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How to buy American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in American Vanguard Corporation stocks.
American Vanguard Corporation is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. American Vanguard Corporation stocks (AVD.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $16.79 – a decrease of 4.01% over the previous week. American Vanguard Corporation employs 771 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $538.8 million.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AVD – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in American Vanguard Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted American Vanguard Corporation shares?
- American Vanguard Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is American Vanguard Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- American Vanguard Corporation performance over time
- Are American Vanguard Corporation shares over-valued?
- American Vanguard Corporation's financials
- How volatile are American Vanguard Corporation shares?
- Does American Vanguard Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have American Vanguard Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
American Vanguard Corporation stock price (NYSE:AVD)Use our graph to track the performance of AVD stocks over time.
American Vanguard Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$15.09|
|52-week range||$14.14 - $22.38|
|50-day moving average||$15.74|
|200-day moving average||$16.66|
|Wall St. target price||$23.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.08 (0.51%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.71|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy American Vanguard Corporation stock?
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American Vanguard Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-4.01%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||-5.45%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||-2.52%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-10.34%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||-11.34%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||-18.21%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||17.17|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||17.7|
Is American Vanguard Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing American Vanguard Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Vanguard Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
American Vanguard Corporation's P/E ratio
American Vanguard 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 42x. In other words, American Vanguard Corporation shares trade at around 42x 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.
American Vanguard Corporation's PEG ratio
American Vanguard Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.27. 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 American Vanguard 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.
American Vanguard Corporation's EBITDA
American Vanguard Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $53.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a American Vanguard Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
American Vanguard Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$538.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||$172.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||606.37%|
|Market capitalisation||$486.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
American Vanguard Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 11.27% of net profits
Recently American Vanguard Corporation has paid out, on average, around 11.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Vanguard Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Vanguard Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.
While American Vanguard Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that American Vanguard Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
American Vanguard Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have American Vanguard Corporation's shares ever split?
American Vanguard Corporation's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 17 April 2006. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Vanguard Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Vanguard Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted American Vanguard Corporation's share price.
American Vanguard Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, American Vanguard Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.1416 up to $22.3826. 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 American Vanguard Corporation's is 0.8479. This would suggest that American Vanguard Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
American Vanguard Corporation overview
American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. The company manufactures and formulates chemicals, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants in liquid, powder, and granular forms for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. It also markets, sells, and distributes end-use chemical and biological products for crop applications; and distributes chemicals for turf and ornamental markets. The company distributes its products through national distribution companies, and buying groups or co-operatives; and through sales offices, sales force executives, sales agents, and wholly owned distributors. American Vanguard Corporation was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. .
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