American Vanguard Stock Hits New 52-Week High (AVD)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $24.31, above its previous 52-week high of $24.23 with 96,594 shares traded as of 10:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 132,800 shares 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 78.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 30.4, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 21.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full American Vanguard Ratings Report.

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