3. As of noon trading, Air Products & Chemicals ( APD) is up $1.16 (1.22) to $96.50 on average volume Thus far, 789,146 shares of Air Products & Chemicals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.26-$96.59 after having opened the day at $95.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.34. 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 $19.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Air Products & Chemicals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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 stock price during the past year, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Air Products & Chemicals Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.
Global growth and lower costs position this manufacturer and supplier of fabricated building products, petrochemicals and polymers for steady double-digit capital appreciation in a perilous investment climate.