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Morning Stock Stories: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Today’s top gainers include the company Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) which is in the industry Chemicals – Major Diversified, gaining 0.10% today. In the last week its performance is -0.80%, and 1.30% for the past quarter. Currently, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has a target price of 151.81, so today’s gain of 0.10% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.06%.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), has a market cap of 31.03 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 91.60%.

At the current price of 142.71, it has a dividend yield of 2.66%, and its target price is 151.81. This is with a profit margin of 36.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.41. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has a P/E of 23.81, as well as a forward P/E of 21.01.

With a current EPS of 5.99, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.51%,Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 5.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 3.14%.

Performance for the year is 11.68%. Since its IPO date on 04/06/1983, the total performance to date is -0.08%.

Volume today for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), is 1271857, while its average volume is 1378.49. Whilst the total gain today was 0.10%, it did have a day high of -3.35%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.27%, and 1.29% for the month. The 52-week low for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has been 17.97%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.91%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.30%, and its return on assets is 18.40%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has an operating margin of 20.50%. With a sales growth of 11.40% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.35, and has a current ratio of 2 and 1.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.? Well its PEG is 7.58, and the P/S is 3.54, along with a P/B of 3.34. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 9.42.

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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