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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 1051.73, and so far today it has a volume of 208542. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 16.23%.

To help you determine whether Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.79 and forward P/E is 18.51. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.51. P/S ratio is 3.38 and the P/B ratio is 4.67. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 103.1 and 102.58 respectively.

At the current price Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is trading at, 149.46 (0.05% today), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.30%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 127.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.56, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.02% after growing 28.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 30.90%, and -5.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 216.1, and the number of shares float is 215.68. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 90.10%. The float short is 1.40%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.86. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.20%, 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 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.52 and total debt/equity is 0.84. In terms of margins, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a gross margin of 31.60%, with its operating margin at 19.90%, and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a profit margin of 5.80%.

The 52 week high is -1.15%, with 31.98% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.65% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.90%.

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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