AVST.L - Avast Plc

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
455.40
-26.40 (-5.48%)
At close: 5:10PM GMT
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Previous Close481.80
Open477.80
Bid455.60 x 0
Ask456.20 x 0
Day's Range430.80 - 477.80
52 Week Range277.20 - 550.00
Volume11,959,972
Avg. Volume2,883,158
Market Cap4.591B
Beta (5Y Monthly)N/A
PE Ratio (TTM)23.72
EPS (TTM)19.20
Earnings DateFeb 26, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield0.07 (1.45%)
Ex-Dividend DateSep 12, 2019
1y Target Est4.19
  • Avast at DLD Conference: What does AI add to our lives?
    PR Newswire

    Avast at DLD Conference: What does AI add to our lives?

    Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today announced that Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation in New York and Avast Security Ambassador, and Michal Pechoucek, Chief Technology Officer at Avast, and Director of the AI Center at the Czech Technical University, will discuss the risks and opportunities of AI on the "Bavaria" stage at the annual Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference in Munich, Germany. The talk titled "What does AI add to our lives?" will take place on January 20 at 1:20 p.m. CET and will also demonstrate how AI can be used to thwart cyberattacks.

  • Avast Plc (LON:AVST) Earns Among The Best Returns In Its Industry
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    Avast Plc (LON:AVST) Earns Among The Best Returns In Its Industry

    Today we'll look at Avast Plc (LON:AVST) and reflect on its potential as an investment. In particular, we'll consider...

  • Six out of ten Americans at risk of falling for phishing scam
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    Six out of ten Americans at risk of falling for phishing scam

    Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security products, conducted a survey asking respondents to identify the login screen they would trust. Respondents were shown two seemingly identical screenshots of Amazon's login page. One screenshot was taken from a phishing version of the site, while the other showed the actual Amazon login page. Sixty-one percent of Americans thought the screenshot of the phishing version was the real site.

  • Mobile Scams, Sophisticated Malspam, IoT Malware and Botnets are on 2020 Prediction List from Avast Threat Experts
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    Mobile Scams, Sophisticated Malspam, IoT Malware and Botnets are on 2020 Prediction List from Avast Threat Experts

    Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in online security products, today announced its cybersecurity predictions for 2020 in its annual Threat Landscape Report.

  • Is Avast Plc's (LON:AVST) 20% ROE Better Than Average?
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    Is Avast Plc's (LON:AVST) 20% ROE Better Than Average?

    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is...

  • Avast Named CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree
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    Avast Named CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (AVST.L), a global leader in digital security products, today announced that its new IoT security product, Avast Omni, has been named a Best of Innovation Honoree in the CES 2020 Innovation Awards. Avast Omni features an easy-to-use app along with hardware that simply plugs into an existing router to secure all Internet of Things devices in the home. Based on Avast's extensive threat intelligence network, Omni sends alerts if unusual behavior is detected on your IoT devices on the home WiFi and blocks access to potential threats.

  • Avast and Czech Technical University in Prague Establish Joint AI and Cybersecurity Lab
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    Avast and Czech Technical University in Prague Establish Joint AI and Cybersecurity Lab

    PRAGUE, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast [LSE:AVST], a global leader in digital security products, and The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), have announced a partnership to advance research in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The collaboration is the first of its kind in this field with the Avast AI and Cybersecurity Laboratory (AAICL) located on campus at CTU in Prague where most of the research will be undertaken.

  • Independent Non-Executive Director Erwin Gunst Just Sold A Bunch Of Shares In Avast Plc (LON:AVST)
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    Independent Non-Executive Director Erwin Gunst Just Sold A Bunch Of Shares In Avast Plc (LON:AVST)

    Some Avast Plc (LON:AVST) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that the Independent Non-Executive Director...

  • Reuters

    Avast target of cyber-security attack, company and Czech counterintelligence say

    Czech-based Avast and Czech counterintelligence service BIS said on Monday they had detected a network attack on the cyber-security company which the BIS suspected of originating in China. Avast said in a blog post that it found suspicious behavior on its network on Sept. 23 and opened an investigation involving the BIS and Czech police along with an external forensics team. The BIS said in a statement that - with contribution from foreign partners - it detected a threat to products of Avast, a company founded in the Czech Republic.

  • Do Directors Own Avast Plc (LON:AVST) Shares?
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    Do Directors Own Avast Plc (LON:AVST) Shares?

    Every investor in Avast Plc (LON:AVST) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Generally speaking, as...

  • Snap Happy Smartphone Generation Loses 20% of Phone Memory to Terrible Pictures
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    Snap Happy Smartphone Generation Loses 20% of Phone Memory to Terrible Pictures

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (AVST.L), a global leader in digital security products, today revealed that the typical person has 952 photos on their devices at any given time, of which as many as 22% are bad quality, blurry, dark or duplicate images. 25-44 year olds have the highest number of photos on their devices, with over 1,000 stored in their phone memory. This could be because those who are parents in this age bracket are taking lots of photos of their kids, and cannot bring themselves to delete the less than perfect ones or do not have the time to go through their photos properly, something many of us can relate to," added Sandro Villinger, Performance Products, Avast.

  • PR Newswire

    Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway Delivers Enterprise-class Network Security as a Service for SMBs and MSSPs

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and LONDON, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (AVST.L), a leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced the launch of Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) for its customers. Avast Business SIG replaces traditional security appliances by delivering powerful, cloud-based protection capabilities as a simple-to-consume subscription service, breaking new ground in delivering enterprise-class security to SMBs. Now, those same network security services such as in-line inspection of all web and internet traffic, firewall, and sandboxing capabilities with full SSL/TLS inspection can be administered quickly and easily through a simple management platform by SMBs or their supporting managed security service provider (MSSP).

