Why American Vanguard's Shares Popped Today

Why American Vanguard's Shares Popped Today

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of specialty chemicals maker American Vanguard jumped 10% today after reporting earnings.

So what: Sales rose 8% to $97.2 million in the third quarter and net income jumped 10% to $8.9 million. Both figures were ahead of estimates with earnings per share of $0.31 was two cents ahead of estimates.

Now what: Industry trends are helping grow sales and a partnership with Monsanto to market Impact herbicide is paying dividends. Management expects future growth to be strong given the company's new product lines. This wasn't a crushing earnings beat but with shares trading at 15 times forward estimates and industry trends remaining strong I think there's still room to run, especially if shares pull back in coming days.

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