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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 29175.7. 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 131.49 (with a change from open of 0.10%), this in conjunction with a target price of 157.81. Volume today has so far reached 587833, with an average volume of about 1512.51. The GAP for this stock, is -1.09%.

The P/E ratio is 19.77, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.29. The current EPS for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is 6.72, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 28.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.41%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 2.36% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.20%. Quarter over quarter is 10.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.15% and institutional ownership is 87.90%. Shares outstanding is 219.68, while shares float is at a value of 216.15. Float short for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is 1.09% and the short ratio is 1.56.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.56, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.81. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 32.20% and their operating margin is 21.20%. The profit margin is 6.10%.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.40%, and on investment, 9.60%. Return on equity is 8.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.15. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.07, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.08 and Price/cash is 56.67, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 65.93.

The simple moving averages are -5.21% and 1.44% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.38% and the 52 week low is 26.31%.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.59%, with a current price of 131.49. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 123.90%. 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 -2.43%, with performance for the month coming to -2.19%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.97%, and for the half year the performance is 6.41%. Volatility for this week is 1.51% and for the month this is 1.36%.

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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