John Mylant
Long/short equity, growth, value, research analyst

American Vanguard Corp. Is A Good 'Value Buy'

Introduction

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) averages a "buy" rating from analysts that follow the company with a consensus price target of about $31.28. The company develops, manufactures and markets specialty chemical products focused on agricultural and commercial uses and sells through distributors. The company is presently trading at $24.00 a share and is considered a small-cap stock with a market cap of $687.84 million.

Analysts believe the stock can move another 28.6%. Is the company a good buy? What should investors expect and consider when looking at this company is an investment? Let's take a look at the company's recent performance and what it is up against in the agricultural markets in the near and distant future.

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