1. As of noon trading, Air Products & Chemicals ( APD) is up $0.67 (0.7%) to $97.66 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Air Products & Chemicals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.72-$97.79 after having opened the day at $96.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.99. 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 $20.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Air Products & Chemicals a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 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. If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the chemicals industry could consider Materials Select Sector SPDR ( XLB) while those bearish on the chemicals industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).