American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) insider David` T. Johnson sold 6,611 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.87, for a total transaction of $124,749.57. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 28,429 shares in the company, valued at $536,455.23. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE AVD) traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $18.70. 56,765 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 84,321. American Vanguard Corporation has a 52 week low of $14.65 and a 52 week high of $24.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 2.37. The stock has a market cap of $557.17, a P/E ratio of 34.63, a PEG ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 1.23.

American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.03). American Vanguard had a net margin of 4.83% and a return on equity of 5.44%. The firm had revenue of $90.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $89.17 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.10 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that American Vanguard Corporation will post 0.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

AVD has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Vanguard from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $22.00 target price on shares of American Vanguard and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Roth Capital set a $22.00 target price on shares of American Vanguard and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of American Vanguard from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.33.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “David` T. Johnson Sells 6,611 Shares of American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) Stock” was originally published by The Cerbat Gem and is owned by of The Cerbat Gem. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States & international copyright & trademark laws. The correct version of this story can be accessed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/12/10/david-t-johnson-sells-6611-shares-of-american-vanguard-corporation-avd-stock.html.

About American Vanguard

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD)

Receive News & Stock Ratings for American Vanguard Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for American Vanguard Corporation and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.