American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.50.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on AVD. BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Roth Capital set a $28.00 price target on shares of American Vanguard Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 1st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of American Vanguard Corporation in a report on Friday, November 3rd.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its holdings in shares of American Vanguard Corporation by 105.7% during the 3rd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 65,019 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,489,000 after purchasing an additional 33,413 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. purchased a new stake in American Vanguard Corporation in the 3rd quarter worth $406,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH increased its holdings in American Vanguard Corporation by 15.7% in the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 218,761 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,010,000 after acquiring an additional 29,737 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in American Vanguard Corporation by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,481,563 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $56,828,000 after acquiring an additional 28,327 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in American Vanguard Corporation in the 3rd quarter worth $221,000. 76.66% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) opened at $19.50 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.37, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. The company has a market cap of $573.55, a PE ratio of 35.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.30. American Vanguard Corporation has a 12-month low of $14.65 and a 12-month high of $24.00.

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $90.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $89.17 million. American Vanguard Corporation had a net margin of 4.83% and a return on equity of 5.44%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.10 EPS. equities research analysts expect that American Vanguard Corporation will post 0.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About American Vanguard Corporation

American Vanguard Corporation operates as a holding company. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries, AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), GemChem, Inc (GemChem), 2110 Davie Corporation (DAVIE), Quimica Amvac de Mexico SA de C.V. (AMVAC M), AMVAC Mexico Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (AMVAC M Srl), AMVAC de Costa Rica Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (AMVAC CR Srl), AMVAC Switzerland GmbH (AMVAC S), AMVAC do Brasil Representacoes Ltda (AMVAC B), AMVAC C.V.

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