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Avantor Inc. (AVTR) Stock: What the Analysts are Saying

Avantor Inc. (NYSE: AVTR) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 21.68x. and a 36-month beta value of 1.38. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 12 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price predicted for Avantor Inc. (AVTR) by analysts is $27.67, which is $6.03 above the current market price. The public float for AVTR is 656.38M, and at present, short sellers hold a 1.88% of that float. On March 17, 2023, the average trading volume of AVTR was 6.90M shares.

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AVTR) stock’s latest price update

Avantor Inc. (NYSE: AVTR)’s stock price has increased by 3.02 compared to its previous closing price of 20.52. However, the company has seen a fall of -5.88% in its stock price over the last five trading days.

AVTR’s Market Performance

Avantor Inc. (AVTR) has experienced a -5.88% fall in stock performance for the past week, with a -12.93% drop in the past month, and a -3.91% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 5.20%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 3.32% for AVTR. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -10.45% for AVTR stock, with a simple moving average of -13.72% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AVTR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AVTR stocks, with Deutsche Bank repeating the rating for AVTR by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for AVTR in the upcoming period, according to Deutsche Bank is $24 based on the research report published on December 14th of the previous year 2022.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AVTR reach a price target of $28. The rating they have provided for AVTR stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 05th, 2022.

Cowen gave a rating of “Market Perform” to AVTR, setting the target price at $28 in the report published on September 14th of the previous year.

AVTR Trading at -8.87% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AVTR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -40.27% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.32%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.20%, as shares sank -14.90% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -0.14% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AVTR fell by -5.88%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -35.90% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $23.42. In addition, Avantor Inc. saw 0.24% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AVTR starting from Brophy Gerard, who sale 3,914 shares at the price of $25.00 back on Mar 03. After this action, Brophy Gerard now owns 108,715 shares of Avantor Inc., valued at $97,850 using the latest closing price.

Couturier Christophe, the EVP, AMEA of Avantor Inc., sale 2,324 shares at $24.32 during a trade that took place back on Feb 28, which means that Couturier Christophe is holding 100,717 shares at $56,520 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AVTR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.35 for the present operating margin
  • +30.41 for the gross margin

The net margin for Avantor Inc. stands at +9.14. Equity return is now at value 15.30, with 4.90 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.60.


To sum up, Avantor Inc. (AVTR) has seen a bad performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.