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How to buy Avient Corporation stock | $51.98

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Avient Corporation
NYSE: AVNT - USD
SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
$48.52
-$0.20 (-0.41%)

Avient Corporation is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Avient Corporation shares (AVNT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Avient Corporation employs 8,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Avient Corporation stock price (NYSE: AVNT)

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Avient Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$51.98
52-week range$23.23 - $53.98
50-day moving average $48.44
200-day moving average $47.77
Wall St. target price$60.09
PE ratio 24.4822
Dividend yield $0.83 (1.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.94

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Avient Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $51.98 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 7.04%
3 months (2021-04-30) 2.38%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Avient Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Avient Corporation's P/E ratio

Avient 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 24x. In other words, Avient Corporation shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

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

Avient Corporation's PEG ratio

Avient Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7156. 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 Avient 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.

Avient Corporation's EBITDA

Avient Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $458 million.

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

Avient Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $3.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.92%
Gross profit TTM $809.9 million
Return on assets TTM 4.76%
Return on equity TTM 11.06%
Profit margin 4.82%
Book value $18.70
Market capitalisation $4.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Avient Corporation shares

There are currently 936,774 Avient Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Avient Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 22.6% down from 1.2 million last month.

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

Avient Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Avient Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avient Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avient Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 450372.11538462). Avient Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.08. In other words for every 100,000 Avient Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2080 shares are currently held short.

However Avient Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avient Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avient Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avient Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avient Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avient Corporation shares, roughly 10 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 Avient Corporation.

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Avient Corporation share dividends

38%

Dividend payout ratio: 37.67% of net profits

Recently Avient Corporation has paid out, on average, around 37.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Avient Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Avient Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.83 per share.

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

Avient Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 6 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Avient Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avient Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.2309 up to $53.9839. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVNT.US volatility(beta: 1.65)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 Avient Corporation's is 1.6523. This would suggest that Avient Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Avient Corporation overview

Avient Corporation provides specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, and Asia. It operates in three segments: Color, Additives and Inks; Specialty Engineered Materials; and Distribution. The Color, Additives and Inks segment offers specialized color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics; dispersions for thermosets; and specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions. The Specialty Engineered Materials segment provides specialty polymer formulations, services, and solutions for designers, assemblers, and processors of thermoplastic materials; and long glass and carbon fiber technology, and thermoset and thermoplastic composites. The Distribution segment distributes approximately 4,000 grades of engineering and commodity grade resins to custom injection molders and extruders. The company sells its products through direct sales personnel, distributors, and commissioned sales agents. The company was formerly known as PolyOne Corporation and changed its name to Avient Corporation in June 2020.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Avient Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.151% of Avient Corporation shares are held by insiders and 95.803% by institutions.
How many people work for Avient Corporation?
Latest data suggests 8,400 work at Avient Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Avient Corporation?
Avient Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Avient Corporation based?
Avient Corporation's address is: 33587 Walker Road, Avon Lake, OH, United States, 44012
What is Avient Corporation's ISIN number?
Avient Corporation's international securities identification number is: US05368V1061

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