See How Avery Dennison Ranks Among Analysts' Top Picks With Strong Buyback Activity


A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Avery Dennison Corp. (Symbol: AVY) is the #88 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must have repurchased at least 5% of its outstanding shares over the trailing twelve month period. In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the list of stocks with strong buyback activity was ranked according to those averages.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AVY makes up 1.37% of the Dynamic Basic Materials Sector Portfolio ETF ( PYZ ) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Thursday.

AVY operates in the Office Supplies sector, among companies like Pitney Bowes Inc ( PBI ) which is off about 1.7% today, and West Corp. ( WSTC ) trading lower by about 2.5%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of AVY, versus PBI and WSTC.

AVY,PBI,WSTC Relative Performance Chart

AVY is currently trading up about 1.5% midday Thursday.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas

Referenced Stocks: AVY , PBI , PYZ , WSTC

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