Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) went up by 1.10% during the previous trading session, and it is maintaining the win ahead of Monday’s trading session. The share price of the Chemicals giant went up by $238.61 to trade ended Monday trading at $236.02. This is up from the $236.02 price recorded on Friday’s trading session. Thanks to this latest performance, APD is closer to the higher price 52-week target of $270.00 and further from the lowest price target of $212.00. Its performance from the start of the year has also been positive, with APD up by 1.54% year-to-date.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) started the day trading at $238.61 and recorded an intraday high of $239.925. It also recorded an intraday low of $235.8 during Monday’s trading session. Air Products and Chemicals Inc. is a very active stock that recorded a trading volume that is less than -47.51% of the average daily trading volume on Monday. The stock’s trading volume on Monday was 766071, which is less than -47.51 of the total average daily trading volume of 1.13 million.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) 2020 Performance Impressive
The increase in APD’s stock price on Monday saw its overall performance boost over the past few months. We can quantify the performance of the stock so far this year using a few metrics. The 52-week high price of APD currently stands at $257.01, which is higher than the current trading price of the stock by 7.16%. However, APD’s current trading price is -42.51% lower than the 52-week low price of $167.43. In terms of trading volume, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. currently experienced healthy participation during the last trading session. 766071 shares of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. were traded on the stock exchange on Monday, which is less than -47.51% of the 1.13 million average trading volume of the stock.
The performance of the stock has been positive over the past year. APD’s performance over the past one year has seen it surge by 5.41%, while the stock has gone up by 1.32% in the last six months. The quarterly performance of APD currently stands at 15.53%, and it is down by -1.26% in the last month. The only positive figure was from the weekly performance, which currently reads 0.90%. At the time of writing APD’s report, the company has a total market cap of $52.98B, making it one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world.Air Products and Chemicals Inc. also has over 17440 employees all over the world.
APD Insider Activities
For Air Products and Chemicals Inc., insiders hold 86.20% of all company shares. The insider transactions over the past six months are down by 0.00%. During that period, insiders bought 200 shares in 1 transactions. In that same period, insiders sold 0 of their shares in 0 transactions. After these transactions, insiders at Air Products and Chemicals Inc. now hold 541.09k shares, which is over 86.04% of the total company stocks. Institutional investors currently hold a large chunk of the APD shares, as they control 0.25% of the company’s total stock.
APD Fundamental Analysis
For Air Products and Chemicals Inc., the stock’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) stands at 8.83. In the coming year, analysts expect the EPS to be 9.82. The EPS growth will up over the next five years to 9.62% after surging by 11.30% in the previous five years. In terms of revenue, Air Products and Chemicals Inc.’s quarterly sales (YOY) is growing at 2.00, which is lower than the average annual revenue of 11.30% over the past half a decade.
The Return on Investment (ROI) on Air Products and Chemicals Inc.’s stock currently stands at 11.50%, and it has a net profit margin of 21.70%. The operating margin of the company is 25.70%, and its gross margin is 34.20%.
APD Analysts Prediction
The Bernstein has a Outperform rating for Air Products and Chemicals Inc., predicting the stock price to stay between $246 and $262. Another analyst that has a Overweight rating for APD is Wells Fargo, which set a price target of between $260 and $265.
Monness Crespi & Hardt and Monness Crespi & Hardt also believe that Air Products and Chemicals Inc.’s stock is outperforming at the moment.
At the moment, Air Products and Chemicals Inc.’s Total Debt to Equity ratio stands at 0.29, and they have a long-term Debt to Equity ratio of 0.29.
APD Technical Analysis
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of the most powerful technical indicators. The 20-day Simple Moving Average of APD currently stands at -0.86%, while the SMA50 is 2.52%. The biggest one is the SMA200, which is currently reading 5.23% ahead of Monday’s trading session. The Relative Strength Index of this stock is 51.81, while its price to earnings ratio (P/E) is 27.02.