Astro Med Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Falls in Q1 2018

July 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Sentiment for Astro Med Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT)

Astro Med Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2018 Q1. Its down -0.64, from 1.56 in 2017Q4. The ratio dived, as 12 active investment managers increased or opened new stock positions, while 13 sold and reduced equity positions in Astro Med Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 3.56 million shares, down from 3.71 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Astro Med Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 2 Reduced: 11 Increased: 9 New Position: 3.

AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. The company has market cap of $128.94 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Product Identification and Test & Measurement. It has a 35.81 P/E ratio. The Product Identification segment offers digital color label printers and specialty OEM printing systems; and consumables, such as labels, tags, inks, toner, and thermal transfer ribbons, as well as software used to design and print labels under the QuickLabel brand.

The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $18.8. About 29,080 shares traded or 32.25% up from the average. AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) has risen 38.35% since July 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Analysts await AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) to report earnings on August, 22. They expect $0.12 EPS, up 9.09 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.11 per share. ALOT’s profit will be $823,009 for 39.17 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by AstroNova, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00 % EPS growth.

Rutabaga Capital Management Llc Ma holds 0.93% of its portfolio in AstroNova, Inc. for 255,270 shares. Kokino Llc owns 16,567 shares or 0.77% of their US portfolio. Moreover, G2 Investment Partners Management Llc has 0.57% invested in the company for 94,175 shares. The Minnesota-based Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has invested 0.49% in the stock. Albert D Mason Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 38,552 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $76,400 activity.

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