The price of Avantor Inc. (NYSE: AVTR) closed at $23.04 in the last session, down -2.58% from day before closing price of $23.65. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.61 from its previous closing price. On the day, 6594048 shares were traded. AVTR stock price reached its highest trading level at $23.57 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $22.95.
We take a closer look at AVTR’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 57.55 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 19.12. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.10 and its Current Ratio is at 1.60. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.35 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.29.
Upgrades & Downgrades
In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Deutsche Bank on December 14, 2022, initiated with a Hold rating and assigned the stock a target price of $24.
On October 05, 2022, Citigroup Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Neutral but kept the price unchanged to $28.
Cowen Downgraded its Outperform to Market Perform on September 14, 2022, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $39 to $28.
An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Nov 16 when Stubblefield Michael bought 15,000 shares for $20.95 per share. The transaction valued at 314,250 led to the insider holds 429,500 shares of the business.
Szlosek Thomas A bought 12,500 shares of AVTR for $258,850 on Nov 16. The EVP & CFO now owns 35,668 shares after completing the transaction at $20.71 per share. On May 23, another insider, Vanderhaegen Frederic, who serves as the EVP, Americas & Europe of the company, sold 39,000 shares for $31.61 each. As a result, the insider received 1,232,790 and left with 126,764 shares of the company.
As of this moment, Avantor’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 25.86, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 16.35. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 4.37. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.00 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 3.38.
Stock Price History:
Over the past 52 weeks, AVTR has reached a high of $38.83, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $17.91. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 21.36, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 25.81.
According to the various share statistics, AVTR traded on average about 6.04M shares per day over the past 3-months and 5.63M shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 674.10M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 656.38M. Insiders hold about 0.20% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 91.70% stake in the company. Shares short for AVTR as of Oct 13, 2022 were 9.4M with a Short Ratio of 8.38M, compared to 8.56M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.39% and a Short% of Float of 1.57%.
The company has 18 analysts who recommend its stock at the moment. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.33 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.34 and a low estimate of $0.3, while EPS last year was $0.35. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.35, with high estimates of $0.38 and low estimates of $0.33.
Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $1.46 and $1.39 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $1.43. EPS for the following year is $1.53, with 19 analysts recommending between $1.63 and $1.35.
A total of 18 analysts have provided revenue estimates for AVTR’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $7.77B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $7.58B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $7.63B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $7.39B, up 3.40% from the average estimate. Based on 18 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $7.84B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $8.13B and the low estimate is $7.38B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 2.60% from the average revenue estimate for this year.