Autoscope Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:AATC) Short Interest Update

Autoscope Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:AATCGet Rating) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,600 shares, a decline of 68.4% from the April 30th total of 27,200 shares. Approximately 0.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 13,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of AATC. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Autoscope Technologies in the third quarter valued at about $37,000. LPL Financial LLC raised its stake in Autoscope Technologies by 43.3% in the fourth quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 28,141 shares of the company’s stock valued at $177,000 after purchasing an additional 8,509 shares in the last quarter. Private Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Autoscope Technologies in the third quarter valued at about $77,000. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC acquired a new position in Autoscope Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at about $75,000. Finally, Koss Olinger Consulting LLC acquired a new position in Autoscope Technologies in the first quarter valued at about $93,000. 18.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

AATC stock opened at $5.51 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 9.61 and a quick ratio of 12.18. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $6.36 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $6.55. Autoscope Technologies has a one year low of $5.06 and a one year high of $9.36. The stock has a market cap of $29.70 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.19 and a beta of 0.90.

Autoscope Technologies (NASDAQ:AATCGet Rating) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, March 22nd. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter. Autoscope Technologies had a return on equity of 5.88% and a net margin of 9.07%. The firm had revenue of $3.20 million for the quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 20th. Autoscope Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 228.57%.

Autoscope Technologies Company Profile (Get Rating)

Autoscope Technologies Corporation develops and markets video and radar processing products for use in intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, and traffic data collection applications in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. It operates in two segments, Intersection and Highway.

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