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How to buy Avery Dennison Corporation stock

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Avery Dennison Corporation is a business equipment & supplies business based in the US. Avery Dennison Corporation shares (AVY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Avery Dennison Corporation employs 30,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7 billion.

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Avery Dennison Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$75.8638 - USD$179.31
50-day moving average USD$163.4503
200-day moving average USD$142.2324
Wall St. target priceUSD$181.7
PE ratio 26.0741
Dividend yield USD$2.36 (1.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.61

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Is it a good time to buy Avery Dennison Corporation stock?

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Is Avery Dennison Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Avery Dennison Corporation's P/E ratio

Avery Dennison Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Avery Dennison Corporation shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Avery Dennison Corporation's PEG ratio

Avery Dennison Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.883. 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 Avery Dennison Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Avery Dennison Corporation's EBITDA

Avery Dennison Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.

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

Avery Dennison Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$7 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.31%
Return on equity TTM 41.12%
Profit margin 7.97%
Book value $17.835
Market capitalisation USD$14.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Avery Dennison Corporation shares

There are currently 596,057 Avery Dennison Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Avery Dennison Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.1% up from 551,579 last month.

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

Avery Dennison Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Avery Dennison Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avery Dennison Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avery Dennison Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 455005.34351145). Avery Dennison Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.31. In other words for every 100,000 Avery Dennison Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1310 shares are currently held short.

However Avery Dennison Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avery Dennison Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avery Dennison Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avery Dennison Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avery Dennison Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0081% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avery Dennison Corporation shares, roughly 8 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 Avery Dennison Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Avery Dennison Corporation stock.

Avery Dennison Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Avery Dennison Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Avery Dennison Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.28

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Avery Dennison Corporation's overall score of 22.28 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Avery Dennison Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Avery Dennison Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.26/100

Avery Dennison Corporation's environmental score of 17.26 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Avery Dennison Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Avery Dennison Corporation's social score

Social score: 8.43/100

Avery Dennison Corporation's social score of 8.43 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Avery Dennison Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Avery Dennison Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.6/100

Avery Dennison Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Avery Dennison Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Avery Dennison Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Avery Dennison Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Avery Dennison Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Avery Dennison Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.28
Total ESG percentile 22.72
Environmental score 17.26
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 8.43
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 11.6
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

Avery Dennison Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 33.76% of net profits

Recently Avery Dennison Corporation has paid out, on average, around 33.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Avery Dennison Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Avery Dennison Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.36 per share.

While Avery Dennison Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Avery Dennison Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Avery Dennison Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 17 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Avery Dennison Corporation's shares ever split?

Avery Dennison Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 December 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Avery Dennison Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Avery Dennison Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Avery Dennison Corporation's share price.

Avery Dennison Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avery Dennison Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $75.8638 up to $179.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVY.US volatility(beta: 0.98)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 Avery Dennison Corporation's is 0.9792. This would suggest that Avery Dennison Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Avery Dennison Corporation overview

Avery Dennison Corporation produces and sells pressure-sensitive materials worldwide. The company's Label and Graphic Materials segment offers pressure-sensitive label and packaging materials; and graphics and reflective products under the Fasson, JAC, Avery Dennison, and Mactac brands, as well as durable cast and reflective films. It provides its products to the home and personal care, beer and beverage, durables, pharmaceutical, wine and spirits, and food market segments; architectural, commercial sign, digital printing, and other related market segments; construction, automotive, and fleet transportation market segments, as well as traffic and safety applications; and sign shops, commercial printers, and designers. The company's Retail Branding and Information Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and sells brand embellishments, graphic tickets, tags and labels, and sustainable packaging solutions, as well as offers creative services; item-level radio-frequency identification solutions; visibility and loss prevention solutions; price ticketing and marking solutions; care, content, and country of origin compliance solutions; and brand protection and security solutions. It serves retailers, brand owners, apparel manufacturers, distributors, and industrial customers. The company's Industrial and Healthcare Materials segment offers tapes; pressure-sensitive adhesive based materials and converted products; medical fasteners; and performance polymers under the Fasson, Avery Dennison, and Yongle brands. It serves automotive, electronics, building and construction, general industrial, personal care, and medical markets. The company was formerly known as Avery International Corporation and changed its name to Avery Dennison Corporation in 1990. Avery Dennison Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.

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