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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 30158.97. It is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 21.12, a forward P/E of 17.16 and EPS of 6.56. At a stock price of 138.49 (-1.74%) it has a dividend yield of 2.48%.

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 8.00% and more long-term 9.07% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 30.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -5.90%.

For performance, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 3.37%. For the last month performance for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is -2.71%. While the last quarter is -2.34% and half year, 8.52%. Finally for the year, performance is 4.31%.

The 52-week high for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is at -8.41%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 22.29%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.99% and 2.57% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.04%, and for the month it is 1.64%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., has a target price of 155.75.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.52, and for total debt/equity Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has 0.84. The gross margin is 31.60%, while operating margin is 19.90%, the profit margin is 5.80%. The current ratio is 0.8 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 90.10%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a payout ratio of 127.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 217.77. The shares float is 215.64, with the float short at 1.59%, with short ratio coming to 3.41.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., get 3.20%, with its returns on investment at 9.60%. Return on equity is 7.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 155.75, 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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