News stories about AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AstroNova earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage 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 next few days.

AstroNova (NASDAQ ALOT) traded up 0.76% on Wednesday, reaching $13.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 14,487 shares. AstroNova has a 12-month low of $12.50 and a 12-month high of $15.65. The stock has a market cap of $89.50 million, a PE ratio of 31.52 and a beta of -0.01. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $13.69 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.99.

AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm 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%. On average, equities analysts expect that AstroNova will post $1.09 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.12%. AstroNova’s dividend payout ratio is currently 65.12%.

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In other AstroNova news, Director Everett V. Pizzuti sold 5,000 shares of the business’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 completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 101,955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,405,959.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders have sold a total of 35,000 shares of company stock valued at $479,500 over the last three months. Company insiders own 14.50% of the company’s stock.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT)

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