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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (APD) News
ProShare Advisors LLC Grows Position in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)
ProShare Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 450,972 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,520 shares during the period. ProShare Advisors LLC owned 0.21% of Air Products and Chemicals worth $64,516,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Air Products and Chemicals during the second quarter valued at about $1,871,000. Amalgamated Bank lifted its position in shares of Air Products and Chemicals by 61.0% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 24,207 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $3,463,000 after acquiring an additional 9,175 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of Air Products and Chemicals by 8.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,281,219 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,186,132,000 after acquiring an additional 1,131,879 shares in the last quarter. Richard C. Young & CO. LTD. lifted its position in shares of Air Products and Chemicals by 17.2% in the second quarter. Richard C. Young & CO. LTD. now owns 12,810 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,833,000 after acquiring an additional 1,877 shares in the last quarter. Finally, KCM Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Air Products and Chemicals by 3.5% in the second quarter. KCM Investment Advisors LLC now owns 49,642 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $7,102,000 after acquiring an additional 1,663 shares in the last quarter. 87.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) traded down 0.52% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $150.26. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,424,617 shares. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a one year low of $129.00 and a one year high of $151.42. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $146.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $142.94. The firm has a market cap of $32.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.29 and a beta of 1.25.
Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $1.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.06. Air Products and Chemicals had a net margin of 34.63% and a return on equity of 17.23%. The business had revenue of $2.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.06 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.92 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. will post $6.23 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be given a $0.95 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 6th. This represents a $3.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.53%. Air Products and Chemicals’s dividend payout ratio is presently 28.51%.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on APD shares. BidaskClub downgraded Air Products and Chemicals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $155.00 price objective on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $158.00 price objective (up from $153.00) on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on Air Products and Chemicals from $160.00 to $168.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $170.00 target price on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $155.33.Get Started today! - Risk Free