Air Products & Chemicals (APD) – Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE: APD) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 2/9/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating.
  • 1/30/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $200.00 to $210.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at KeyCorp from $175.00 to $184.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Seaport Global Securities. They now have a $185.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals was given a new $181.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at Monness Crespi & Hardt from $180.00 to $190.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD) opened at $158.09 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 2.92, a quick ratio of 2.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. has a 12-month low of $133.63 and a 12-month high of $175.17. The company has a market capitalization of $34,612.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.17, a P/E/G ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.22.

Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 26th. The basic materials company reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.13. Air Products & Chemicals had a return on equity of 14.80% and a net margin of 33.51%. The company had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.12 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.47 earnings per share. Air Products & Chemicals’s revenue was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. will post 7.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a $1.10 dividend. This is an increase from Air Products & Chemicals’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.95. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $4.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.78%. Air Products & Chemicals’s dividend payout ratio is currently 29.25%.

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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