American Vanguard pullback a buying opportunity, says Piper Jaffray Piper Jaffray believes investor concerns surrounding increased competition for American Vanguard's corn soil insecticide products are overblown. Piper recommends taking advantage of the recent pullback in shares and keeps an Overweight rating on the name. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $38 from $41.
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