Are There Any Catalysts to Propel Anaplan, Inc. (:PLAN) Forward?

Dedicated investors are constantly on the lookout for a bargain when it comes to stock picking. As of late, investors have been taking notice of Anaplan …

Dedicated investors are constantly on the lookout for a bargain when it comes to stock picking. As of late, investors have been taking notice of Anaplan, Inc. (:PLAN) shares. During recent trading, shares saw a move of 0.25% hitting a price of $57.24.

Investors are often trying to figure out the best way to analyze the stock market. When it comes to stock research, investors may use fundamental analysis, technical analysis, or a combination of both. Boiling down the two techniques, studying the fundamentals puts the focus on factors that may influence specific stocks, and studying the technicals puts the focus on market behavior analysis. Investors who study the fundamentals are typically trying to understand why stocks and markets move the way they do. Technical analysts are more concerned with spotting trends and trying to measure the characteristics of those trends. Some investors may prefer one method of stock research over another, but many investors may use a combination of both methods to help make sure that all the bases are covered.

Sometimes the stock market can be very confusing, even for the most seasoned investors. Even when expectations are met as predicted, the market may decide to move otherwise. This can cause uncertainty and second guessing. Keeping up with historical data as well as short-term and long-term trends may be very helpful. Over the past week, Anaplan, Inc. (:PLAN) shares have performed 8.89%. Pushing back over the last quarter, shares are 62.08%. Looking at stock performance for the past six months, shares are 105.40%. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed 115.15%.



Let’s take a quick look at some possible support and resistence levels for the stock. According to a recent spotcheck, company
Anaplan, Inc. (:PLAN) have been seen trading -0.11% away from the 50- day high. On the opposite end, shares have been trading 57.61% away from the 50-day low price. Taking a wider perspective, shares have been recently trading -0.11% off the 52-week high and 181.03% away from the 52-week low.

EPS

EPS is a portion of a company’s profit distributed to each outstanding common share. It acts as an indicator of a company’s profitability. EPS is considered to be the single most important variable in determining a the price of a share. Anaplan, Inc. (:PLAN)’s EPS growth this year is -166.00% and their trailing 12-month EPS is -1.12. As such, analysts can estimate Anaplan, Inc.’s growth for next year as 18.60%.

RETURNS AND RECOMMENDATION

While looking at past performance of a particular stock is important when speculating on its future, we must take other indicators into consideration as well. What are the returns? Anaplan, Inc. (:PLAN)’s Return on Assets (ROA) of -30.40% is an indicator of how profitable Anaplan, Inc. is relative to their total assets. ROA gives us an idea of how efficient management is at using assets to generate earnings We get ROA by dividing their annual earnings by their total assets. Anaplan, Inc.’s Return on Equity (ROE) is -55.20%, measure their profitability and reveals how much profit they generate with the money their shareholders. We calculate ROE by dividing their net income by their shareholder’s equity. Finally, Anaplan, Inc.’s Return on Investment, a measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment, calculated by the return of an investment divided by the cost, stands at -42.10%. Analysts on a consensus basis have a 2.20 recommendation on this stock.

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Short Interest in AstroNova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) Expands By 23.3%

Boston Partners acquired a new stake in AstroNova during the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,023,000. Quantum Capital Management acquired a …

AstroNova logoAstroNova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,700 shares, a growth of 23.3% from the April 30th total of 17,600 shares. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 37,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.6 days.

ALOT has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Grana y Montero SAA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 10th.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ALOT. Roubaix Capital LLC acquired a new stake in AstroNova during the 1st quarter worth approximately $2,242,000. Boston Partners acquired a new stake in AstroNova during the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,023,000. Quantum Capital Management acquired a new stake in AstroNova during the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,019,000. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in AstroNova by 7.5% during the 1st quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 414,720 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $8,456,000 after buying an additional 28,760 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in AstroNova by 8.7% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 289,238 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,248,000 after buying an additional 23,155 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.97% of the company’s stock.

Shares of AstroNova stock traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $25.14. The stock had a trading volume of 37,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,986. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $25.84. AstroNova has a 12-month low of $16.74 and a 12-month high of $27.96. The company has a current ratio of 2.73, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. The company has a market cap of $180.74 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.66, a P/E/G ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 0.25.

AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June 5th. The business services provider reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. AstroNova had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 9.75%. The firm had revenue of $36.18 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that AstroNova will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 17th were issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 14th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.11%. AstroNova’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.15%.

AstroNova Company Profile

AstroNova, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Product Identification and Test & Measurement (T&M).

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Quotient Ltd (NASDAQ:QTNT) Director Buys $27405.00 in Stock

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Quantum Capital Management increased its position in shares of …

Quotient logoQuotient Ltd (NASDAQ:QTNT) Director Frederick Hallsworth acquired 3,150 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.70 per share, with a total value of $27,405.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 74,398 shares in the company, valued at approximately $647,262.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Quotient stock traded up $0.43 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $10.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 376,184 shares, compared to its average volume of 362,449. The company has a current ratio of 4.59, a quick ratio of 3.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.27. The stock has a market cap of $669.73 million, a PE ratio of -5.46 and a beta of 0.88. The business has a 50 day moving average of $9.22. Quotient Ltd has a 12 month low of $5.52 and a 12 month high of $11.15.

Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 28th. The company reported ($0.41) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.44) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $8.28 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.30 million. Equities analysts forecast that Quotient Ltd will post -1.59 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Quantum Capital Management increased its position in shares of Quotient by 0.7% in the first quarter. Quantum Capital Management now owns 388,302 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,499,000 after acquiring an additional 2,744 shares during the period. Knott David M increased its position in shares of Quotient by 1.8% in the first quarter. Knott David M now owns 170,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,532,000 after acquiring an additional 3,000 shares during the period. Lombard Odier Asset Management USA Corp increased its position in shares of Quotient by 4.0% in the first quarter. Lombard Odier Asset Management USA Corp now owns 260,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,343,000 after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Niemann Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Quotient in the first quarter valued at about $101,000. Finally, Resources Investment Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Quotient in the first quarter valued at about $105,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 63.91% of the company’s stock.

QTNT has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of XCel Brands from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub raised shares of Westport Fuel Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Haynes International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th.

About Quotient

Quotient Limited, a commercial-stage diagnostics company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes conventional reagent products used for blood grouping in the transfusion diagnostics market worldwide. The company is developing MosaiQ, a proprietary technology platform, which provides tests for blood grouping and serological disease screening.

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Polar Power Inc (NASDAQ:POLA) Short Interest Update

Granite Investment Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Polar Power during the 1st quarter worth approximately $365,000. Quantum Capital …

Polar Power logoPolar Power Inc (NASDAQ:POLA) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 55,700 shares, a decrease of 16.2% from the May 15th total of 66,500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.4 days. Currently, 1.6% of the company’s shares are sold short.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of POLA. Granite Investment Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Polar Power during the 1st quarter worth approximately $365,000. Quantum Capital Management lifted its position in shares of Polar Power by 81.3% in the 4th quarter. Quantum Capital Management now owns 20,997 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 9,413 shares during the period. Finally, Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN lifted its position in shares of Polar Power by 21.1% in the 1st quarter. Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN now owns 23,000 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $104,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 7.35% of the company’s stock.

POLA has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 3rd. TheStreet cut shares of Zumiez from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HB Fuller from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 3rd.

POLA stock traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $4.56. The stock had a trading volume of 100 shares, compared to its average volume of 15,174. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $4.14. Polar Power has a 52 week low of $3.45 and a 52 week high of $6.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 6.55 and a quick ratio of 3.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $46.76 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -57.39 and a beta of 0.25.

Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 15th. The utilities provider reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.02) by $0.03. Polar Power had a negative net margin of 1.68% and a negative return on equity of 2.01%. The company had revenue of $7.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.50 million. As a group, analysts anticipate that Polar Power will post 0.1 earnings per share for the current year.

Polar Power Company Profile

Polar Power, Inc designs, manufactures, and sells direct current (DC) power systems for applications in the telecommunications, military, electric vehicle charging, cogeneration, distributed power, and uninterruptable power supply markets in the United States and internationally. It offers DC base power systems, DC hybrid power systems, and DC solar hybrid power systems.

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Patriot Transportation (NASDAQ:PATI) Downgraded to “Sell” at ValuEngine

Finally, Quantum Capital Management lifted its position in shares of Patriot Transportation by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. Quantum Capital …

Patriot Transportation Holding Inc logoValuEngine downgraded shares of Patriot Transportation (NASDAQ:PATI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Thursday, ValuEngine reports.

Shares of NASDAQ PATI traded up $0.09 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $17.20. 786 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,959. Patriot Transportation has a 1-year low of $16.97 and a 1-year high of $21.95. The stock has a market cap of $57.24 million, a PE ratio of 30.00 and a beta of -0.12. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $18.11.

Patriot Transportation (NASDAQ:PATI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 13th. The transportation company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter. Patriot Transportation had a return on equity of 3.49% and a net margin of 2.55%. The business had revenue of $27.01 million during the quarter.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Patriot Transportation by 1.1% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 116,568 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,272,000 after purchasing an additional 1,243 shares during the last quarter. Estabrook Capital Management lifted its position in shares of Patriot Transportation by 1.8% during the 4th quarter. Estabrook Capital Management now owns 87,761 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,730,000 after purchasing an additional 1,565 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantum Capital Management lifted its position in shares of Patriot Transportation by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. Quantum Capital Management now owns 74,265 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,396,000 after purchasing an additional 569 shares during the last quarter. 51.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Patriot Transportation

Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc, through its subsidiary, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc, engages in the transportation business. The company is involved in hauling petroleum related products, including gas and diesel fuel; and dry bulk commodities, such as cement, lime, and various industrial powder products, and liquid chemicals.

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