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Ormat Technologies, Inc. (ORA) Reaches $66.58 High on Jan, 17; Astronova (ALOT) SI Increased By 22.22%

Astronova Incorporated (NASDAQ:ALOT) had an increase of 22.22% in short interest. ALOT’s SI was 6,600 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 22.22% from 5,400 shares previously. With 16,200 avg volume, 0 days are for Astronova Incorporated (NASDAQ:ALOT)’s short sellers to cover ALOT’s short positions. The SI to Astronova Incorporated’s float is 0.12%. The stock decreased 1.43% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $13.8. About 848 shares traded. AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) has declined 1.05% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.75% the S&P500.

The stock of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) reached all time high today, Jan, 17 and still has $71.90 target or 8.00% above today’s $66.58 share price. This indicates more upside for the $3.37 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $71.90 PT is reached, the company will be worth $269.52 million more. The stock increased 1.53% or $1.005 during the last trading session, reaching $66.575. About 56,349 shares traded. Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) has risen 34.71% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.01% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.55 EPS, down 1.79% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.56 per share. ORA’s profit will be $27.83 million for 30.26 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Ormat Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.95% EPS growth.

Ormat Technologies, Inc. engages in geothermal and recovered energy power business worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.37 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Electricity and Product. It has a 28.57 P/E ratio. The Electricity segment develops, builds, owns, and operates geothermal and recovered energy power plants; and sells electricity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 16 investors sold Ormat Technologies, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 20.98 million shares or 1.96% more from 20.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 10,511 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Nationwide Fund has 0.02% invested in Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) for 89,927 shares. Barclays Public Limited Company has 2,738 shares. Natl Asset Mngmt Inc holds 6,728 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Us Retail Bank De invested 0% of its portfolio in Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA). Tru Of Vermont holds 1,520 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Zacks Mngmt has 26,202 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Ftb Advsrs has 0% invested in Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA). Tortoise Capital Advisors Limited Liability Corporation reported 30 shares. Dupont Capital Mngmt Corporation reported 38,053 shares stake. Geode Cap Limited Co stated it has 0.01% in Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA). Gabelli Funds Ltd Company stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA). Yorktown Research invested 0.1% in Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA). Asset One Limited reported 0% in Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA). Northern Trust holds 0.01% or 495,932 shares in its portfolio.

Among 8 analysts covering Ormat Technologies Inc (NYSE:ORA), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Ormat Technologies Inc had 17 analyst reports since January 4, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, November 13. Oppenheimer maintained Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) on Friday, May 5 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, June 7. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by JP Morgan. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, May 6 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $67.0 target in Friday, August 18 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ORA in report on Friday, September 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Barclays Capital.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $7.29 million activity. Shares for $685,619 were sold by Argas Shlomi on Wednesday, September 27. Rosner Etty sold 9,983 shares worth $601,276. 2,976 shares were sold by Hatzir Shimon, worth $174,096. Another trade for 7,500 shares valued at $433,125 was made by JOYAL ROBERT EUGENE on Monday, August 7. Sullivan Bob sold $621,982 worth of stock or 9,890 shares. Krieger Zvi sold $467,091 worth of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) on Thursday, September 28. 2,500 shares were sold by Granot David, worth $144,150 on Thursday, September 14.

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 $93.30 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Product Identification and Test & Measurement. It has a 28.81 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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