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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 0.53% today. In the last week its performance is 0.03%, and 4.64% for the past quarter. Currently, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has a target price of 159.53, so today’s gain of 0.53% 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 32284.23, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.15%, and institutional ownership is 89.90%.

At the current price of 149.84, it has a dividend yield of 2.31%, and its target price is 159.53. This is with a profit margin of 9.90%, and total debt/equity of 0.81. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has a P/E of 22.19, as well as a forward P/E of 18.19.

With a current EPS of 6.72, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.18%,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 5.10%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is 15.97%.

Volume today for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), is 1301518, while its average volume is 920.33. Whilst the total gain today was 0.53%, it did have a day high of -1.87%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.72%, and 1.04% for the month. The 52-week low for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., APD has been 32.32%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.87%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.60%, and its return on assets is 5.50%. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has an operating margin of 26.40%. With a sales growth of -50.70% 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 2.22, and the P/S is 3.39, along with a P/B of 4.58. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 62.71.

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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