3. As of noon trading, Air Products & Chemicals ( APD) is up $0.59 (0.7%) to $88.82 on light volume Thus far, 197,747 shares of Air Products & Chemicals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 961,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.18-$89.13 after having opened the day at $88.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.23.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. Air Products & Chemicals has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Air Products & Chemicals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Air Products & Chemicals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Air Products & Chemicals Ratings Report now.

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