Everett V. Pizzuti Sells 5,000 Shares of AstroNova, Inc. (ALOT) Stock
AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) Director Everett V. Pizzuti sold 5,000 shares of AstroNova stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.50, for a total value of $67,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 83,132 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,122,282. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.
AstroNova, Inc. (ALOT) opened at 13.70 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $13.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $92.19 million, a PE ratio of 32.46 and a beta of -0.02. AstroNova, Inc. has a one year low of $12.50 and a one year high of $16.00.
AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter. AstroNova had a net margin of 3.13% and a return on equity of 4.48%. The company had revenue of $27.48 million for the quarter. Analysts anticipate that AstroNova, Inc. will post $1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. AstroNova’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.12%.
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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in AstroNova by 83.9% in the second quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 257,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,326,000 after buying an additional 117,624 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in AstroNova by 1.1% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 514,730 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,743,000 after buying an additional 5,599 shares during the period. MML Investors Services LLC boosted its position in AstroNova by 0.5% in the second quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 51,654 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $666,000 after buying an additional 267 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in AstroNova by 22.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 350,261 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,588,000 after buying an additional 64,800 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in AstroNova by 8.9% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 30,432 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $393,000 after buying an additional 2,478 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 54.43% 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.
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