In deep diving into the profits for Astronics Corporation (NasdaqGS:ATRO) we can see that the trailing 12 months net profit growth stands at 9.68461.  

The calculation for this number is as follows: 1yr Growth Net Profit = 1 year percentage growth in Net Profit After Tax. Net profit is also referred to as the bottom line.  This is one of the most closely followed ratios in terms of company financials for investors.  Net profit growth is one of the main drivers of a firm’s share price.

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Astronics Corporation (NasdaqGS:ATRO) shares currently have a 125/250 day adjusted slope average of 8.85928. The Adjusted Slope 125/250d indicator is equal to the average annualized exponential regression slope, over the past 125 and 250 trading days, multiplied by the coefficient of determination (R2). This indicator is useful in helping find shares that have been on a consistent upward direction over the past six months to a year. Generally speaking, the higher the 125/250 value the better as this would indicate a consistent increase closely correlates to the actual stock price.

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Shares of Astronics Corporation (NasdaqGS:ATRO) are showing an adjusted slope average of the past 125 and 250 days of 8.85928. The Adjusted Slope 125/250d indicator is equal to the average annualized exponential regression slope, over the past 125 and 250 trading days, multiplied by the coefficient of determination (R2). The purpose of this calculation is to provide a longer term average adjusted slope value that evens out large stock price movements by using the average. This indicator is useful in helping find stocks that have been on a smooth upward trend over the past 6 months to a year.

Astronics Corporation (NasdaqGS:ATRO) of the Aerospace & Defense sector closed the recent session at 42.920000 with a market value of $1399631.

Debt

In looking at some Debt ratios, Astronics Corporation (NasdaqGS:ATRO) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.24744 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of 0.449621. This ratio provides insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated. In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at 1.27503. This ratio reveals how easily a company is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt. The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio. Astronics Corporation’s ND to MV current stands at 0.070976. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.

Investor Target Weight

Astronics Corporation (NasdaqGS:ATRO) has a current suggested portfolio rate of 0.03640 (as a decimal) ownership. Target weight is the volatility adjusted recommended position size for a stock in your portfolio. The maximum target weight is 7% for any given stock. The indicator is based off of the 100 day volatility reading and calculates a target weight accordingly. The more recent volatility of a stock, the lower the target weight will be. The 3-month volatility stands at 42.297000 (decimal). This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized.

50/200 Simple Moving Average Cross

Astronics Corporation (NasdaqGS:ATRO) has a 1.03057 50/200 day moving average cross value. Cross SMA 50/200 (SMA = Simple Moving Average) and is calculated as follows:

Cross SMA 50/200 = 50 day moving average / 200day moving average. If the Cross SMA 50/200 value is greater than 1, it tell us that the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average (golden cross), indicating an upward moving share price.

On the other hand if the Cross SMA 50/200 value is less than 1, this shows that the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average (a death cross), and tells us that share prices has fallen recently and may continue to do so.

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