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How to buy Avient Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Avient Corporation stock.

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 2022-01-11.
Latest market close$54.93
52-week range$36.06 - $61.19
50-day moving average $56.59
200-day moving average $51.25
Wall St. target price$65.10
PE ratio 18.481
Dividend yield $0.85 (1.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.00

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Avient Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $54.93 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) -1.98%
1 month (2021-12-16) 3.90%
3 months (2021-10-15) 7.35%
6 months (2021-07-16) 18.74%
1 year (2021-01-15) 28.25%
2 years (2020-01-16) 49.51%
3 years (2019-01-16) 77.82%
5 years (2017-01-13) 67.47%

Is Avient Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 18x. In other words, Avient Corporation shares trade at around 18x 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 1.6379. 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 $588.6 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 $4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.66%
Gross profit TTM $809.9 million
Return on assets TTM 5.73%
Return on equity TTM 16.28%
Profit margin 5.97%
Book value $19.33
Market capitalisation $5.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Avient Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.36% of net profits

Recently Avient Corporation has paid out, on average, around 29.36% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% 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 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Avient Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.85 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 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Avient Corporation's shares ever split?

Avient Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 17 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 Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Avient Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Avient Corporation's share price.

Avient Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avient Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.0552 up to $61.1876. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVNT.US volatility(beta: 1.64)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 1.6401. 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 1.274% of Avient Corporation shares are held by insiders and 94.739% 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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