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An Evaluation Of Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT) Prospects

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Avient Corporation (AVNT) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.74, or -1.99%, to $36.53. The Avient Corporation has recorded 11,579 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Avient To Hold Fourth Quarter 2022 Conference Call.

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Stocks Info

AVNT belongs to the Basic Materials sector of the NYSE while operating in the Specialty Chemicals industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $37.27 and fluctuated between $37.67 as its day high and $36.90 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Avient Corporation is $3.35B. A total of 0.51 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 638.05K shares.

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, AVNT has seen 1 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 347,222 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 50 BUYs and 9 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 466,177 shares during that period but sold 40,012.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Avient Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.99, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.66%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 26.38. AVNT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/15/2022 when it declared a $0.2475 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/6/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/6/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 9/15/2022. The AVNT stock dividend was $0.2370 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for AVNT in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $41.33 with high estimates of $50.00 and low estimates of $34.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AVNT has a high of $55.44 and a low of $27.65.

As of this writing, AVNT has an earnings estimate of $0.61 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.69 per share and a lower estimate of $0.56. The company reported an EPS of $0.99 in the last quarter, which was 4.20% higher than expectations of $0.95.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 10 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for AVNT is Hold with a score of 4.56. A total of 7 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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