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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Chemicals – Major Diversified in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD  has a market cap of 31186.07. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD performance year to date is 21.43%. Today Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has gained -0.16%, with a current price of 143.24.

Ownership of the company is 0.15% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 116.60%. Return of assets are at 3.60%, with return on investment at 11.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.69. While Total debt/equity is 0.88. With a profit margin of 6.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 32.80%, and operating margin of 22.00%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has seen a EPS growth of 17.40%. A performance for the year of 16.12%. The 52-week high is -1.28%, and the 52-week low is 37.60%. The average volume for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD is 231585.

With a target price of 148.94, can Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a P/E of 20.59 and a forward P/E of 20.27. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.27 and 4.4 respectively. For P/cash, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a value of 20.77, while it is 36.67 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 143.24, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.40%. We see a return on equity of 8.90%.

Looking more long-term Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -0.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.79% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 17.40% for this year and for the last five years a 5.90% growth has been seen.

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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