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.34 earnings per share, up 13.33% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.3 per share. NATI’s profit will be $44.45 million for 32.31 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by National Instruments Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.00% EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.17% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $43.94. About 370,375 shares traded. National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) has risen 38.06% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.36% the S&P500.

Ranger Investment Management Lp decreased Maxlinear Inc. (NYSE:MXL) stake by 39,665 shares to 767,485 valued at $18.23M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Cantel Medical Corp (NYSE:CMN) stake by 34,012 shares and now owns 512,623 shares. Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) was reduced too.

Among 3 analysts covering QAD (NASDAQ:QADA), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. QAD had 11 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 23 by Benchmark. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 26 by Benchmark. Zacks upgraded QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, August 27, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. On Wednesday, September 20 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 21. As per Wednesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) on Friday, August 25 with “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) rating on Monday, August 28. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $36 target. The company was maintained on Friday, August 28 by William Blair.