AstroNova stock: buy or sell?

ALOT stock price: $6.19 0.00% At close on May 22nd, 2020

Updated on:
May 22nd, 2020

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Shares of AstroNova closed on Friday at $6.19 and remained steady a tight 0.00%. On Tuesday ALOT collapsed a spooky -6.83%. On May 18th ALOT rocketed an astounding 6.55%. Friday was the 3rd climbing session in a row, marking 5.27%.

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?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan 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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is AstroNova stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for ALOT stock for the last 30 days.

AstroNova stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of AstroNova ended on Friday at $6.19 and remained steady a tight 0.00%.

AstroNova shares remained constant 0.00% to $6.19 on Friday.

ALOT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a spooky -19.83% in a week by mid May, AstroNova closed this week at $6.19 and rocketed an outstanding 5.81%.

Since mid August 2019, when ALOT stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-16.11 per share (-72.24%). Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

ALOT stock chart (weekly)

AstroNova stock price history

AstroNova IPO was on October 2nd, 1981 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, ALOT stock surged a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested right after ALOT's IPO a $1,000 in AstroNova stock in 1981, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

AstroNova stock historical price chart

ALOT stock reached 52-week highs on June at $26.33, and all-time highs 2019-05-15 with a price of 27.29.

AstroNova stock price target

Predicting 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 forecast for AstroNova stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when AstroNova published its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
ALOT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.07n/a
2017-Q3-n/a0.11n/a
2017-Q4-n/a0.21n/a
2018-Q12018-03-14n/a0.25n/a
2018-Q22018-06-05n/a0.12n/a
2018-Q32018-08-220.130.1730.8%
2018-Q42018-11-210.110.281.8%
2019-Q12019-03-14n/a0.33n/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2018, last anual turnover report draw an astounding growth of 20.51% to $136.66 M dollars. When comparing 2019 vs 2018, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stepped up a 1.30% to 4.19%.

ALOT annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$69 M-$1.24 M1.8%-
2014$88 M28.81%$4.66 M5.3%275.81%
2015$88 M0.00%$4.66 M5.3%0.04%
2015$95 M7.15%$4.53 M4.8%-2.83%
2016$95 M0.00%$4.53 M4.8%-0.11%
2016$98 M4.01%$4.23 M4.3%-6.52%
2017$98 M0.00%$4.23 M4.3%-0.05%
2017$113 M15.19%$3.29 M2.9%-22.19%
2018$113 M0.00%$3.29 M2.9%-0.12%
2019$137 M20.51%$5.73 M4.2%74.38%

Quarterly financial results

AstroNova posted $37.17 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 8.69% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $2.31 M with a profit margin of 6.20%. Profit margin raised a 2.06% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.14%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, AstroNova sales marked an outstanding growth and skyrocketed a 13.66%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, AstroNova posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
ALOT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$24 M-$0.51 M2.1%-
2017-Q3$27 M12.35%$0.73 M2.6%41.99%
2017-Q4$29 M4.66%$1.42 M4.9%95.19%
2018-Q1$33 M13.70%$0.63 M1.9%-55.67%
2018-Q2$31 M-3.71%$0.81 M2.6%29.41%
2018-Q3$34 M7.37%$1.19 M3.5%46.68%
2018-Q4$34 M1.15%$1.42 M4.1%18.68%
2019-Q1$37 M8.69%$2.31 M6.2%62.67%

AstroNova ownership

Reviewing AstroNova ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For AstroNova, 5.95% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of AstroNova stock, 61.40% 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to AstroNova:

ALOT
Market cap$43.8 M
Total shares7.1 M
Float shares6.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)61.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)5.9%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AstroNova summary

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Open$6.15
Close$6.19
Day range$6.08 - $6.34
Previous close$6.19
Session gain0.00%
Average true range$0.56
50d mov avg$6.76
100d mov avg$9.56
200d mov avg$12.84
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lt11a

AstroNova performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared AstroNova against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
ALOTAstroNova-49.76%-58.29%-75.74%

AstroNova competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as AstroNova competitor. This doesn't mean AstroNova does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.