Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE: APD):

  • 11/14/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals was upgraded by analysts at from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 11/14/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals was upgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 11/13/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals was upgraded by analysts at from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/13/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. to $185.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 11/9/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at Argus to $192.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 11/7/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. They now have a “positive” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $172.30 to $185.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $170.00 to $180.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from $158.00 to $173.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at UBS AG from $162.00 to $172.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 9/28/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) traded down $0.61 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $162.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,232,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,332,061. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a 12-month low of $133.63 and a 12-month high of $163.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $35,120.00, a PE ratio of 25.79, a P/E/G ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 2.36 and a quick ratio of 2.23.

Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The basic materials company reported $1.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.08. Air Products and Chemicals had a return on equity of 15.25% and a net margin of 36.65%. The firm had revenue of $2.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.12 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.01 earnings per share. Air Products and Chemicals’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. will post 7 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.95 per share. This represents a $3.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. Air Products and Chemicals’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.64%.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, is an industrial gases company. The Company’s Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. The Company is also a supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

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