Avantor Inc. (NYSE:AVTR) saw a downside of -6.02% to $38.04 after subtracting -$2.44 on Tuesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,895,089 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $41.51 in the past week. An average of 4,065,852 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,646,951.
AVTR’s 1-month performance is -4.37% or -$4.06 on its low of $37.71 reached on 10/12/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $22.49 and high of $44.37, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/23/21. YTD, AVTR has achieved 43.80% or $10.12. However, the current price is down -14.26%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Oct 01, 11 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Avantor Inc. (AVTR). GUPTA RAJIV (Director) most recently sold 100,000 shares at $39.94 per share on Oct 01. This transaction cost the insider $3,994,000. President and CEO, Stubblefield Michael, sold 141,300 shares at a price of $42.37 on Sep 20. Then, on Sep 01, Director GUPTA RAJIV sold 100,000 shares at a price of $39.45 per share. This transaction amounted to $3,945,000.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 341.00 and a low of 73.87. AVTR stock has a beta of 0.00. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.53 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 11.91, with the price to cash flow ratio at 27.47.
Avantor Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.80 meaning that AVTR stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.83, while the total debt to equity was 2.85. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 33.10%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 17.42% while for the period ending June 29; Avantor Inc.’s operating margin was 7.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.08 billion against revenue of $6.39 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected AVTR to announce $0.3 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.35, representing a 16.70% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $344.5 million. AVTR stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 8.26 billion, with total debt at $5.65 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $584.16 million
Let’s look briefly at Avantor Inc. (AVTR) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 25.87% to suggest the stock is trending oversold, with historical volatility in this time period at 33.40%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $40.21, reflecting a -5.55% or -$2.25 change from its current price. AVTR is currently trading -8.90% above its 20-day SMA, +22.82% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +1.78% and +41.37% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 19.57% and 25.78% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.27. The RSI (14) points at 33.43%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 8.41% with the period’s ATR at 1.18. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.70 and -1.32 on the 14-day charts.
Analysts offering their rating for AVTR stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate AVTR as a “sell,”, while 0 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 16 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is AVTR’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $41.00 and a high of $51.00, with their median price target at $45.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Avantor Inc. (AVTR) stock is $44.88.