Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 34023.42. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Praxair Inc. is 116.55 (with a change from open of 0.41%), this in conjunction with a target price of 125.78. Volume today has so far reached 310774, with an average volume of about 1223.18. The GAP for this stock, is -1.06%.
The P/E ratio is 21.34, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.49. The current EPS for Praxair Inc., is 5.5, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -6.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.89%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Praxair Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.14% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.74%. Quarter over quarter is 30.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.30%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 86.40%. Shares outstanding is 290.03, while shares float is at a value of 284.81. Float short for Praxair Inc. is 0.93% and the short ratio is 2.16.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.79, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.94. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is 44.90% and their operating margin is 22.60%. The profit margin is 15.10%.
Praxair Inc. has seen returns on assets of 8.30%, and on investment, 12.50%. Return on equity is 33.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.17. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.25, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.52 and Price/cash is 60.01, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 81.2.
The simple moving averages are -2.11% and 4.82% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.19% and the 52 week low is 24.39%.
Praxair Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.56%, with a current price of 116.55. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 53.00%. This is in an industry, Chemicals – Major Diversified, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Praxair Inc. is based in USA.
Performance in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry means that Praxair Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -2.53%, with performance for the month coming to -0.58%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.27%, and for the half year the performance is 11.17%. Volatility for this week is 1.40% and for the month this is 1.31%.
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