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Piper Jaffray reiterated its Overweight rating on American Vanguard (NYSE: AVD) and raised its price target from $32 to $38.

Piper Jaffray noted, "After touring American Vanguard's Hannibal, MO manufacturing facility and discussing bug/weed resistance issues with Monsanto at their analyst event in Monmouth, IL, we are taking the opportunity to introduce FY14 estimates and lift our price target on AVD shares from $32 to $38. We believe AVD is making the necessary investments in capacity expansion to meet the growing demand for insecticides & herbicides that maximize yield and provide protection against resistance issues that are evolving from continuous corn planting practices and over application of glyphosate herbicide."

American Vanguard closed at $29.40. on Friday.

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May 2015BB&T CapitalInitiates Coverage onBuy
Apr 2015Piper JaffrayMaintainsNeutral
Mar 2015Topeka CapitalUpgradesHoldBuy

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