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How to buy Avantor stock | $38.35

Learn how to easily invest in Avantor stock.

Avantor Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Avantor shares (AVTR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Avantor employs 12,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AVTR – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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Avantor stock price (NYSE: AVTR)

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Avantor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$38.35
52-week range$22.49 - $44.37
50-day moving average $41.07
200-day moving average $35.94
Wall St. target price$43.42
PE ratio 84.6578
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.45

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Is it a good time to buy Avantor stock?

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Avantor price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.35 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-11) -5.26%
1 month (2021-09-17) -10.42%
3 months (2021-07-17) 5.88%
6 months (2021-04-16) 19.10%
1 year (2020-10-16) 56.79%
2 years (2019-10-17) 174.71%
3 years (2018-10-14) N/A
5 years (2016-10-14) N/A

Is Avantor under- or over-valued?

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

Avantor's P/E ratio

Avantor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 85x. In other words, Avantor shares trade at around 85x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Avantor's EBITDA

Avantor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.

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

Avantor financials

Revenue TTM $7 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.63%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.68%
Return on equity TTM 11.98%
Profit margin 4.7%
Book value $3.40
Market capitalisation $23.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Avantor shares

There are currently 16.4 million Avantor shares held short by investors – that's known as Avantor's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% down from 18.0 million last month.

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

Avantor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Avantor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avantor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avantor shares traded daily (recently around 4.8 million). Avantor's SIR currently stands at 3.43. In other words for every 100,000 Avantor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3430 shares are currently held short.

However Avantor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avantor shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avantor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avantor's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avantor shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0283% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avantor shares, roughly 28 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 Avantor.

Find out more about how you can short Avantor stock.

Avantor share dividends

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

Avantor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avantor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.49 up to $44.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVTR.US volatility(beta: 1.69)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Avantor's is 1.6868. This would suggest that Avantor's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Avantor overview

Avantor, Inc. provides products and services to customers in biopharma, healthcare, education and government, advanced technologies, and applied materials industries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers materials and consumables, such as purity chemicals and reagents, lab products and supplies, formulated silicone materials, customized excipients, customized single-use assemblies, process chromatography resins and columns, analytical sample prep kits, education and microbiology products, and clinical trial kits. It also provides equipment and instrumentation products, including filtration systems, virus inactivation systems, incubators, analytical instruments, evaporators, ultra-low-temperature freezers, biological safety cabinets, and critical environment supplies. In addition, the company offers services and specialty procurements comprising onsite lab and production, clinical, equipment, procurement and sourcing, and biopharmaceutical material scale-up and development services. Avantor, Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Avantor is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.858% of Avantor shares are held by insiders and 90.595% by institutions.
How many people work for Avantor?
Latest data suggests 12,400 work at Avantor.
When does the fiscal year end for Avantor?
Avantor's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Avantor based?
Avantor's address is: Radnor Corporate Center, Radnor, PA, United States, 19087
What is Avantor's ISIN number?
Avantor's international securities identification number is: US05352A1007

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