News stories about American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Vanguard Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.5398829896934 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, July 7th. Roth Capital set a $22.00 price objective on shares of American Vanguard Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. American Vanguard Corporation currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.33.

Shares of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE AVD) traded up 0.49% on Monday, reaching $20.40. 60,358 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. American Vanguard Corporation has a 52 week low of $14.20 and a 52 week high of $20.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $607.57 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.63 and a beta of 1.38. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $17.96 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.04.

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $77.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.71 million. American Vanguard Corporation had a return on equity of 5.10% and a net margin of 4.56%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.11 EPS. Equities analysts predict that American Vanguard Corporation will post $0.61 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th were issued a $0.015 dividend. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. American Vanguard Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 12.00%.

In other American Vanguard Corporation news, insider David` T. Johnson sold 6,000 shares of American Vanguard Corporation stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total value of $114,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 35,040 shares in the company, valued at approximately $665,760. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 4.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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American Vanguard Corporation 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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