Press coverage about AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AstroNova earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8668573775106 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) traded up 0.78% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.90. 1,779 shares of the company were exchanged. AstroNova has a 12 month low of $12.50 and a 12 month high of $15.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $86.97 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.57 and a beta of -0.01. The company’s 50-day moving average is $13.56 and its 200 day moving average is $13.97.
AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $27.48 million during the quarter. AstroNova had a return on equity of 4.64% and a net margin of 3.13%. Analysts predict that AstroNova will post $1.09 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.19%. AstroNova’s dividend payout ratio is currently 65.12%.
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In related news, Director Everett V. Pizzuti sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.79, for a total transaction of $68,950.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 101,955 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,405,959.45. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 35,000 shares of company stock valued at $479,500. 14.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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