AstroNova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) Director Everett V. Pizzuti sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.06, for a total value of $70,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 59,453 shares in the company, valued at $835,909.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
AstroNova Inc (NASDAQ ALOT) traded down $0.24 during trading on Thursday, hitting $14.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 300 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,544. The company has a market cap of $96.28, a PE ratio of 29.06 and a beta of -0.01. AstroNova Inc has a 52-week low of $11.00 and a 52-week high of $15.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 3.27 and a quick ratio of 1.87.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 12th. AstroNova’s payout ratio is 57.14%.
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. MML Investors Services LLC boosted its holdings in shares of AstroNova by 0.5% during the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of AstroNova by 8.9% during the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of AstroNova by 1.1% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 514,730 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,743,000 after purchasing an additional 5,599 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of AstroNova by 8.8% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 146,572 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,920,000 after purchasing an additional 11,799 shares during the period. Finally, Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in shares of AstroNova during the second quarter worth approximately $365,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.68% 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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