| AstroNova designs, develops, manufactures and distributes a range of specialty printers and data acquisition and analysis systems, including both hardware and software, which incorporate technologies to acquire, store, analyze, and show data in multiple formats. Co.'s business consists of two segments, Product Identification (PI) and Test & Measurement (T&M). The PI segment includes specialty printing systems sold under the QuickLabel®, TrojanLabel® and GetLabels brand names. The T&M segment includes Co.'s line of aerospace printers and test and measurement data acquisition systems sold under the AstroNova ® brand name. The ALOT YTD return is shown above.
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is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
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