Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 33266.89. It is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 22.44, a forward P/E of 19.07 and EPS of 5.17. At a stock price of 116.77 (0.62%) it has a dividend yield of 2.59%.
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 9.54% and more long-term 6.34% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 30.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -2.70%.
For performance, Praxair Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -1.98%. For the last month performance for Praxair Inc. is 2.35%. While the last quarter is 1.52% and half year, 19.91%. Finally for the year, performance is 4.98%.
The 52-week high for Praxair Inc., is at -2.06%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 23.87%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.84% and 7.23% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 1.35%, and for the month it is 1.32%. Praxair Inc., has a target price of 120.67.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.79, and for total debt/equity Praxair Inc. has 1.94. The gross margin is 44.80%, while operating margin is 22.40%, the profit margin is 15.00%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 1.1.
Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 87.30%. Praxair Inc. has a payout ratio of 66.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 286.66. The shares float is 284.85, with the float short at 1.61%, with short ratio coming to 3.95.
In terms of returns, the return on assets see Praxair Inc., get 8.30%, with its returns on investment at 12.50%. Return on equity is 33.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 120.67, reached soon?
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