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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 -0.96% today. In the last week its performance is 0.97%, and 0.98% for the past quarter. Currently, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has a target price of 155.75, so today’s gain of -0.96% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.10%.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), has a market cap of 32274.54, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 90.10%.

At the current price of 147.91, it has a dividend yield of 2.30%, and its target price is 155.75. This is with a profit margin of 5.80%, and total debt/equity of 0.84. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has a P/E of 22.78, as well as a forward P/E of 18.5.

With a current EPS of 6.56, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.02%,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 9.07%.

Performance for the year is 14.74%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 16.20%.

Volume today for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), is 279288, while its average volume is 1047.03. Whilst the total gain today was -0.96%, it did have a day high of -1.39%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.82%, and 1.58% for the month. The 52-week low for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has been 30.61%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.18%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.60%, and its return on assets is 3.20%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has an operating margin of 19.90%. With a sales growth of -5.90% 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 0.52, and has a current ratio of 0.8 and 0.6 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.51, and the P/S is 3.38, along with a P/B of 4.67. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 103.08.

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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