Analyzing AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) By Technical Indicators

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As of Friday close, AeroVironment Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AVAV) stock was down -$2.33, moving down -2.47 percent to $92.13. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 323,940 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$7.94 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 337,430, while in the previous 50 days, it was 232,644.

Since last month, AVAV stock retreated -11.01%. Shares of the company fell to $81.50 on 09/01/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $114.11 was reached on 04/12/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $52.03. Since the beginning of this year, AVAV’s stock price has risen by 48.52% or $30.10, and marked a new high 19 times. However, the stock has declined by -19.26% since its 52-week high.

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AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) last reported insider trading activity 5 days ago on Sep 12. Shackley Brian Charles, the VP, Chief Accounting Officer of the company, disposed of 500 shares for $100.39 on Sep 12. It resulted in a $50,195 divestment by the insider. Holland Charles R sold 4,001 shares at an average price of $84.20 on Jul 07. The insider now owns 56,998 shares following the transaction. On Jul 06, Director Holland Charles R sold 2,001 shares at $82.61 apiece. The transaction was valued at $165,303.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) has a P/E ratio of about 1645.18. The stock’s beta is 0.51. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 5.08, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.81.

Financial Health

In the three months ended April 29, AeroVironment Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.70, while its current ratio was 3.70, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending April 29 was 0.29, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.31. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 32.30% percent. In the year ended April 29, operating margins totaled 1.20%. Based on annual data, AVAV earned $141.24 million in gross profit and brought in $445.73 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 0.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 0.20%.

In AeroVironment Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for April 29, it reported total debt of $175.48 million against cash and short-term investments of $12.66 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. AVAV’s revenue rose 6.92% to $132.62 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $108.52 million. While analysts expected AeroVironment Inc. to report $0.39 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.3 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -23.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $10.94 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of AeroVironment Inc. were 296.48 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended April 29, and its total debt was $216.57 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $24.99 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at AeroVironment Inc.’s (AVAV) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 81.91%, the RSI 9-day stood at 45.18% on 16 September.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current AeroVironment Inc. price is down by -7.93% percent or -$7.94. At present, AVAV shares trade -11.44% below its 20-day simple moving average and +6.50% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +7.70% above its SMA50 and +14.08% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 54.18% and Stochastic coefficient D was 60.64%, while ATR was 4.76. Given the Stochastic reading of 44.55% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 47.97%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.90, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.97.

With a median target price of $100.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $85.00 – $115.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) will achieve an average price target of $99.60.


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