Market Analysts see Avantor Inc. [AVTR] gaining to $33. Time to buy?

Avantor Inc. [NYSE: AVTR] traded at a low on 02/24/21, posting a -0.21 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $27.94. The company report on February 23, 2021 that Avantor® to Participate at the Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investor Conference.

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Avantor, Inc. (NYSE: AVTR), a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences and advanced technologies & applied materials industries, will participate in a virtual fireside chat at the Raymond James 42nd Annual Institutional Investor Conference on Monday, March 1, 2021. Michael Stubblefield, President and CEO at Avantor, will represent Avantor in the segment beginning at approximately 4:40 p.m. Eastern Time.

A live webcast may be accessed through the investor relations section of Avantor’s website at https://ir.avantorsciences.com/investors/news-and-events/events/default.aspx and will be available for replay through March 31, 2021.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 6817472 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Avantor Inc. stands at 2.77% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.19%.

The market cap for AVTR stock reached $16.26 billion, with 578.70 million shares outstanding and 495.86 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.47M shares, AVTR reached a trading volume of 6817472 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Avantor Inc. [AVTR]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AVTR shares is $33.40 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AVTR stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

KeyBanc Capital Markets have made an estimate for Avantor Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on November 10, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on September 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Avantor Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Avantor Inc. is set at 0.92, with the Price to Sales ratio for AVTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.54. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.67, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.49. Price to Free Cash Flow for AVTR in the course of the last twelve months was 18.73 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

How has AVTR stock performed recently?

Avantor Inc. [AVTR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.70. With this latest performance, AVTR shares dropped by -8.96% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 30.44% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 70.68% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AVTR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 38.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 30.77, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.03 for Avantor Inc. [AVTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 28.79, while it was recorded at 28.28 for the last single week of trading, and 23.38 for the last 200 days.

Avantor Inc. [AVTR]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Avantor Inc. [AVTR] shares currently have an operating margin of +11.24 and a Gross Margin at +27.73. Avantor Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.82.

Return on Total Capital for AVTR is now 9.32, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.53. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.54, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.18. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Avantor Inc. [AVTR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 187.96. Additionally, AVTR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 65.27, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 50.74. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 297.24, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.48.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Avantor Inc. [AVTR] managed to generate an average of $9,403 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.08 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.65.Avantor Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

Earnings analysis for Avantor Inc. [AVTR]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Avantor Inc. posted 0.17/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.15/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 13.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AVTR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Avantor Inc. go to 29.23%.

Insider trade positions for Avantor Inc. [AVTR]

There are presently around $14,669 million, or 93.10% of AVTR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AVTR stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 67,163,849, which is approximately 30.614% of the company’s market cap and around 0.80% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 46,241,248 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.29 billion in AVTR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $917.81 million in AVTR stock with ownership of nearly 10.352% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Avantor Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 283 institutional holders increased their position in Avantor Inc. [NYSE:AVTR] by around 116,542,907 shares. Additionally, 112 investors decreased positions by around 80,419,308 shares, while 22 investors held positions by with 328,055,164 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 525,017,379 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AVTR stock had 102 new institutional investments in for a total of 21,931,421 shares, while 33 institutional investors sold positions of 2,381,386 shares during the same period.

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