AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) and Creative Technology (OTCMKTS:CREAF) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for AstroNova and Creative Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Risk and Volatility
AstroNova has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Creative Technology has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
49.2% of AstroNova shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of AstroNova shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively,