American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD – Get Rating) posted its earnings results on Wednesday. The basic materials company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.12, Fidelity Earnings reports. American Vanguard had a net margin of 4.31% and a return on equity of 6.88%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share.
Shares of American Vanguard stock traded down $2.06 on Friday, reaching $20.74. 248,482 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 292,365. American Vanguard has a 52 week low of $13.82 and a 52 week high of $24.25. The company has a 50 day moving average of $20.00 and a 200 day moving average of $17.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $633.19 million, a PE ratio of 24.69 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 0.84.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 25th were given a dividend of $0.025 per share. This is an increase from American Vanguard’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.02. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 24th. American Vanguard’s dividend payout ratio is currently 11.90%.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of American Vanguard in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “strong-buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Vanguard from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th.
American Vanguard Company Profile (Get Rating)
American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and formulates chemicals, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, soil health, plant nutrition, growth regulators, and soil fumigants in liquid, powder, and granular forms for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection.
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