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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 0.24% today. In the last week its performance is -3.07%, and -0.28% for the past quarter. Currently, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has a target price of 157.81, so today’s gain of 0.24% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.64%.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), has a market cap of 29744.67, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.15%, and institutional ownership is 87.90%.

At the current price of 135.4, it has a dividend yield of 2.54%, and its target price is 157.81. 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 20.15, as well as a forward P/E of 17.63.

With a current EPS of 6.72, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 2.36%,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 9.20%.

Performance for the year is 7.20%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 14.60%.

Volume today for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), is 1871800, while its average volume is 1517.9. Whilst the total gain today was 0.24%, it did have a day high of -13.67%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.66%, and 1.45% for the month. The 52-week low for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has been 20.32%, while the 52-week-high has reached -13.67%.

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 2.19, and the P/S is 3.13, along with a P/B of 4.16. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 57.78.

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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