  • How Much Are Avast Plc (LON:AVST) Insiders Taking Off The Table?
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    How Much Are Avast Plc (LON:AVST) Insiders Taking Off The Table?

    We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are...

  • It Might Be Better To Avoid Avast Plc's (LON:AVST) Upcoming 1.2% Dividend
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    It Might Be Better To Avoid Avast Plc's (LON:AVST) Upcoming 1.2% Dividend

    Avast Plc (LON:AVST) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in 3 days time. You can purchase shares before the 12th of...

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of AVST.L earnings conference call or presentation 14-Aug-19 8:00am GMT

    Half Year 2019 Avast PLC Earnings Call

  • Here's Why Avast (LON:AVST) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly
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    Here's Why Avast (LON:AVST) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

    Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' It's only natural to consider a company's...

  • Avast Plc Half Year Results for the six-months Ended 30 June 2019
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    Avast Plc Half Year Results for the six-months Ended 30 June 2019

    First half performance underpins a strong full year outlook at the upper end of guidance LONDON , Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (LSE:AVST), Avast plc, together with its subsidiaries ('Avast', 'the ...

  • Avast Launches New Router Security Service with Wind Tre
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    Avast Launches New Router Security Service with Wind Tre

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and LONDON, Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (AVST.L), a global leader in digital security products, today announced the roll-out of a new router security service based on Avast Smart Life, to Wind Tre, a top Italian mobile operator and among the main operators in the fixed-line market. Following on from the market launch of the WIND FAMILY PROTECT application in December, which offers on-the-go parental control solutions for families in Italy, Wind Tre is now the first of our carrier partners worldwide to add router security to its offering for Wind brand subscribers, based on Avast's Smart Life platform, to help its subscribers protect their connected homes and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

  • Avast Secure Browser boosts PC performance by using less memory
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    Avast Secure Browser boosts PC performance by using less memory

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and LONDON, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (AVST.L), a global leader in digital security products, has introduced built-in performance and battery-saving enhancements in the latest release of Avast Secure Browser, code-named 'Zermatt'. The controls in the new Performance Manager feature of Avast Secure Browser have been introduced in response to the growing trend among consumers to use the browser as the primary channel to online content, opening multiple tabs and keeping them active simultaneously which contributes heavily to system degradation. Until now, options to help people control the impact of heavy browser-based multi-tasking on PC performance have been limited," said Will Drewett, Senior Product Manager at Avast.

  • PR Newswire

    Avast Appoints Vita Santrucek to GM of SMB Business

    PRAGUE and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (AVST.L), announced the appointment of Vita Santrucek to General Manager of Avast Business effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Santrucek will join the Avast executive leadership team and deepen his focus on building out excellence in Avast Business products through engineering, product management, and operations as Avast Business continues to expand its network security product and services portfolio, first launched earlier in 2019. Vita Santrucek said, "This has been a watershed year for Avast Business as we defined our small and mid-size business strategy to focus tightly on security, which is our core expertise as a company.

  • The Avast (LON:AVST) Share Price Has Gained 49% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More
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    The Avast (LON:AVST) Share Price Has Gained 49% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More

    These days it's easy to simply buy an index fund, and your returns should (roughly) match the market. But you can...

  • Avast appoints Jaya Baloo as Chief Information Security Officer
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    Avast appoints Jaya Baloo as Chief Information Security Officer

    PRAGUE and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (AVST.L) announced it has appointed Jaya Baloo to the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective October 1, 2019. Jaya Baloo joins Avast from KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she held the position of CISO. Ms. Baloo has been formally recognized in the list of the top 100 CISOs globally and ranks among the top 100 security influencers worldwide.

  • CEO Waives Salary and Bonus Forever in Bet on Tech Firm’s Stock
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    CEO Waives Salary and Bonus Forever in Bet on Tech Firm’s Stock

    (Bloomberg) -- Avast Plc’s new chief executive officer and co-owner, Ondrej Vlcek, gave up his salary and bonus forever, signaling to other shareholders his confidence in the technology company that has gained 46% in the past year.A day after taking the helm of the Prague-based anti-virus software maker, Vlcek “indefinitely” slashed his overall annual pay to $1 and said he would donate his annual board director’s fee of $100,000 to charity, according to a statement from Avast. The CEO now holds 2% of the equity and will continue to be remunerated with shares under the company’s long-term incentive plan.Vlcek, 42, is tying his income to the market pricing of one of the world’s biggest cybersecurity firms, which has outperformed most industry peers over the past year and is likely to gain further, according to all analysts tracked by Bloomberg. He replaces Vincent Steckler, who steered Avast’s global expansion and helped to take the company public last May in London’s biggest-ever technology-focused IPO.The board has reviewed and accepted Vlcek’s proposal to waive his annual salary and bonus. “We respect and commend his decision, which is a testament to his belief in Avast’s long-term value creation potential,” Ulf Claesson, chairman of the remuneration committee, said in the statement.The shares were little changed at 307 pence as of 1:34 p.m. in London, valuing the company at about 3 billion pounds ($3.8 billion). The IPO pricing 14 months ago was 250 pence a share.To contact the reporter on this story: Krystof Chamonikolas in Prague at kchamonikola@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Blaise Robinson at brobinson58@bloomberg.net, John Viljoen, Monica Houston-WaeschFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.