Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect AstroNova (ALOT) Share Price

News stories about AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AstroNova earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.5972765146234 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of AstroNova (NASDAQ ALOT) opened at $14.05 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $98.10, a P/E ratio of 29.69 and a beta of -0.01. The company has a current ratio of 3.85, a quick ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. AstroNova has a 1 year low of $11.00 and a 1 year high of $15.65.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 12th. AstroNova’s dividend payout ratio is presently 57.14%.

In other AstroNova news, Director Everett V. Pizzuti sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.67, for a total value of $68,350.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 14.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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