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How has Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.:(NYSE:APD) performed recently?

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 29695.89. It is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 20.39, a forward P/E of 16.74 and EPS of 6.72. At a stock price of 136.98 (-0.25%) it has a dividend yield of 2.51%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 6.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by 28.20%. The next year growth is going to be about 9.01% and more long-term 9.20% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -1.40%.

For performance, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -8.55%. For the last month performance for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is -12.97%. While the last quarter is -1.93% and half year, -2.82%. Finally for the year, performance is 5.07%.

The 52-week high for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is at -13.22%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 20.96%. The 20-day simple moving average is -9.13% and -2.41% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.66%, and for the month it is 1.46%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., has a target price of 161.69.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.56, and for total debt/equity Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has 0.81. The gross margin is 32.20%, while operating margin is 21.20%, the profit margin is 6.10%. The current ratio is 0.9 and the quick ratio is 0.7.

Insider ownership is at 0.15%, with instituitional ownership at 89.30%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a payout ratio of 123.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 216.79. The shares float is 216.15, with the float short at 1.09%, with short ratio coming to 1.7.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., get 3.40%, with its returns on investment at 9.60%. Return on equity is 8.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 161.69, reached soon?

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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