AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Analysts have set a 12-month consensus price objective of $47.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.22 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given AdvanSix an industry rank of 183 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on ASIX shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered AdvanSix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. ValuEngine raised AdvanSix from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of AdvanSix during the third quarter worth about $123,000. Spirit of America Management Corp NY raised its position in shares of AdvanSix by 1,693.5% during the fourth quarter. Spirit of America Management Corp NY now owns 4,448 shares of the company’s stock worth $187,000 after acquiring an additional 4,200 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of AdvanSix during the third quarter worth about $212,000. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of AdvanSix during the fourth quarter worth about $219,000. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services Inc bought a new position in shares of AdvanSix during the third quarter worth about $236,000. Institutional investors own 75.43% of the company’s stock.

Shares of AdvanSix (NYSE ASIX) traded up $1.36 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $43.81. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 287,811 shares, compared to its average volume of 257,339. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. AdvanSix has a 52-week low of $24.72 and a 52-week high of $46.51. The firm has a market cap of $1,335.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.32 and a beta of 0.62.

AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) last released its earnings results on Friday, February 23rd. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $370.39 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $365.40 million. AdvanSix had a return on equity of 32.17% and a net margin of 9.94%. AdvanSix’s revenue for the quarter was up 42.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that AdvanSix will post 3.28 EPS for the current year.

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AdvanSix Company Profile

AdvanSix Inc is an integrated manufacturer of Nylon 6. The Company also sells a variety of other products, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process primarily, including caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizers and other chemical intermediates. The Company operates primarily through its integrated manufacturing sites located in Frankford, Pennsylvania, Hopewell, Virginia, and Chesterfield, Virginia.

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