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Astrotech Corporation is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Astrotech Corporation shares (ASTC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Astrotech Corporation employs 27 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$627,000.

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  3. Search for Astrotech Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ASTC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Astrotech Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$1.77, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Astrotech Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Astrotech Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Astrotech Corporation share price

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Astrotech Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$1.77
52-week rangeUSD$0.98 - USD$6
50-day moving average USD$1.8262
200-day moving average USD$2.226
Wall St. target priceUSD$25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.525

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Is it a good time to buy Astrotech Corporation stock?

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Astrotech Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.77 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-15) -23.04%
1 month (2020-12-23) -7.33%
3 months (2020-10-22) -28.34%
6 months (2020-07-22) -36.56%
1 year (2020-01-22) -16.51%
2 years (2019-01-22) -62.42%
3 years (2018-01-22) 3.13
5 years (2016-01-22) 40.48%

Astrotech Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$627,000
Gross profit TTM USD$39,000
Return on assets TTM -113.92%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $0.08
Market capitalisation USD$35.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Astrotech Corporation shares

There are currently 78,742 Astrotech Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Astrotech Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 25.2% down from 105,327 last month.

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

Astrotech Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Astrotech Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Astrotech Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Astrotech Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 715836.36363636). Astrotech Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.11. In other words for every 100,000 Astrotech Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 110 shares are currently held short.

However Astrotech Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Astrotech Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Astrotech Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Astrotech Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Astrotech Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0046% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Astrotech Corporation shares, roughly 5 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 Astrotech Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Astrotech Corporation stock.

Astrotech Corporation share dividends

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

Have Astrotech Corporation's shares ever split?

Astrotech Corporation's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 16 October 2017. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Astrotech Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Astrotech Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Astrotech Corporation's share price.

Astrotech Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Astrotech Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.98 up to $6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Astrotech Corporation's is -0.7648. This would suggest that Astrotech Corporation's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Astrotech Corporation has bucked the trend.

Astrotech Corporation overview

Astrotech Corporation operates as a science and technology development and commercialization company in the United States. It operates through two segments, 1st Detect Corporation and AgLAB Inc. The 1st Detect Corporation segment manufactures explosives and narcotics trace detectors for use at airports, secured facilities, and borders. This segment provides TRACER 1000, a mass spectrometer based explosives trace detector to replace the explosives and narcotics trace detectors used at airports, cargo and secured facilities, and borders. The AgLAB Inc. segment develops AgLAB-1000, a mass spectrometer for use in the agriculture market for process control and the detection of trace amounts of solvents and pesticides. It also develops BreathTest-1000, a breath analysis tool to screen for volatile organic compound metabolites found in a person's breath. The company was formerly known as SPACEHAB, Inc. and changed its name to Astrotech Corporation in 2009. Astrotech Corporation was founded in 1984 is based in Austin, Texas.

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