AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT – Get Free Report) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 11,700 shares, an increase of 9.3% from the October 15th total of 10,700 shares. Approximately 0.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 6,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days.
Analyst Ratings Changes
Separately, StockNews.com lowered shares of AstroNova from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th.
Hedge Funds Weigh In On AstroNova
AstroNova Stock Performance
Shares of ALOT opened at $13.50 on Friday. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $12.92 and a 200-day simple moving average of $14.08. AstroNova has a 52-week low of $11.10 and a 52-week high of $17.21. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 2.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. The company has a market capitalization of $100.17 million, a PE ratio of 122.73 and a beta of 0.60.
AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT – Get Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 6th. The business services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $35.52 million during the quarter. AstroNova had a return on equity of 4.92% and a net margin of 0.59%.
AstroNova Company Profile
AstroNova, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Central and South America, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Product Identification (PI) and Test & Measurement (T&M).
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