Cowen slashes price target on Avantor Inc. [AVTR] – find out why.


Avantor Inc. [NYSE: AVTR] closed the trading session at $34.50 on 03/15/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $33.90, while the highest price level was $34.70. The company report on March 8, 2022 that Avantor® to Participate in KeyBanc Life Sciences and Medtech Investor Forum.

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Avantor, Inc. (NYSE: AVTR), a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied materials industries, will participate in the KeyBanc Life Sciences and Medtech Investor Forum being held virtually on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Dr. Ger Brophy, Executive Vice President, Biopharma Production at Avantor, will discuss the Company’s biopharma production business and its priorities in the fireside chat segment beginning at approximately 2:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

A live webcast can be accessed on the investors section of Avantor’s website and a replay will be available through April 22, 2022.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -18.13 percent and weekly performance of 4.51 percent. The stock has been moved at -17.88 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -4.64 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -11.97 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.10M shares, AVTR reached to a volume of 5935871 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $44.33 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 1.60. 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.

Cowen have made an estimate for Avantor Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on October 15, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Raymond James raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on August 30, 2021, representing the official price target for Avantor Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $42, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Outperform rating on AVTR stock. On August 02, 2021, analysts increased their price target for AVTR shares from 40 to 45.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Avantor Inc. is set at 1.22, with the Price to Sales ratio for AVTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.85. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.58, 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 24.98 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

AVTR stock trade performance evaluation

Avantor Inc. [AVTR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.51. With this latest performance, AVTR shares dropped by -4.64% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -17.88% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 23.39% 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 48.08, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.39, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.25 for Avantor Inc. [AVTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 35.99, while it was recorded at 34.07 for the last single week of trading, and 37.81 for the last 200 days.

Avantor Inc. [AVTR]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Avantor Inc. [AVTR] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.50 and a Gross Margin at +29.95. Avantor Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.75.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.67, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.81.

Avantor Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Avantor Inc. [AVTR] stock

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 20.00%.

Avantor Inc. [AVTR]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $19,403 million, or 94.80% 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 71,869,442, which is approximately -0.292% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 50,319,888 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.71 billion in AVTR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.31 billion in AVTR stock with ownership of nearly 0.504% of the company’s market capitalization.

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 276 institutional holders increased their position in Avantor Inc. [NYSE:AVTR] by around 44,742,663 shares. Additionally, 228 investors decreased positions by around 47,685,429 shares, while 51 investors held positions by with 477,244,096 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 569,672,188 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AVTR stock had 87 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,085,987 shares, while 58 institutional investors sold positions of 8,938,009 shares during the same period.