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How to buy Avnet (AVT) stocks in Canada

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Avnet Inc
- $1.14 ( - 2.82%)

Avnet (AVT) is a leading electronics & computer distribution business based in the US. It opened the day at $39.04 after a previous close of $38.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of $39.04 to a high of $39.94. The latest price was $39.57 (25 minute delay). Avnet is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 14,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Avnet stock price (NASDAQ:AVT)

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Avnet shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$38.66
Change $0.91
Change % 2.3539%
Volume 502,217
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range$34.03 - $44.64
50-day moving average $39.63
200-day moving average $40.43
Wall St. target price$42.63
PE ratio 13.1402
Dividend yield $0.88 (2.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.21

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Is it a good time to buy Avnet stock?

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Avnet price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $39.57 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) -6.19%
1 month (2021-12-17) 3.05%
3 months (2021-10-21) 3.99%
6 months (2021-07-21) -1.67%
1 year (2021-01-21) -0.03%
2 years (2020-01-21) -4.00%
3 years (2019-01-18) 42.49
5 years (2017-01-20) 47.2

Is Avnet under- or over-valued?

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

Avnet's P/E ratio

Avnet's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Avnet shares trade at around 13x 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.

Avnet's PEG ratio

Avnet's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.365. 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 Avnet's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Avnet's EBITDA

Avnet's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $620.1 million.

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

Avnet financials

Revenue TTM $20.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.47%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.57%
Return on equity TTM 8.16%
Profit margin 1.59%
Book value $41.73
Market capitalisation $4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Avnet's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Avnet.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Avnet's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 12.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Avnet's overall score of 12.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Avnet is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Avnet's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.15/100

Avnet's environmental score of 7.15 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Avnet is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Avnet's social score

Social score: 6.85/100

Avnet's social score of 6.85 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Avnet is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Avnet's governance score

Governance score: 5.39/100

Avnet's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Avnet is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Avnet share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 25.56% of net profits

Recently Avnet has paid out, on average, around 25.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Avnet shareholders could enjoy a 2.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Avnet's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.

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

Avnet's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Avnet's shares ever split?

Avnet's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 September 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Avnet shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Avnet shares which in turn could have impacted Avnet's share price.

Avnet share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avnet's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.0288 up to $44.6366. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVT.US volatility(beta: 1.54)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 Avnet's is 1.5403. This would suggest that Avnet's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Avnet overview

Avnet, Inc. , a technology solutions company, markets, sells, and distributes electronic components. The company operates through two segments, Electronic Components and Farnell. The Electronic Components segment markets, sells, and distributes semiconductors; interconnect, passive, and electromechanical devices; and other integrated components from electronic component manufacturers. It also offers design chain support that provides engineers with technical design solutions; engineering and technical resources to support product design, bill of materials development, and technical education and training; and supply chain solutions that provide support and logistical services to original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing service providers, and electronic component manufacturers. In addition, this segment provides integrated solutions, such as technical design, integration, and assembly of embedded products, and systems and solutions primarily for industrial applications, as well as for intelligent embedded and innovative embedded display solutions comprising touch and passive displays. Further, it develops and manufactures standard board and industrial subsystems, and application-specific devices that enable it to produce systems tailored to specific customer requirements.

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