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How has Praxair Inc.:(NYSE:PX) performed recently?

Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 35095.12. It is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 22.16, a forward P/E of 20.19 and EPS of 5.5. At a stock price of 121.82 (-0.99%) it has a dividend yield of 2.46%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 6.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by -6.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 9.49% and more long-term 6.15% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 30.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -2.70%.

For performance, Praxair Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.60%. For the last month performance for Praxair Inc. is 4.02%. While the last quarter is 10.73% and half year, 21.37%. Finally for the year, performance is 19.04%.

The 52-week high for Praxair Inc., is at -2.54%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 29.23%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.77% and 10.96% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.12%, and for the month it is 1.23%. Praxair Inc., has a target price of 125.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.79, and for total debt/equity Praxair Inc. has 1.94. The gross margin is 44.90%, while operating margin is 22.60%, the profit margin is 15.10%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 86.30%. Praxair Inc. has a payout ratio of 53.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 288.09. The shares float is 284.81, with the float short at 1.35%, with short ratio coming to 3.15.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Praxair Inc., get 8.30%, with its returns on investment at 12.50%. Return on equity is 33.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 125, reached soon?

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