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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) which is in the industry Chemicals – Major Diversified, gaining -0.30% today. In the last week its performance is -1.08%, and -0.93% for the past quarter. Currently, Praxair Inc., PX has a target price of 120.33, so today’s gain of -0.30% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.11%.

Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX), has a market cap of 33570.39, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 87.20%.

At the current price of 117.35, it has a dividend yield of 2.55%, and its target price is 120.33. This is with a profit margin of 14.10%, and total debt/equity of 1.92. Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has a P/E of 22.76, as well as a forward P/E of 19.3.

With a current EPS of 5.17, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.72%,Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 6.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 6.34%.

Performance for the year is 5.02%. Since its IPO date on 6/17/1992, the total performance to date is 16.57%.

Volume today for Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX), is 244255, while its average volume is 1172.18. Whilst the total gain today was -0.30%, it did have a day high of -1.49%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.75%, and 1.55% for the month. The 52-week low for Praxair Inc., PX has been 24.49%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.57%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.50%, and its return on assets is 7.90%. Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has an operating margin of 21.40%. With a sales growth of -9.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Praxair Inc., PX is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 1.89, and has a current ratio of 1.6 and 1.3 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Praxair Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.59, and the P/S is 3.19, along with a P/B of 6.87. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 151.9.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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