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How to buy AeroVironment stock | $90.59

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AeroVironment Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. AeroVironment shares (AVAV) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AeroVironment employs 1,165 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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AeroVironment stock price (NASDAQ: AVAV)

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AeroVironment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market close$90.59
52-week range$74.10 - $143.72
50-day moving average $89.00
200-day moving average $101.29
Wall St. target price$128.50
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.03

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Is it a good time to buy AeroVironment stock?

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AeroVironment price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $90.59 from 2021-10-26

1 week (2021-10-20) -2.09%
1 month (2021-09-27) 5.03%
3 months (2021-07-27) -5.95%
6 months (2021-04-27) -19.62%
1 year (2020-10-27) 18.59%
2 years (2019-10-25) 59.52%
3 years (2018-10-26) 0.71%
5 years (2016-10-27) 284.67%

Is AeroVironment under- or over-valued?

Valuing AeroVironment stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AeroVironment's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AeroVironment's PEG ratio

AeroVironment's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1722. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AeroVironment's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AeroVironment's EBITDA

AeroVironment's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $58.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AeroVironment's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AeroVironment financials

Revenue TTM $408.5 million
Operating margin TTM 6.95%
Gross profit TTM $164.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.39%
Return on equity TTM -0.11%
Profit margin -0.18%
Book value $24.29
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AeroVironment shares

There are currently 1.1 million AeroVironment shares held short by investors – that's known as AeroVironment's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AeroVironment shares can be evaluated.

AeroVironment's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AeroVironment's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AeroVironment shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AeroVironment shares traded daily (recently around 282185.82278481). AeroVironment's SIR currently stands at 3.95. In other words for every 100,000 AeroVironment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3950 shares are currently held short.

However AeroVironment's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AeroVironment shares, or, against the total number of tradable AeroVironment shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AeroVironment's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AeroVironment shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0642% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AeroVironment shares, roughly 64 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AeroVironment.

Find out more about how you can short AeroVironment stock.

AeroVironment share dividends

We're not expecting AeroVironment to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

AeroVironment share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AeroVironment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $74.1 up to $143.715. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AeroVironment's is 0.4011. This would suggest that AeroVironment's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AeroVironment overview

AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, delivers, and supports a portfolio of robotic systems and related services for government agencies and businesses. It operates in two segments, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MUAS). The company supplies UAS, tactical missile systems, and related services primarily to organizations within the U. S. Department of Defense and to international allied governments. It also designs, engineers, tools, and manufactures unmanned aerial and aircraft systems, including airborne platforms, payloads and payload integration, ground control systems, and ground support equipment and other items and services related to ISR services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of AeroVironment is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.396% of AeroVironment shares are held by insiders and 80.991% by institutions.
How many people work for AeroVironment?
Latest data suggests 1,165 work at AeroVironment.
When does the fiscal year end for AeroVironment?
AeroVironment's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is AeroVironment based?
AeroVironment's address is: 241 18th Street South, Arlington, VA, United States, 22202-0906
What is AeroVironment's ISIN number?
AeroVironment's international securities identification number is: US0080731088
What is AeroVironment's CUSIP number?
AeroVironment's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 008073108

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