American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

A specialty chemical manufacturer that develops and markets safe and effective products for agricultural and commercial uses. The Company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human and animal protection.

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Member Avatar rknapton (< 20) Submitted: 7/23/2013 8:22:55 PM : Outperform Start Price: $24.11 AVD Score: -75.48

Long. Ag Chemicals. 39% Rev growth, 93% earnings growth. 15x ttm PE, 11x fye.

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Member Avatar Kidkerner (53.54) Submitted: 5/3/2012 12:33:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $24.36 AVD Score: -102.03

Excellent earnings report today, far exceeded expectations. 0.31 EPS reported vs. 0.25 estimated. American Vanguard is a well run company with a history of outperformance, and an increasing dividend to boot! I see a double in 12 months or less.

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Member Avatar SHICEL (64.25) Submitted: 3/31/2012 9:06:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $21.16 AVD Score: -94.27

chart looks good

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Member Avatar djaofficial (< 20) Submitted: 3/7/2012 2:18:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.09 AVD Score: -90.73

I think this stock will do awesome

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Member Avatar Quiggley98 (45.95) Submitted: 1/10/2012 12:50:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.88 AVD Score: -79.83

I hear good things about this, just adding to watch mainly.

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Member Avatar Blackheart21 (55.47) Submitted: 6/16/2011 2:49:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.88 AVD Score: -60.66

Hidden on the balance sheet are potential savings that are not factored into the guidance. Metrics rate pretty good versus peers

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Member Avatar unicornhunter7 (66.09) Submitted: 11/17/2010 10:33:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.62 AVD Score: -6.09

This company makes agricultural chemicals. We will need more food, and at such a cheap price, I am sure it will get more play than the big companies. It is near its low, so I am ging to jump in here.

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Member Avatar capitanKaboom (87.52) Submitted: 11/17/2009 2:45:52 PM : Underperform Start Price: $7.07 AVD Score: +28.65

screen % ab 52wklow

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Member Avatar DrFoolfinger (< 20) Submitted: 12/3/2008 5:15:50 AM : Outperform Start Price: $8.62 AVD Score: -124.97

A well-run agricultural concern the price of which might have hit bedrock. Remember this one during spring planting...

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Member Avatar boiseidfool (95.05) Submitted: 8/18/2008 9:31:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.76 AVD Score: -86.33

This stock is projected by Value Line to double earnings in the next five years, has actually doubled earnings in the past five years, is selling at price-earnings multiples (P/Es) that are 110 percent or less of Value Line's projected earnings growth rate, and has a safety rating of average or better.

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Member Avatar NatMan08 (< 20) Submitted: 5/12/2008 6:14:34 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.43 AVD Score: -84.81

Not well known. Agriculture chemicals will be hot this year.

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Member Avatar dukester7 (32.53) Submitted: 4/24/2008 5:01:11 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.17 AVD Score: -84.78

It is the season for corn.

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Member Avatar minsk74 (74.70) Submitted: 4/16/2008 8:14:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.32 AVD Score: -89.06

This stock is a phantom of sorts. It does not come up in most search results when you research the industry. There are no lengthy discussions about it in the news or blogs. It has not been overly analyzed by professional analysts, urging hordes of panicking people to either buy or sell. Thus, the company did not attract too much attention to itself from those hordes of panicking people, who are trying to find some kind of consensus among financial advisors, as well as among private investor bloggers, who, as expected by panicking hordes, will lead the way to the “risk-free” investments that would set them for life. Meanwhile, the company’s financials look solid, P/E is below the industry average, and therefore the stock is priced decently, without the surcharge of the industry craze, that is hiking the prices of the more actively tracked stocks in the same industry. I have not done an extensive research, but I think AVD could be given a try, at least while it is on the rise.

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Member Avatar notwork (< 20) Submitted: 4/7/2008 7:58:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $15.02 AVD Score: -81.18

they just bought orthene. I like the way it smells.

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Member Avatar capecodbum (< 20) Submitted: 6/21/2007 9:26:14 AM : Outperform Start Price: $12.75 AVD Score: -56.58

4th qtr profit increase is predicted; weather has been favorable for the need for chemical pest control; increase demand for corn also increased the demand for the treatments AVD produces.

Financially, they have good return on capital, 35% internal ownership of their stock and 58% institutional ownership. There has been increase in sales due to the new aquisition made in Nov 2006. These are usually indicators of a good long-term outlook.

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Member Avatar rakapu (< 20) Submitted: 6/15/2007 5:11:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.02 AVD Score: -56.22

I heard today that corn planting is up 15% compared to last year, mainly due to demand for ethanol. This could provide a nice boost to AVD, as they sell corn pesticides. I bet this will be seen in their next earnings release.

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Member Avatar mikerobwil (< 20) Submitted: 3/1/2007 12:43:33 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.94 AVD Score: -86.13

Strong and experienced management team continues to grow the company in a direction that has created consistently high returns.

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Member Avatar fatdiesel (92.62) Submitted: 9/29/2006 7:29:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.24 AVD Score: -79.79

Buy on the dips and give it time.

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Member Avatar hlacheen (99.20) Submitted: 9/26/2006 6:59:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.57 AVD Score: -93.07

AVD is an extremely strong company. Their EPS has been growing steadily for years, and they are properly deploying capital and utilizing debt to make product aquisitions. Their profit margins and ROE are increasing consistently each and every year.

The only significant risk I see is that of genetically engineered produce that does not need pesticides. Thus far, this has not negatively affected AVD, but if the popularity of genetically modified produce increases, it could.

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