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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) which is in the industry Chemicals – Major Diversified, gaining 1.66% today. In the last week its performance is 3.41%, and 7.21% for the past quarter. Currently, Praxair Inc., PX has a target price of 125.78, so today’s gain of 1.66% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.56%.

Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX), has a market cap of 34504.94, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 86.40%.

At the current price of 120.83, it has a dividend yield of 2.48%, and its target price is 125.78. This is with a profit margin of 15.10%, and total debt/equity of 1.94. Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has a P/E of 21.98, as well as a forward P/E of 20.04.

With a current EPS of 5.5, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.36%,Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 6.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 6.74%.

Performance for the year is 22.37%. Since its IPO date on 6/17/1992, the total performance to date is 20.40%.

Volume today for Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX), is 1662100, while its average volume is 1234.03. Whilst the total gain today was 1.66%, it did have a day high of -2.75%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.25%, and 1.48% for the month. The 52-week low for Praxair Inc., PX has been 28.96%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.75%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.50%, and its return on assets is 8.30%. Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) has an operating margin of 22.60%. With a sales growth of -2.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Praxair Inc., PX is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 1.79, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 1.1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Praxair Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.26, and the P/S is 3.3, along with a P/B of 6.71. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 60.86.

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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