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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) which is in the industry Chemicals – Major Diversified, gaining 1.14% today. In the last week its performance is 1.31%, and 4.31% for the past quarter. Currently, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has a target price of 161.06, so today’s gain of 1.14% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.27%.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), has a market cap of 32382.19, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.15%, and institutional ownership is 89.30%.

At the current price of 148.74, it has a dividend yield of 2.31%, and its target price is 161.06. This is with a profit margin of 6.10%, and total debt/equity of 0.81. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has a P/E of 22.14, as well as a forward P/E of 18.18.

With a current EPS of 6.72, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.96%,Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 6.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 10.02%.

Performance for the year is 14.98%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 15.73%.

Volume today for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), is 1065700, while its average volume is 1330.74. Whilst the total gain today was 1.14%, it did have a day high of -5.77%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.96%, and 1.27% for the month. The 52-week low for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has been 31.35%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.77%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.60%, and its return on assets is 3.40%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has an operating margin of 21.20%. With a sales growth of -1.40% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.56, and has a current ratio of 0.9 and 0.7 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.21, and the P/S is 3.4, along with a P/B of 4.57. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 62.9.

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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