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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 -0.28% today. In the last week its performance is 4.96%, and 12.10% for the past quarter. Currently, Praxair Inc., PX has a target price of 123.5, so today’s gain of -0.28% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.35%.

Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX), has a market cap of 34998.97, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 86.30%.

At the current price of 122.22, it has a dividend yield of 2.45%, and its target price is 123.5. This is with a profit margin of 15.10%, and total debt/equity of 1.94. Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has a P/E of 22.29, as well as a forward P/E of 20.24.

With a current EPS of 5.5, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.91%,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 6.15%.

Performance for the year is 12.83%. Since its IPO date on 6/17/1992, the total performance to date is 21.38%.

Volume today for Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX), is 416116, while its average volume is 1227.75. Whilst the total gain today was -0.28%, it did have a day high of -2.22%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.82%, and 1.21% for the month. The 52-week low for Praxair Inc., PX has been 29.65%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.22%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.50%, and its return on assets is 8.30%. Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has an operating margin of 22.60%. With a sales growth of -2.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Praxair Inc., PX is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 1.79, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 1.1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Praxair Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.63, and the P/S is 3.35, along with a P/B of 6.81. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 61.73.

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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