News headlines about Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Air Products & Chemicals earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.6470446366891 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Air Products & Chemicals (APD) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Air Products & Chemicals (APD) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- Glistening Stock’s Review – Air Products and Chemicals Inc (NYSE: APD) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) is worth Technically buying or selling right now? – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE APD) traded down $1.95 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $168.98. 1,374,637 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,232,986. The stock has a market capitalization of $37,412.35, a PE ratio of 13.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.22. Air Products & Chemicals has a 52-week low of $133.63 and a 52-week high of $175.17. The company has a quick ratio of 2.73, a current ratio of 2.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be given a $1.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. This is a positive change from Air Products & Chemicals’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.95. This represents a $4.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.60%. Air Products & Chemicals’s dividend payout ratio is currently 29.25%.
A number of research firms have recently commented on APD. upgraded Air Products & Chemicals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut Air Products & Chemicals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Monness Crespi & Hardt lifted their price objective on Air Products & Chemicals from $180.00 to $190.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. Citigroup boosted their target price on Air Products & Chemicals from $200.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group upgraded Air Products & Chemicals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $166.00 to $185.00 in a report on Monday, December 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $179.19.
Air Products & Chemicals Company Profile
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, is an industrial gases company. 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. The Company is also a supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
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