Dimension Capital Management LLC recently announced the acquisition of new stake in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (NYSE:AVAL). This fresh investment now brings its stake to 0.06% valued currently at $0.56 million. In addition, Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Co. raised its holdings by 15762.0 to 0.15 million shares. And Invesco Investment Advisers LLC has lifted its position by 8.33% or 4128.0 shares – to 53685.0 shares.
With over 0.19 million Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (AVAL) shares trading Monday and a closing price of $2.59 on the day, the dollar volume was approximately $0.49 million. The shares have shown a negative half year performance of -24.49% and its price on 01/23/23 gained nearly 4.02%. Currently, there are 1.19B common shares owned by the public and among those 393.54M shares have been available to trade.
An analysis of what Wall Street brokers have to say about the expected price targets for this stock gives us this picture: 5 analysts who have offered their price forecasts for AVAL have a consensus price objective of $3.21. The analysts have set the share’s price value over the next 12 months at a high of $3.55 and a low of $2.95. The average price target is 29.04% above its recent price level and an upside to the estimated low will see the stock gain 12.2% over that period. But an upside of 27.04% will see the stock hit the forecast high price target while median target price for the stock is $3.24.
The top 3 mutual fund holders in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. are Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock I, Vanguard Total International Stoc, and DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock I owns 0.41 million shares of the company’s stock, all valued at over $1.03 million. DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity sold 13870.0 shares to bring its total holdings to over 32036.0 shares at a value of $81051.0. DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity now owns shares totaling to 0.01% of the shares outstanding.
Shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (NYSE: AVAL) opened at $2.52, up $0.03 from a prior closing price of $2.49. However, the script later moved the day high at 2.6350, up 4.02%. The company’s stock has a 5-day price change of 5.28% and 10.21% over the past three months. AVAL shares are trading 2.37% year to date (YTD), with the 12-month market performance down to -35.54% lower. It has a 12-month low price of $1.96 and touched a high of $5.30 over the same period. AVAL has an average intraday trading volume of 143.24K shares. The stock is trading above its simple moving averages at the SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200, as the current price level is off by 7.92%, 11.46%, and -17.87% respectively.
Institutional ownership of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (NYSE: AVAL) shares accounts for 0.90% of the company’s 1.19B shares outstanding. Mutual fund holders own 0.20%, while other institutional holders and individual stakeholders account for 0.60% and — respectively.
It has a market capitalization of $2.95B and a beta (3y monthly) value of 1.15. The stock’s trailing 12-month PE ratio is 5.51, while the earnings-per-share (ttm) stands at $0.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio at 3.52. Price movements for the stock have been influenced by the stock’s volatility, which stands at 4.69% over the week and 4.22% over the month.
Analysts forecast that Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (AVAL) will achieve an EPS of $0 for the current quarter, $0 for the next quarter and $0.82 for 2023. The lowest estimate earnings-per-share for the quarter is $0 while analysts give the company a high EPS estimate of $0. Comparatively, EPS for the current quarter was $0.17 a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal year are expected to increase by 40.40%, and -19.20% over the next financial year.
If you are looking to buy this stock, then you may note that the average analyst recommendation by 5 brokerage firm advisors rate Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (AVAL) as a “Moderate Buy” at a consensus score of 2.70. Specifically, 1 Wall Street analysts polled rate the stock as a buy, while 4 of the 5 advise that investors “hold,” and 0 rated it as a “Sell.”
Looking at the support for the AVAL, a number of firms have released research notes about the stock. Scotiabank stated their Sector Perform rating for the stock in a research note on December 21, 2021, with the firm’s price target at $6.20. JP Morgan coverage for the Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (AVAL) stock in a research note released on August 05, 2021 offered a Neutral rating with a price target of $5.50. Citigroup on their part issued Buy rating on October 16, 2019.