Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume

Marco Green
November 14, 2017

The option since executed brings Flugel ownership to 3307 shares. It has underperformed by 29.52% the S&P500. It improved, as 48 investors sold Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. shares while 242 reduced holdings. Vanguard Group Incorporated holds 17.49 million shares. The company has a quick ratio of 2.23, a current ratio of 2.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. The stock increased 1.53% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $162.76. After posting $1.76 EPS for the previous quarter, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.'s analysts now forecast -6.25 % negative EPS growth. (NYSE:APD) continues to be a formidable company. It has underperformed by 53.54% the S&P500. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. now owns 57,935 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $8,761,000 after buying an additional 456 shares during the last quarter.

More notable recent Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. The original version of this report can be accessed at Tower Bridge Advisors holds 0% of its portfolio in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) news were published by: which released: "Anemic Industry Group Rank Restrict Air Products & Chemicals (APD) Rating" on November 11, 2017, also with their article: "Air Products And Chemicals Inc. - Gevo Inc., Air Products and ..." published on October 25, 2017 as well as's news article titled: "Air Products Lands Deal With Yankuang for $3.5B China Plant" with publication date: November 09, 2017. Therefore 33% are positive. Air Products and Chemicals had a return on equity of 15.25% and a net margin of 36.65%. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, July 15 report. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna on Thursday, September 14 to "Positive". The stock has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Monday, April 18. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Monday, August 24 to "Hold".

Analysts await Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on shares of Air Products and Chemicals from $160.00 to $168.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. (NYSE:APD). Calamos Advsr Limited Liability Company invested in 0.03% or 28,803 shares. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was upgraded by HSBC to "Buy". Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to release earnings on January, 26. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $5.16 with 217.35M shares now outstanding. CPB's profit will be $291.60 million for 12.18 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its holdings in shares of Air Products and Chemicals by 44.5% in the 3rd quarter.

The most recent shifts in number of shares owned by institutions came on June 30, 2017 when Capital World Investors sold 198442 shares from its total ownership of 5.02 million. Its down 0.15, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. 62,115 were accumulated by Heritage. Saturna holds 200,450 shares or 0.95% of its portfolio. Gsa Cap Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 4,429 shares. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.01 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. will post 7 earnings per share for the current year. Regions Fincl Corporation accumulated 10,696 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Hyman Charles D stated it has 66,563 shares. The Company manufactures and distributes products in two principal lines of business: Industrial Gases and Materials Technologies. Hutchin Hill Ltd Partnership reported 28,800 shares stake.

APG Asset Management N.V. lessened its stake in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Taurus Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 1.76% or 78,525 shares in its portfolio.

The stock of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. Finemark Retail Bank & Tru holds 0.05% or 4,432 shares. First Midwest National Bank & Trust Trust Division accumulated 0.05% or 2,681 shares. Industrial Gases' primary products are atmospheric gases, process gases, and equipment for air separation. Therefore 68% are positive. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $164.80. (NYSE:APD) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, January 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 27 with "Outperform". The stock of Asanko Gold Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AKG) earned "Hold" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, February 7. (NYSE:APD) earned "In-Line" rating by Evercore on Tuesday, October 17. Seaport Global upgraded the shares of APD in report on Monday, July 11 to "Buy" rating.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Value investors will surely go for the low or decreasing P/FCF totals and reasonably low stock share prices.

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