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Is Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.(NYSE: APD), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is 1392.78, and so far today it has a volume of 1182700. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 7.29%.

To help you determine whether Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.4 and forward P/E is 16.75. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.22. P/S ratio is 3.12 and the P/B ratio is 4.21. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 57.71 and 67.13 respectively.

At the current price Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is trading at, 137.03 (0.67% today), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.51%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 123.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.72, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.01% after growing 28.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.40%, and -1.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 216.79, and the number of shares float is 216.15. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.15%, and institutional ownership is at 89.30%. The float short is 1.09%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.7. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.40%, and also a return on investment of 9.60%.

The ability for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.56 and total debt/equity is 0.81. In terms of margins, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a gross margin of 32.20%, with its operating margin at 21.20%, and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a profit margin of 6.10%.

The 52 week high is -13.18%, with 21.00% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -8.94% and the 200 day simple moving average is -2.41%.

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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