Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Analysts See $1.59 EPS

July 18, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

 Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Analysts See $1.59 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 1.23 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 62 investors sold Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. shares while 245 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. 187.27 million shares or 4.62% more from 179.01 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Whittier Of Nevada Inc owns 7,835 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur owns 115,406 shares. 3,789 were accumulated by Valley Advisers. Winslow Mngmt Limited Liability owns 0% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 6 shares. Japan-based Asset Mgmt One Ltd has invested 0.12% in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Cls Invests Ltd Company holds 0% or 90 shares. Fifth Third Comml Bank stated it has 178,460 shares. Stonebridge Advisors Lc has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). L S Advsrs invested 1.45% in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Eqis Management holds 0.01% or 1,449 shares. Meyer Handelman owns 38,250 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Kistler reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Fayez Sarofim And reported 577,783 shares or 0.46% of all its holdings. Credit Agricole S A invested in 0.06% or 129,247 shares. Tpg Grp Holdings (Sbs) Advsrs owns 405,312 shares for 0.63% of their portfolio.

Investors wait Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report on July, 27. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $1.59 earnings per share, down $0.33 or 17.19 % from last year’s $1.92 same quarter earnings. This translates into $349.02M profit for APD giving the stock a 22.89 P/E. This is assuming the current $1.59 EPS is accurate. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.’s Wall Street analysts see 11.19 % EPS growth, taking into account the $1.43 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $145.55. About 1.20 million shares traded or 12.15% up from the average. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 29 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 30. Citigroup maintained the shares of APD in report on Friday, July 29 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, December 21, the company rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of APD in report on Monday, April 4 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 18 by Citigroup. The stock of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. The stock of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 12 by JP Morgan. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, January 11 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global on Monday, July 11. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $157 target in Friday, July 15 report.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is an industrial gases company. The company has market cap of $31.95 billion. 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. It has a 24.29 P/E ratio. The Firm is also a supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

More notable recent Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 29 …” on June 28, 2017, also Zacks.com with their article: “Air Products’ Oxy-fuel Burner to Enable Full Production” published on July 13, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “Pre-Market Technical Pulse on Chemicals Stocks — Air Products and Chemicals …” on July 14, 2017. More interesting news about Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) were released by: Zacks.com and their article: “Air Products to Support Capacity Expansion Project of SMIC” published on June 28, 2017 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Air Products, Linde North America JV to Set Up Gas Plant” with publication date: June 19, 2017.

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