Is Astronova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) a Buy? The Stock Reported more Sellers

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.76, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 2 investors sold AstroNova, Inc. shares while 7 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 3.71 million shares or 0.93% more from 3.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Panagora Asset Management invested 0% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Blackrock Inc has invested 0% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Massachusetts-based Rutabaga Limited Co Ma has invested 0.83% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). North Star Investment Management has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Granite Investment Partners Ltd Liability has 60,048 shares. Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada stated it has 0% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). 11,200 are owned by Prudential. National Bank & Trust Of America De reported 275 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Kennedy Capital Mngmt Inc stated it has 238,952 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Deutsche National Bank Ag, a Germany-based fund reported 10,387 shares. Wellington Grp Llp stated it has 279,497 shares. Ariel Invs Ltd Com invested in 0.12% or 745,767 shares. Spark Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability accumulated 0.01% or 13,000 shares. Bridgeway Mngmt accumulated 34,000 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp stated it has 518,662 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $70,290 activity.

The stock of Astronova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) registered an increase of 106.98% in short interest. ALOT’s total short interest was 8,900 shares in April as published by FINRA. Its up 106.98% from 4,300 shares, reported previously. With 48,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 0 days to cover their ALOT’s short positions. The short interest to Astronova Inc’s float is 0.16%.

The stock increased 0.42% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $17.925. About 27,261 shares traded. AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) has risen 4.32% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.23% the S&P500.

AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. The company has market cap of $121.88 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Product Identification and Test & Measurement. It has a 38.14 P/E ratio. The Product Identification segment offers digital color label printers and specialty OEM printing systems; and consumables, such as labels, tags, inks, toner, and thermal transfer ribbons, as well as software used to design and print labels under the QuickLabel brand.

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