American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) Shares Bought by Strs Ohio

Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) by 7.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 42,800 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.15% of American Vanguard Corporation worth $710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Hartford Investment Management Co. increased its stake in shares of American Vanguard Corporation by 20.2% in the first quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 12,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $208,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in American Vanguard Corporation by 1.0% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 10,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in American Vanguard Corporation by 6.9% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 565,690 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $9,390,000 after buying an additional 36,542 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in American Vanguard Corporation by 11.4% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 48,890 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $936,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Putnam Investments LLC raised its position in American Vanguard Corporation by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Putnam Investments LLC now owns 362,016 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $6,932,000 after buying an additional 3,449 shares during the last quarter. 77.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD)

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE AVD) traded down 0.28% during trading on Monday, reaching $17.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 60,274 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $525.67 million, a P/E ratio of 38.37 and a beta of 1.34. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $17.35 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.17. American Vanguard Corporation has a 12-month low of $13.74 and a 12-month high of $20.00.

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The basic materials company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12. The firm had revenue of $70.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $74.92 million. American Vanguard Corporation had a return on equity of 4.80% and a net margin of 4.30%. American Vanguard Corporation’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.10 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that American Vanguard Corporation will post $0.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.015 per share. This represents a $0.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. American Vanguard Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 13.04%.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on AVD shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 17th. TheStreet raised shares of American Vanguard Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. Feltl & Co. reiterated a “strong-buy” rating on shares of American Vanguard Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, March 8th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $18.00 price objective on shares of American Vanguard Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. American Vanguard Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.50.

In other American Vanguard Corporation news, CEO Eric G. Wintemute sold 20,000 shares of American Vanguard Corporation stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.99, for a total transaction of $339,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 922,003 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,664,830.97. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Eric G. Wintemute sold 10,000 shares of American Vanguard Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.24, for a total value of $152,400.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 932,003 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,203,725.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 50,000 shares of company stock valued at $816,000 over the last ninety days. 4.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About American Vanguard Corporation

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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