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How to buy AstroNova stock | $17.04

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AstroNova Inc is a computer hardware business based in the US. AstroNova shares (ALOT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AstroNova employs 327 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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AstroNova stock price (NASDAQ: ALOT)

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AstroNova shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$17.04
52-week range$7.70 - $18.05
50-day moving average $15.76
200-day moving average $15.43
Wall St. target price$26.00
PE ratio 14.6266
Dividend yield $0.07 (0.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.17

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AstroNova price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.04 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-18) 1.85%
1 month (2021-09-24) 11.38%
3 months (2021-07-23) 12.11%
6 months (2021-04-23) -4.64%
1 year (2020-10-23) 104.97%
2 years (2019-10-25) 9.23%
3 years (2018-10-25) 19.52
5 years (2016-10-25) 17.56%

Is AstroNova under- or over-valued?

Valuing AstroNova stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AstroNova's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AstroNova's P/E ratio

AstroNova's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, AstroNova shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

AstroNova's EBITDA

AstroNova's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AstroNova's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AstroNova financials

Revenue TTM $116.4 million
Operating margin TTM 4.68%
Gross profit TTM $41.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.94%
Return on equity TTM 10.91%
Profit margin 7.27%
Book value $11.42
Market capitalisation $123.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AstroNova shares

There are currently 28,549 AstroNova shares held short by investors – that's known as AstroNova's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% up from 28,231 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AstroNova shares can be evaluated.

AstroNova's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AstroNova's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AstroNova shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AstroNova shares traded daily (recently around 7952.3676880223). AstroNova's SIR currently stands at 3.59. In other words for every 100,000 AstroNova shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3590 shares are currently held short.

However AstroNova's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AstroNova shares, or, against the total number of tradable AstroNova shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AstroNova's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AstroNova shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0041% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AstroNova shares, roughly 4 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AstroNova.

Find out more about how you can short AstroNova stock.

AstroNova share dividends

We're not expecting AstroNova to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have AstroNova's shares ever split?

AstroNova's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 2 July 2006. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AstroNova shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AstroNova shares which in turn could have impacted AstroNova's share price.

AstroNova share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AstroNova's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.7 up to $18.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALOT.US volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AstroNova's is 0.791. This would suggest that AstroNova's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AstroNova overview

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 through two segments, Product Identification (PI) and Test & Measurement (T&M). The PI segment offers tabletop and production-ready digital color label printers, as well as specialty OEM printing systems under the QuickLabel brand; digital color label mini-presses and all-in-one inline specialty printing systems under the TrojanLabel brand; and pressure sensitive labels, tags, inks, toner, and thermal transfer materials under the GetLabels brand. This segment also develops and licenses various specialized software programs to design and manage labels and print images, as well as manage and operate its printers and presses on an automated basis; and provides training and support. It serves chemicals, cosmetics, food and beverage, medical products, pharmaceuticals, and other industries, as well as brand owners, label converters, commercial printers, and packaging manufacturers. The T&M segment offers airborne printing solutions, such as ToughWriter used to print hard copies of navigation maps, arrival and departure procedures, flight itineraries, weather maps, performance data, passenger data, and various air traffic control data; ToughSwitch, an ethernet switches used to connect multiple computers or Ethernet devices; TMX high-speed data acquisition systems; Daxus DXS-100 distributed data acquisition platform; SmartCorder DDX100 portable all-in-one data acquisition systems for facility maintenance and field testing; and Everest EV-500, a digital strip chart recording system used primarily in telemetry applications.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of AstroNova is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.985% of AstroNova shares are held by insiders and 55.36% by institutions.
How many people work for AstroNova?
Latest data suggests 327 work at AstroNova.
When does the fiscal year end for AstroNova?
AstroNova's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is AstroNova based?
AstroNova's address is: 600 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, RI, United States, 02893
What is AstroNova's ISIN number?
AstroNova's international securities identification number is: US04638F1084
What is AstroNova's CUSIP number?
AstroNova's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 04638F108

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