Short Interest in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) Decreases By 6.3%

AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOTGet Rating) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 10,400 shares, a decline of 6.3% from the December 15th total of 11,100 shares. Approximately 0.2% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 5,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 days.

AstroNova Price Performance

Shares of NASDAQ:ALOT opened at $13.99 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 1.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. AstroNova has a fifty-two week low of $10.97 and a fifty-two week high of $15.98. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $12.35 and a 200 day simple moving average of $12.15. The company has a market cap of $102.83 million, a PE ratio of 174.90 and a beta of 0.60.

AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOTGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 7th. The business services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter. AstroNova had a net margin of 0.41% and a return on equity of 1.33%. The business had revenue of $39.41 million during the quarter.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On AstroNova

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA grew its position in shares of AstroNova by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA now owns 181,723 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,177,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in AstroNova by 124.8% during the 3rd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,136 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $25,000 after purchasing an additional 1,186 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its stake in AstroNova by 13.4% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 21,413 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $257,000 after purchasing an additional 2,524 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in AstroNova by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 543,927 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $8,251,000 after purchasing an additional 3,388 shares during the period. Finally, Grace & White Inc. NY boosted its stake in AstroNova by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. Grace & White Inc. NY now owns 136,049 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,630,000 after purchasing an additional 9,381 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 45.84% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, StockNews.com started coverage on shares of AstroNova in a research report on Tuesday. They issued a “strong-buy” rating for the company.

AstroNova Company Profile

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AstroNova, Inc engages in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of specialty printers and data acquisition and analysis systems. It operates through the Product Identification (PI) and Test and Measurement (T&M) segments. The PI segment offers digital label printers, over-printers, labeling software, spare parts, service contracts, and related printing supplies such as pressure sensitive labels, tags, inks, toners, and thermal transfer ribbons used in product identification digital printers.

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