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Avast Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 446
-7.20 (-1.59 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: GBX 446
50-Day Range
MA: GBX 495.79
52-Week Range
Now: GBX 446
Volume2.45 million shs
Average Volume2.07 million shs
Market Capitalization£4.59 billion
P/E Ratio21.24
Dividend Yield2.61%
Avast Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides digital security products under the Avast, HMA, AVG, and CCleaner brands worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer and Small to Mid-Sized Business (SMB). The company offers desktop security and mobile device protection products; value-added solutions for performance, privacy, and other tools; dynamic secure search solution, including browser toolbar; and big data and marketing analytics solutions, as well as security and protection solutions for small and medium-sized business. It also provides standalone and managed antivirus products; and managed security platforms, including CloudCare, an online security service for small and medium businesses, as well as Management Console, a cloud-based console that deploys antivirus protection to multiple devices and manage all devices from one place. In addition, the company offers business security services, such as patch management, backup and recovery, email security, content filtering, and secure Web and Internet gateway services. The company primarily sells software licenses through e-commerce services providers, and retailers and resellers. Avast Plc was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Prague, the Czech Republic.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Software - Application
Phone420 2 4700 5666
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£878.80 million
Cash FlowGBX 14.48 per share
Book ValueGBX 112.20 per share



Outstanding Shares1,028,870,000
Market Cap£4.59 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable


Overall MarketRank

1.74 out of 5 stars

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
GBX 446
-7.20 (-1.59 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Avast (LON:AVST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Avast a buy right now?

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avast in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings, 7 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Avast stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Avast?

Wall Street analysts have given Avast a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Avast wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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How has Avast's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Avast's stock was trading at GBX 344.40 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, AVST shares have increased by 29.5% and is now trading at GBX 446.
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How often does Avast pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avast?

Avast announced a dividend on Wednesday, March 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 0.11 per share on Friday, June 18th. This represents a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 13th. This is a boost from Avast's previous dividend of GBX 0.05. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
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Is Avast a good dividend stock?

Avast pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.14 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.61%. The dividend payout ratio of Avast is 0.68%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%.
View Avast's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for AVST?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Avast's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 355 to GBX 685. On average, they anticipate Avast's stock price to reach GBX 541.82 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 21.5% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Avast's key executives?

Avast's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Ondrej Vlcek, CEO & Director (Age 44, Pay $524.19k)
  • Mr. Pavel Baudis, Co-Founder & Non-Exec. Director
  • Dr. Eduard Kucera, Co-Founder & Non-Exec. Director
  • Mr. Philip Anthony Marshall, CFO & Director (Age 51, Pay $1.27M)
  • Mr. Michal Pechoucek, Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Detlef Steinmetz, Chief Information Officer (Age 54)
  • Peter Russell, Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Kelby Barton, Company Sec. & Gen. Counsel
  • Stephanie Kane, VP of PR & Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Jim Holden, Sr. VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel.

Who are some of Avast's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Avast own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Avast investors own include Diageo (DGE), Aviva (AV), Barclays (BARC), Legal & General Group Plc (LGEN.L) (LGEN), Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), AstraZeneca (AZN), Cloudera (CLDR), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), HSBC Holdings plc (HSBA.L) (HSBA) and Intel (INTC).

What is Avast's stock symbol?

Avast trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "AVST."

How do I buy shares of Avast?

Shares of AVST and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.
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What is Avast's stock price today?

One share of AVST stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 446.

How much money does Avast make?

Avast has a market capitalization of £4.59 billion and generates £878.80 million in revenue each year.

How many employees does Avast have?

Avast employs 1,792 workers across the globe.

What is Avast's official website?

The official website for Avast is www.avast.com.

How can I contact Avast?

The company can be reached via phone at 420 2 4700 5666.

This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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