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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) which is in the industry Chemicals – Major Diversified, gaining 0.51% today. In the last week its performance is 1.84%, and 8.60% for the past quarter. Currently, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has a target price of 161.06, so today’s gain of 0.51% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.45%.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), has a market cap of 34025.69, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.15%, and institutional ownership is 89.30%.

At the current price of 157.09, it has a dividend yield of 2.19%, and its target price is 161.06. This is with a profit margin of 6.10%, and total debt/equity of 0.81. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has a P/E of 23.38, as well as a forward P/E of 19.19.

With a current EPS of 6.72, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.03%,Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 6.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 10.02%.

Performance for the year is 15.36%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 22.23%.

Volume today for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), is 1057200, while its average volume is 986.8. Whilst the total gain today was 0.51%, it did have a day high of -0.27%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.07%, and 1.06% for the month. The 52-week low for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has been 38.72%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.27%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.60%, and its return on assets is 3.40%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has an operating margin of 21.20%. With a sales growth of -1.40% 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 0.56, and has a current ratio of 0.9 and 0.7 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.33, and the P/S is 3.58, along with a P/B of 4.83. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 66.09.

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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