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How to buy Calavo Growers stock | $72.77

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Calavo Growers, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Calavo Growers shares (CVGW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Calavo Growers employs 3,971 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

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  3. Search for Calavo Growers. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CVGW. 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 Calavo Growers 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. At last close price of USD$72.77, 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 Calavo Growers, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Calavo Growers. 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.

Calavo Growers share price

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Calavo Growers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$72.77
52-week rangeUSD$47.5646 - USD$90.7971
50-day moving average USD$72.2162
200-day moving average USD$65.8654
Wall St. target priceUSD$75.4
PE ratio 98.0606
Dividend yield USD$1.15 (1.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.661

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Is it a good time to buy Calavo Growers stock?

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Calavo Growers price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $72.77 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2021-01-07) -0.01%
1 month (2020-12-17) -2.05%
3 months (2020-10-16) 4.36%
6 months (2020-07-16) 20.38%
1 year (2020-01-16) -9.87%
2 years (2019-01-16) -10.44%
3 years (2018-01-16) 88.15
5 years (2016-01-15) 43.64%

Is Calavo Growers under- or over-valued?

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

Calavo Growers's P/E ratio

Calavo Growers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 98x. In other words, Calavo Growers shares trade at around 98x 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.

Calavo Growers's PEG ratio

Calavo Growers's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.66. 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 Calavo Growers's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Calavo Growers's EBITDA

Calavo Growers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$49.5 million.

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

Calavo Growers financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$89.9 million
Return on assets TTM 5.09%
Return on equity TTM -5.11%
Profit margin -1.29%
Book value $14.412
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Calavo Growers shares

There are currently 1.5 million Calavo Growers shares held short by investors – that's known as Calavo Growers's "short interest". This figure is 1.9% down from 1.6 million last month.

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

Calavo Growers's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Calavo Growers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Calavo Growers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Calavo Growers shares traded daily (recently around 66996.801051709). Calavo Growers's SIR currently stands at 22.82. In other words for every 100,000 Calavo Growers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 22820 shares are currently held short.

However Calavo Growers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Calavo Growers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Calavo Growers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Calavo Growers's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Calavo Growers shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1118% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Calavo Growers shares, roughly 112 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Calavo Growers.

Find out more about how you can short Calavo Growers stock.

Calavo Growers share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 74.68% of net profits

Recently Calavo Growers has paid out, on average, around 74.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Calavo Growers shareholders could enjoy a 1.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Calavo Growers's case, that would currently equate to about $1.15 per share.

Calavo Growers's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Calavo Growers's most recent dividend payout was on 4 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Calavo Growers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Calavo Growers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $47.5646 up to $90.7971. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CVGW.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Calavo Growers's is 0.8703. This would suggest that Calavo Growers's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Calavo Growers overview

Calavo Growers, Inc. markets and distributes avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable foods to retail grocery and foodservice customers, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors, and wholesale customers worldwide. It operates in three segments: Fresh Products, Calavo Foods, and Renaissance Food Group (RFG). The Fresh products segment distributes avocados and other fresh produce products; and procures avocados grown in California, Mexico, and Peru, as well as various other commodities, including tomatoes and papayas. The Calavo Foods segment is involved in purchasing, manufacturing, and distributing prepared avocado products, including guacamole and salsa. The RFG segment manufactures and distributes fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, fresh prepared entrée salads, wraps, sandwiches, and fresh snacking products, as well as ready-to-heat entrees, other hot bar and various deli items, meals kits and related components, and salad kits. The company offers its products under the Calavo and RFG brands, and related logos; and Avo Fresco, Bueno, Calavo Gold, Calavo Salsa Lisa, Salsa Lisa, Celebrate the Taste, El Dorado, Fresh Ripe, Select, Taste of Paradise, The First Name in Avocados, Tico, Mfresh, Maui Fresh International, Triggered Avocados, ProRipeVIP, RIPE NOW!, Garden Highway Fresh Cut, Garden Highway, and Garden Highway Chef Essentials trademarks. Calavo Growers, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Santa Paula, California.

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