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

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE: APD) recently:

  • 8/7/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals was upgraded by analysts at Vertical Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $146.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/4/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/2/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $158.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $153.00.
  • 8/2/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $160.00 to $168.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – 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.
  • 6/23/2017 – Air Products and Chemicals was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) traded down 0.84% on Thursday, reaching $145.02. The company had a trading volume of 1,054,209 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $144.76 and its 200-day moving average is $141.89. The company has a market capitalization of $31.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.89 and a beta of 1.25. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a 52 week low of $129.00 and a 52 week high of $150.45.

Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.59 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $2.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.06 billion. Air Products and Chemicals had a return on equity of 17.23% and a net margin of 34.63%. Air Products and Chemicals’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.92 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. will post $6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be issued a $0.95 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 6th. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.62%. Air Products and Chemicals’s payout ratio is 28.51%.

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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