AstroNova stock: buy or sell?
July 15th, 2019
AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.
Should I buy AstroNova stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with AstroNova stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is AstroNova stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for ALOT stock for the last month.
AstroNova stock analysis
Shares of AstroNova closed today at $24.94 and decreased a bad -0.80%.
AstroNova shares decreased -0.80% to $24.94 today. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on April, ALOT price climbed $0.12 per share (0.48%). On March ALOT price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On May, ALOT hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on May tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
Shares of AstroNova ended this week at $24.94 and slightly fell a lame -0.80%.
AstroNova stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last all-time high AstroNova marked by mid May. Early April, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 3.53%. By mid March ALOT price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.
AstroNova stock price history
AstroNova IPO was on October 2nd, 1981 at $0.53 per share1. Since then, ALOT stock surged a 4,605.70%, with a yearly average of 124.50%. If you had invested $1,000 in AstroNova stock in 1981, it would worth $46,057.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
AstroNova stock historical price chart
ALOT stock reached all-time highs on May with a price of $27.80.
AstroNova stock price targetPredicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for AstroNova stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter presenting its last earnings report on March, AstroNova skyrocketed a super good 44.92%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2019, AstroNova annual sales boosted an exceptional 20.51% to $136.66 M dollars from $113.40 marked in 2018. When comparing 2019 vs 2018, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stepped up a 1.30% to 4.19%.
|2014||$69 M||-||$1.24 M1.8%||-|
|2014||$88 M||28.81%||$4.66 M5.3%||275.81%|
|2015||$88 M||0.00%||$4.66 M5.3%||0.04%|
|2015||$95 M||7.15%||$4.53 M4.8%||-2.83%|
|2016||$95 M||0.00%||$4.53 M4.8%||-0.11%|
|2016||$98 M||4.01%||$4.23 M4.3%||-6.52%|
|2017||$98 M||0.00%||$4.23 M4.3%||-0.05%|
|2017||$113 M||15.19%||$3.29 M2.9%||-22.19%|
|2018||$113 M||0.00%||$3.29 M2.9%||-0.12%|
|2019||$137 M||20.51%||$5.73 M4.2%||74.38%|
Quarterly financial resultsAstroNova posted $37.17 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 8.69% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2.31 million with a profit margin of 6.20%. Profit margin inched a 2.06% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.14%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, AstroNova sales marked an outstanding increase and climbed a 13.66%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, AstroNova posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$24 M||-||$0.51 M2.1%||-|
|2017-Q3||$27 M||12.35%||$0.73 M2.6%||41.99%|
|2017-Q4||$29 M||4.66%||$1.42 M4.9%||95.19%|
|2018-Q1||$33 M||13.70%||$0.63 M1.9%||-55.67%|
|2018-Q2||$31 M||-3.71%||$0.81 M2.6%||29.41%|
|2018-Q3||$34 M||7.37%||$1.19 M3.5%||46.68%|
|2018-Q4||$34 M||1.15%||$1.42 M4.1%||18.68%|
|2019-Q1||$37 M||8.69%||$2.31 M6.2%||62.67%|
AstroNova ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.
AstroNova shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 12.36% of all shares.
In case of AstroNova stock, 59.99% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for ALOT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$174.3 M||$1.0 B||$99.0 B||$14.4 B||$4.2 B|
|Total shares||7.0 M||116.7 M||701.9 M||145.3 M||79.0 M|
|Float shares||6.2 M||112.0 M||635.3 M||143.3 M||70.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||60.0%||69.9%||79.9%||90.7%||85.1%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||12.4%||4.0%||11.4%||2.6%||17.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Monday, July 15th, 2019|
|Day range||$24.56 - $25.32|
|Average true range||$0.56|
|50d mov avg||$25.68|
|100d mov avg||$23.66|
|200d mov avg||$21.56|
AstroNova performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked 3D Systems, Danaher, Dover, Integra LifeSciences, Mercury Systems, National Instruments, TransAct Technologies, USA Technologies and Zebra Technologies as the bechmarking frame for AstroNova stock.