LON:AVST - Avast Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started GBX 295 -4.00 (-1.34 %) (As of 03/24/2019 02:02 PM ET)Previous CloseGBX 295Today's RangeGBX 294.75 - GBX 301.7052-Week RangeGBX 205 - GBX 315.75Volume761,374 shsAverage VolumeN/AMarket Capitalization£2.81 billionP/E Ratio15.78Dividend Yield4.45%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendHeadlines Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Avast Plc and its subsidiaries provide digital security products under the Avast and AVG brands worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer and Small and Medium Business (SMB). The company offers products and solutions for protection, performance, privacy, and additional tools for desktop security, server protection, and mobile device protection; and big data and marketing analytics, as well as provides security solutions designed for small businesses. Its security products provide protection against cyber threats, including protection against viruses and other types of malware, network-based attacks, privacy controls, and password and identity management. The company also offers value-added solutions for personal computers and mobile devices focusing on performance and privacy, such as optimization products, VPN products, password manager products, and family safety products. It primarily sells its consumer products directly online and primarily sells its SMB products through resellers and distributors. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Prague, the Czech Republic. Receive AVST News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AVST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange LON Industry Software - Application Sub-IndustryN/A SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolLON:AVST Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIKN/A Webwww.avast.com Phone420 2 4700 5666Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio177.03 Current Ratio0.53 Quick Ratio0.45Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.78 Forward P/E Ratio9.83 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales£747.50 million Price / Sales3.77 Cash FlowGBX 15.68 per share Price / Cash Flow18.82 Book ValueGBX 85 per share Price / Book3.47Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/AMiscellaneous Employees1,581 Outstanding Shares954,020,992Market Cap£2.81 billion Next Earnings DateN/A OptionableNot Optionable Avast (LON:AVST) Frequently Asked Questions What is Avast's stock symbol? Avast trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "AVST." How often does Avast pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Avast? Avast declared a dividend on Wednesday, March 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 23rd will be paid a dividend of GBX 0.09 per share on Monday, June 17th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 23rd. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Avast's Dividend History. What price target have analysts set for AVST? 5 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Avast's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 310 to GBX 400. On average, they anticipate Avast's stock price to reach GBX 350 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Avast. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Avast? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Avast in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Avast. Has Avast been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about AVST stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Avast earned a daily sentiment score of 2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Avast's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Avast include The Sage Group (SGE), Pivotal Software (PVTL), Nemetschek (NEM), AVEVA Group (AVV), Altium (ALU), Descartes Systems Group (DSG), Rocket Internet (RKET), Technology One (TNE), Appen (APX), Kinaxis (KXS), Enghouse Systems (ENGH), Sophos Group (SOPH), Blue Prism Group (PRSM), Bravura Solutions (BVS) and Integrafin (IHP). What other stocks do shareholders of Avast own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Avast investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Constellation Brands (STZ), Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA), HSBC (HSBA), Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO), Etsy (ETSY), Cloudera (CLDR), Alibaba Group (BABA), Tesla (TSLA) and AAR (AIR). Who are Avast's key executives? Avast's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Vincent Steckler, Chief Exec. Officer and Director (Age 61)Peter Russell, Director of Investor RelationsStephanie Kane, VP of PR & Corp. CommunicationsMr. Ondrej Vlcek, Pres of Consumer (Age 42)Kevin Chapman, Sr. VP & GM of Avast Bus. Division 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. What is Avast's stock price today? One share of AVST stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 295. How big of a company is Avast? Avast has a market capitalization of £2.81 billion and generates £747.50 million in revenue each year. Avast employs 1,581 workers across the globe. What is Avast's official website? The official website for Avast is http://www.avast.com. How can I contact Avast? The company can be reached via phone at 420 2 4700 5666. MarketBeat Community Rating for Avast (LON AVST)Community Ranking: 4.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 38 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 10 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 48MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Avast and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AVST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AVST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What Does a Sell-Side Analyst Rating Mean?