AstroNova, Inc. (ALOT) Director Sells $67,650.00 in Stock

AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) Director Everett V. Pizzuti sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.53, for a total transaction of $67,650.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 78,132 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,057,125.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) traded up 0.76% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $13.30. The stock had a trading volume of 10,444 shares. The firm has a market cap of $89.50 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.52 and a beta of -0.01. The company has a 50-day moving average of $13.69 and a 200 day moving average of $13.99. AstroNova, Inc. has a one year low of $12.50 and a one year high of $15.65.

AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. AstroNova had a return on equity of 4.64% and a net margin of 3.13%. The firm had revenue of $27.48 million during the quarter. On average, equities research analysts forecast that AstroNova, Inc. will post $1.09 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. AstroNova’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 65.12%.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC purchased a new stake in shares of AstroNova during the 2nd quarter worth about $365,000. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of AstroNova by 8.9% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 30,432 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $393,000 after purchasing an additional 2,478 shares in the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC raised its stake in shares of AstroNova by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 51,654 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $666,000 after purchasing an additional 267 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of AstroNova by 8.8% during the 2nd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 146,572 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,920,000 after purchasing an additional 11,799 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of AstroNova by 83.9% during the 2nd quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 257,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,326,000 after purchasing an additional 117,624 shares in the last quarter. 54.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

AstroNova Company Profile

AstroNova, Inc, formerly Astro-Med, Inc, designs, develops, manufactures and distributes a range of specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems. The Company operates through two segments: QuickLabel and Test & Measurement (T&M). The Company offers both hardware and software, which incorporate technologies in order to acquire, store, analyze and present data in multiple formats.

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