Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) Share Price

Press coverage about American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Vanguard Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.7188491591725 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut American Vanguard Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Roth Capital set a $28.00 price target on American Vanguard Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. BidaskClub cut American Vanguard Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of American Vanguard Corporation in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. American Vanguard Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.33.

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) opened at $19.00 on Wednesday. American Vanguard Corporation has a 12-month low of $14.65 and a 12-month high of $24.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 2.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $558.65, a PE ratio of 34.72, a P/E/G ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.30.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 5th were paid a dividend of $0.015 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, October 4th. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.32%. American Vanguard Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 11.11%.

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American Vanguard Corporation Company Profile

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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