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How has Praxair Inc.:(NYSE:PX) performed recently?

Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 33869.01. It is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 22.95, a forward P/E of 19.46 and EPS of 5.17. At a stock price of 117.86 (-0.67%) it has a dividend yield of 2.53%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 6.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by -6.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 9.72% and more long-term 6.34% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -12.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -9.00%.

For performance, Praxair Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 3.76%. For the last month performance for Praxair Inc. is 5.83%. While the last quarter is 2.89% and half year, 23.56%. Finally for the year, performance is 4.24%.

The 52-week high for Praxair Inc., is at -1.15%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 25.03%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.98% and 8.92% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.23%, and for the month it is 1.66%. Praxair Inc., has a target price of 118.67.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.89, and for total debt/equity Praxair Inc. has 1.92. The gross margin is 44.80%, while operating margin is 21.40%, the profit margin is 14.10%. The current ratio is 1.6 and the quick ratio is 1.3.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 87.30%. Praxair Inc. has a payout ratio of 55.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 285.43. The shares float is 284.85, with the float short at 1.66%, with short ratio coming to 3.96.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Praxair Inc., get 7.90%, with its returns on investment at 12.50%. Return on equity is 32.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 118.67, 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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