Astronova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) Could Improve Your Long Portfolio After Less Shorts Reported

March 17, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

 Astronova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) Could Improve Your Long Portfolio After Less Shorts Reported

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 4 investors sold AstroNova, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 3.68 million shares or 2.85% more from 3.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Moreover, Bridgeway Cap Management has 0.01% invested in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). The New York-based Grace White Ny has invested 0.28% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Rutabaga Cap Mngmt Ma, Massachusetts-based fund reported 344,983 shares. Albert D Mason reported 14,482 shares. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability invested 0% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Ariel Invs Lc reported 0.11% of its portfolio in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 765 shares stake. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P invested in 0% or 514,251 shares. North Star Mngmt Corp, Illinois-based fund reported 89,450 shares. State Common Retirement Fund, New York-based fund reported 146,572 shares. Northern invested in 0% or 29,168 shares. Pennsylvania-based Girard Prtnrs Ltd has invested 0.03% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Royal Savings Bank Of Canada accumulated 0% or 8 shares. Blackrock reported 0% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Salem Investment Counselors accumulated 136,145 shares or 0.21% of the stock.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $70,290 activity.

The stock of Astronova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) registered a decrease of 7.14% in short interest. ALOT’s total short interest was 2,600 shares in March as published by FINRA. Its down 7.14% from 2,800 shares, reported previously. With 15,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 0 days to cover their ALOT’s short positions. The short interest to Astronova Inc’s float is 0.05%.

The stock decreased 2.90% or $0.425 during the last trading session, reaching $14.225. About 30,196 shares traded or 85.00% up from the average. AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) has declined 1.05% since March 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.75% the S&P500.

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 $96.18 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Product Identification and Test & Measurement. It has a 30.27 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.

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