American Vanguard Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (AVD) - TheStreet

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

American Vanguard Corporation

(NYSE:

AVD

) is tomorrow, March 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $21.34 as of 11:23 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%.

The average volume for American Vanguard has been 132,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Vanguard has a market cap of $413.3 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are up 58.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, developing, and marketing specialty chemical products for agricultural and commercial uses. The company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human, and animal health protection. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 21.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates American Vanguard as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full

American Vanguard Ratings Report

.

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