American Vanguard Corp (AVD): Ulrich Trogele , officer of American Vanguard Corp purchased 5,000 shares on Sep 9, 2016. The Insider buying transaction was reported by the company on Sep 12, 2016 to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shares were purchased at $15.91 per share for a total value of $79,550.00 , the company said in a SEC Form 4 Filing.
Other Insider transactions have been reported by the company according to SEC Form 4, on Sep 1, 2016, John Rizzi (officer ) sold 5,000 shares at $17.34 per share price.On Aug 17, 2016, Scott Hendrix (VP/US Crop AMVAC Chemical Corp) sold 4,000 shares at $17.25 per share price.Also, On May 9, 2016, Ulrich Trogele (officer ) purchased 15,000 shares at $13.25 per share price.
American Vanguard Corp.: On Monday, Sep 12, 2016 heightened volatility was witnessed in American Vanguard Corp. which led to swings in the share price. The shares opened for trading at $15.44 and hit $16.23 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $16.15, with a gain of 3.66% or 0.57 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 115,486 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $17.92 and the company has a market cap of $474 M . The 52-week low of the share price is at $9.63.
Company has been under the radar of several Street Analysts.American Vanguard Corp. is Upgraded by SunTrust to Buy. Earlier the firm had a rating of Neutral on the company shares. The Rating was issued on Aug 3, 2016.American Vanguard Corp. is Downgraded by BB&T Capital Mkts to Hold. Earlier the firm had a rating of Buy on the company shares. The Rating was issued on Jul 13, 2016.
American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) operates as a holding company. The Company is primarily a specialty chemical manufacturer that develops and markets products for agricultural commercial and consumer uses. It manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops human and animal protection. It conducts its business through its subsidiaries which include AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC) GemChem Inc. 2110 Davie Corporation Quimica Amvac de Mexico S.A. de C.V. AMVAC Mexico Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada AMVAC de Costa Rica Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada AMVAC Switzerland GmbH AMVAC do Brasil Representacoes Ltda AMVAC CV AMVAC Netherlands BV and Envance Technologies LLC. AMVAC is its main operating subsidiary which owns and/or operates its domestic manufacturing facilities. AMVAC manufactures formulates packages and sells its products in the United States. AMVAC markets insecticides fungicides herbicides molluscicides growth regulators and soil fumigants.