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How to buy Avient stock
Learn how to easily invest in Avient stock.
Avient Corp is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Avient shares (AVNT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Avient employs 8,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5 billion.
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Avient stock price (NYSE: AVNT)Use our graph to track the performance of AVNT stocks over time.
Avient shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$30.62|
|52-week range||$32.77 - $60.20|
|50-day moving average||$42.88|
|200-day moving average||$47.76|
|Wall St. target price||$58.23|
|Dividend yield||$0.925 (2.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.74|
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Avient price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-9.91%|
|1 month (2022-09-01)||-29.24%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-21.93%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-37.11%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-34.86%|
|2 years (2020-10-01)||14.21%|
|3 years (2019-10-01)||31.46|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||40.03|
Is Avient stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Avient stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Avient's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Avient's P/E ratio
Avient's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Avient shares trade at around 12x 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's PEG ratio
Avient's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6846. 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'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $588.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Avient's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.83%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.88%|
|Market capitalisation||$3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Avient share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 29.32% of net profits
Recently Avient has paid out, on average, around 29.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Avient shareholders could enjoy a 2.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Avient's case, that would currently equate to about $0.925 per share.
While Avient's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Avient may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Avient's most recent dividend payout was on 6 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Avient's shares ever split?
Avient's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 18 June 1996. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Avient shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Avient shares which in turn could have impacted Avient's share price.
Avient share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Avient's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.77 up to $60.1951. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Avient's is 1.4547. This would suggest that Avient'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 provides specialized formulator, services, and sustainable material solutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, and Asia. It operates through 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. This segment products are used in various markets include medical, pharmaceutical devices, food packaging, personal care, cosmetics, transportation, building products, recreational, athletic apparel, construction, filtration, outdoor furniture, healthcare, wire, and cable. 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 to 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.
Avient in the news
Time To Worry? Analysts Are Downgrading Their Avient Corporation (NYSE:AVNT) Outlook
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Avient Updates Third Quarter and Full Year 2022 Forecast
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Avient is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.231% of Avient shares are held by insiders and 97.705% by institutions. How many people work for Avient?
Latest data suggests 8,800 work at Avient. When does the fiscal year end for Avient?
Avient's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Avient based?
Avient's address is: 33587 Walker Road, Avon Lake, OH, United States, 44012 What is Avient's ISIN number?
Avient's international securities identification number is: US05368V1061
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