American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) insider Timothy Donnelly sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.36, for a total value of $77,440.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 37,564 shares in the company, valued at approximately $727,239.04. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) traded down $0.35 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $19.05. The company had a trading volume of 87,272 shares, compared to its average volume of 97,853. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 2.37. American Vanguard Corporation has a 12 month low of $14.65 and a 12 month high of $24.00. The firm has a market cap of $578.02, a P/E ratio of 36.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 1.23.

American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $90.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $89.17 million. American Vanguard had a net margin of 4.83% and a return on equity of 5.44%. The company’s revenue was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.10 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that American Vanguard Corporation will post 0.59 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on AVD shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded American Vanguard from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Roth Capital set a $22.00 price objective on American Vanguard and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of American Vanguard in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded American Vanguard from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.33.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. GSA Capital Partners LLP lifted its holdings in American Vanguard by 105.7% during the 3rd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 65,019 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,489,000 after buying an additional 33,413 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. acquired a new position in American Vanguard during the 3rd quarter worth about $406,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its holdings in American Vanguard by 15.7% during the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 218,761 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,010,000 after buying an additional 29,737 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in American Vanguard by 1.2% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,481,563 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $56,828,000 after buying an additional 28,327 shares during the period. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new position in American Vanguard during the 3rd quarter worth about $221,000. 76.47% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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American Vanguard Company Profile

American Vanguard Corporation operates as a holding company. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries, AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), GemChem, Inc (GemChem), 2110 Davie Corporation (DAVIE), Quimica Amvac de Mexico SA de C.V. (AMVAC M), AMVAC Mexico Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (AMVAC M Srl), AMVAC de Costa Rica Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (AMVAC CR Srl), AMVAC Switzerland GmbH (AMVAC S), AMVAC do Brasil Representacoes Ltda (AMVAC B), AMVAC C.V.

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