AstroNova, Inc. (ALOT) Reaches $19.32 High on May, 10; International Business Machines (IBM) Covered By 13 Bullish Analysts Last Week

May 10, 2018 - By Peter Mason

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The stock of AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) reached all time high today, May, 10 and still has $20.87 target or 8.00% above today’s $19.32 share price. This indicates more upside for the $131.39 million company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $20.87 PT is reached, the company will be worth $10.51M more. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.0747 during the last trading session, reaching $19.3247. About 15,427 shares traded. AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) has risen 4.32% since May 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.23% the S&P500.

Among 33 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. International Business Machines had 129 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 31 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, July 19 with “Underperform”. J.P. Morgan maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) on Wednesday, April 18 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of IBM in report on Tuesday, July 11 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Bernstein. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 10 by Bank of America. As per Friday, October 9, the company rating was initiated by Drexel Hamilton. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Friday, July 21. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of IBM in report on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by Credit Suisse. See International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) latest ratings:

18/04/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $182.0000 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $180.0000 Maintain
21/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Buy New Target: $198.0 Maintain
09/03/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $182.0 Maintain
09/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Buy New Target: $198.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Sell New Target: $125.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $175.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $180.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $167.0 Maintain

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 $131.39 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Product Identification and Test & Measurement. It has a 41.12 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.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $70,290 activity. $70,290 worth of AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) was sold by PIZZUTI EVERETT V.

More recent AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AstroNova Holds An 8% Upside” on May 04, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Astro-Med (ALOT) Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certificate to Retrofit Boeing 737NG Aircraft with ToughWriter 5 …” on April 23, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “AstroNova to Present at East Coast IDEAS Investor Conference” with publication date: April 25, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.76, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 2 investors sold AstroNova, Inc. shares while 7 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 3.71 million shares or 0.93% more from 3.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The Illinois-based Northern has invested 0% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Rutabaga Capital Mgmt Limited Ma accumulated 0.83% or 259,070 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Sei Investments has invested 0% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Kennedy Mgmt reported 238,952 shares. Salem Investment Counselors holds 0.21% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) or 139,345 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% of its portfolio in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) for 3,750 shares. Berson & Corrado Inv Ltd Liability Company owns 18,805 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt stated it has 0.01% in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Royal Retail Bank Of Canada reported 0% stake. Moreover, Wellington Management Group Llp has 0% invested in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Panagora Asset Management holds 0% or 1,964 shares. Dimensional Fund L P holds 0% or 518,662 shares in its portfolio. Renaissance Techs Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). North Star Investment Mngmt has 0.16% invested in AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). Grace & White Ny reported 105,386 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.29, from 0.74 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 54 investors sold International Business Machines Corporation shares while 604 reduced holdings. 156 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. 504.07 million shares or 2.90% less from 519.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. America First Investment Limited Liability Corp reported 300 shares. Old Point & Financial Services N A owns 8,205 shares for 0.68% of their portfolio. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas reported 3.38 million shares. Calamos Advisors Limited Liability invested in 0.07% or 90,239 shares. Cadence National Bank & Trust Na has invested 1.09% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Moreover, Joel Isaacson Company Limited Liability Company has 0.28% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Cullen Frost Bankers holds 37,328 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Ameriprise Financial has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Ashfield Ptnrs Limited Liability Corporation owns 18,239 shares. Reynders Mcveigh Management Ltd Liability stated it has 43,630 shares or 0.88% of all its holdings. Holderness Company accumulated 1.07% or 14,189 shares. Great Lakes Advisors Ltd Liability Company has 0.1% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 29,059 shares. 4,143 were reported by 10. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co has 41,923 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Dixon Hubard Feinour And Brown Va reported 0.42% stake.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology services and products worldwide. The company has market cap of $132.34 billion. The Company’s Cognitive Solutions segment includes Watson, a cognitive computing platform that interacts in natural language, processes big data, and learns from interactions with people and computers. It has a 23.5 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Cognitive Solutions segment also offers data and analytics solutions, including analytics and data management platforms, cloud data services, enterprise social software, talent management solutions, and solutions tailored by industry; and transaction processing software that runs mission-critical systems in banking, airlines, and retail industries.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 selling transactions for $2.69 million activity. The insider Clementi Erich sold $2.01M. Shares for $780,000 were sold by Gherson Diane J. $99,659 worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) was bought by WADDELL FREDERICK H on Wednesday, January 31.

The stock increased 1.09% or $1.56 during the last trading session, reaching $144.17. About 1.88 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has declined 12.58% since May 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.13% the S&P500.

More notable recent International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “IBM And Its Deceiving Dividend” on May 07, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Former Microsoft exec built a multi-million-dollar Marin-based lifestyle brand — her newest retail venture will give away …” published on May 10, 2018, Fool.com published: “Better Buy: International Business Machines (IBM) vs. Oracle (ORCL)” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Who IBM Is Laying Off and What They Have to Say About It” published on April 27, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “IBM Announces Collaboration with North Carolina State University to Accelerate Quantum Computing” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

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