Institutional Investors Sentiment Indicator of American Vanguard Corp (NYSE:AVD) Worsens in 2017 Q4

May 20, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Sentiment for American Vanguard Corp (NYSE:AVD)

American Vanguard Corp (NYSE:AVD) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its down -0.07, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 57 active investment managers increased or started new stock positions, while 53 sold and reduced their equity positions in American Vanguard Corp. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 22.60 million shares, up from 22.50 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding American Vanguard Corp in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 11 Reduced: 42 Increased: 45 New Position: 12.

American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $658.54 million. The firm makes 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 has a 32.43 P/E ratio. American Vanguard Corporation distributes its products through national distribution companies and buying groups or co-operatives; and through sales offices and sales force executives.

The stock increased 1.61% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $22.05. About 141,228 shares traded or 21.58% up from the average. American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) has risen 28.35% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.80% the S&P500.

Analysts await American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $0.18 earnings per share, up 20.00 % or $0.03 from last year’s $0.15 per share. AVD’s profit will be $5.38 million for 30.63 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual earnings per share reported by American Vanguard Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.50 % EPS growth.

Cove Street Capital Llc holds 2.12% of its portfolio in American Vanguard Corporation for 1.00 million shares. Lapides Asset Management Llc owns 343,100 shares or 1.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Walthausen & Co. Llc has 1.28% invested in the company for 692,822 shares. The Wisconsin-based Heartland Advisors Inc has invested 1.24% in the stock. Ack Asset Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 159,800 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $220,422 activity.

More recent American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Recent Analysis Shows American Vanguard, Magellan Midstream Partners, Diamondback Energy, Vericel, Air Lease …” on April 25, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “American Vanguard Corporation’s (AVD) CEO Eric Wintemute on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 09, 2018. Ocbj.com‘s news article titled: “Midday Stock Roundup” with publication date: May 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) Institutional Positions Chart

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