Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31.54 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is 144.55 (with a change from open of -0.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 153.8. Volume today has so far reached 5276, with an average volume of about 1189.01. The GAP for this stock, is 0.20%.
The P/E ratio is 24.09, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.24. The current EPS for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is 5.99, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 17.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 0.38%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.48% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 3.14%. Quarter over quarter is 7.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 11.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 5.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.30%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.15% and institutional ownership is 89.50%. Shares outstanding is 218.46, while shares float is at a value of 217.29. Float short for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is 1.45% and the short ratio is 2.66.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.35, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.41. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 1.9. The most recent gross margin is 31.40% and their operating margin is 20.50%. The profit margin is 36.20%.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 18.40%, and on investment, 12.30%. Return on equity is 41.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 7.67. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.6, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.38 and Price/cash is 9.58, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.
The simple moving averages are 0.38% and 2.47% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.92% and the 52 week low is 12.05%.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.63%, with a current price of 144.55. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 23.60%. This is in an industry, Chemicals – Major Diversified, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is based in USA.
Performance in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry means that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.58%, with performance for the month coming to -1.30%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.54%, and for the half year the performance is 5.57%. Volatility for this week is 1.05% and for the month this is 1.12%.
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