How to buy Avantor stock - 09 March

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How to buy Avantor stock

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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 USD$6.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Avantor

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Avantor. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AVTR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Avantor reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Avantor, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Avantor. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Avantor share price

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Avantor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$6.655 - USD$31.05
50-day moving average USD$29.3859
200-day moving average USD$25.8899
Wall St. target priceUSD$33.4
PE ratio 314.4444
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.09

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Is it a good time to buy Avantor stock?

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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 314x. In other words, Avantor shares trade at around 314x 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 USD$1.1 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 USD$6.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.55%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.69%
Return on equity TTM 4.54%
Profit margin 1.82%
Book value $2.88
Market capitalisation USD$16.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Avantor shares

There are currently 13.2 million Avantor shares held short by investors – that's known as Avantor's "short interest". This figure is 2% down from 13.4 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 4.5 million). Avantor's SIR currently stands at 2.93. In other words for every 100,000 Avantor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2930 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avantor shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0432% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avantor shares, roughly 43 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 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.

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