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Morning Hot Stocks: Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX)

The company in question is, Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) currently with a stock price of 128.37 (-0.35% today). The market cap for Praxair, Inc. is 36.65 B, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Chemicals РMajor Diversified industry. The target price for Praxair, Inc. is 1.6. Currently Praxair, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 24.09, and a forward P/E of 20.51. Average volume for Praxair, Inc. is 1324.18 and so far today it is 2094565.

Performance in the last year for Praxair, Inc. has been 18.91%. For EPS growth, Praxair, Inc. has seen a growth of -2.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.31%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -0.90% over the last five years and could be 7.13% for the next five years. Praxair, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 8.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 9.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.47%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.49%.

Since the IPO date for Praxair, Inc. on the 6/17/1992, Praxair, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 10.27%. With Praxair, Inc. trading at 128.37, the dividend yield is 2.45%, and the EPS is 5.33.

So could Praxair, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.09. The PEG is 3.38, P/S is 3.41 and the P/B is at 6.63. The P/cash is 70.62, with P/free cash flow at 62.76.

Praxair, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.62, and total debt/equity at 1.69.

In terms of margins, Praxair, Inc. has a gross margin of 44.00%, an operating margin of 21.10% and a profit margin of 14.30%.Payout ratio for Praxair, Inc. is 56.60%. Return on assets come to 7.80% with return on investment coming to 11.60%.

Insider ownership for Praxair, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 91.10%. Outstanding shares are at 285.51. While shares float is 284.76. The float short is currently 1.47%, and short ratio is 3.17.

Graphs: Praxair, Inc. NYSE: PX | Friday May 19, 2017

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