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Navigating the Volatility of AeroVironment Inc.’s (AVAV) Stock

In the past week, AVAV stock has gone down by -15.55%, with a monthly decline of -7.37% and a quarterly surge of 8.39%. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.22%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.35% for AeroVironment Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -11.92% for AVAV’s stock, with a 0.96% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

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compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 0.58. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 4 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 3 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) is $107.80, which is $17.93 above the current market price. The public float for AVAV is 24.66M, and currently, short sellers hold a 3.84% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of AVAV on May 25, 2023 was 218.54K shares.

AVAV) stock’s latest price update

The stock of AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) has decreased by -15.30 when compared to last closing price of 108.94.Despite this, the company has seen a loss of -15.55% in its stock price over the last five trading days.

AVAV Trading at -8.37% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AVAV to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -17.90% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.35%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.22%, as shares sank -6.27% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +3.27% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AVAV fell by -14.05%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +4.79% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $104.44. In addition, AeroVironment Inc. saw 7.72% 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 AVAV starting from PAGE STEPHEN F, who sale 2,105 shares at the price of $90.78 back on Mar 30. After this action, PAGE STEPHEN F now owns 45,721 shares of AeroVironment Inc., valued at $191,092 using the latest closing price.

MULLER EDWARD R, the Director of AeroVironment Inc., sale 7,511 shares at $92.54 during a trade that took place back on Mar 09, which means that MULLER EDWARD R is holding 20,408 shares at $695,068 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AVAV

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -1.95 for the present operating margin
  • +31.69 for the gross margin

The net margin for AeroVironment Inc. stands at -0.94. The total capital return value is set at -1.05, while invested capital returns managed to touch -0.51. Equity return is now at value -1.40, with -0.90 for asset returns.

Based on AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV), the company’s capital structure generated 35.62 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 26.27. Total debt to assets is 22.37, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 32.86. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 24.23.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.91, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.10. The receivables turnover for the company is 2.98 and the total asset turnover is 0.46. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.64.


To put it simply, AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating 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.