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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD)?

The company in question is, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) currently with a stock price of 149.26 (-0.88% today). The market cap for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is 33546.21, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Chemicals – Major Diversified industry. The target price for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is 161.06. Currently Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 22.41, and a forward P/E of 18.39. Average volume for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is 1150.32 and so far today it is 268455.

Performance in the last year for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has been 13.16%. For EPS growth, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has seen a growth of 28.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.03%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.30% over the last five years and could be 10.02% for the next five years. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 10.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.77%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.24%.

Since the IPO date for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. on the 4/6/1983, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 17.16%. With Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. trading at 149.26, the dividend yield is 2.28%, and the EPS is 6.72.

So could Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.41. The PEG is 2.24, P/S is 3.53 and the P/B is at 4.63. The P/cash is 65.16, with P/free cash flow at 75.81.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.56, and total debt/equity at 0.81.

In terms of margins, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a gross margin of 32.20%, an operating margin of 21.20% and a profit margin of 6.10%.Payout ratio for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is 123.90%. Return on assets come to 3.40% with return on investment coming to 9.60%.

Insider ownership for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is at 0.15% and institutional ownership comes to 89.30%. Outstanding shares are at 222.78. While shares float is 216.15. The float short is currently 1.21%, and short ratio is 2.27.

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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