News coverage about American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Vanguard Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.6304378243775 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on AVD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub lowered shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $22.00 price objective on shares of American Vanguard Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.33.
American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) traded up 0.24% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $20.85. 3,246 shares of the company traded hands. American Vanguard Corporation has a 12-month low of $14.20 and a 12-month high of $21.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $620.98 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.55 and a beta of 1.29. The company’s 50-day moving average is $19.68 and its 200-day moving average is $17.66.
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $77.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $77.71 million. American Vanguard Corporation had a return on equity of 5.10% and a net margin of 4.56%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.11 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that American Vanguard Corporation will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, insider David` T. Johnson sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total value of $114,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 35,040 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $665,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 4.70% of the company’s stock.
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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