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$1.65 EPS Expected for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

$1.65 EPS Expected for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

The institutional investor bought 6,030 shares of the basic materials company's stock, valued at approximately $912,000.

The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $17.725. 798,200 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 925,000. Amg Natl Bank accumulated 2,000 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The basic materials company reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.68 by $0.08. The company has market cap of $36.71 billion.

The stock increased 0.43% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $167.76. About 501,884 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) has risen 9.23% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500. (NYSE:APD) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Air Products (APD) Hits New 52-Week High: What's Driving It?" published on January 03, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Pruning Your Portfolio, Part 3: Sell Air Products" with publication date: December 27, 2017. Therefore 0 are positive. IMS Capital Management acquired a new position in Air Products & Chemicals in the 2nd quarter valued at about $129,000. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, December 21 report. Raymond James & holds 0.24% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Susquehanna has "Neutral" rating and $148 target. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 964 shares of the company's stock valued at $145,000 after buying an additional 94 shares in the last quarter. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold". The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Friday, October 27 by Wood. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 8 by Goldman Sachs. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was upgraded by Susquehanna.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 6 investors sold FMNB shares while 26 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 242 raised stakes. Ameritas Inv invested in 1,937 shares. Azimuth Capital Ltd Liability accumulated 15,214 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur Communications The stated it has 0% in Farmers National Banc Corp. Caprock Grp Incorporated, a Idaho-based fund reported 2,356 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 0% or 10,193 shares. 4,484 are held by Wellington Mngmt Gp Ltd Liability Partnership. Bokf Na reported 11,415 shares. Taurus Asset Management Ltd Liability has 78,525 shares. (NYSE:MBI). 333,469 are held by Credit Suisse Ag. Its down 39.66% from 17,900 shares previously.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. Therefore 55% are positive.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on APD. raised Air Products & Chemicals from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $140.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, November 13th. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $166.79. Citigroup maintained Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) on Monday, January 30 to "Neutral" rating. Argus upgraded Air Products and Chemicals from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $159.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 21st. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. On Friday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Outperform".

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APD has been the subject of several recent research reports.

Sarasin & Partners Llp increased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 7.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. On Monday, January 11 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to "Overweight". Its up 0.14, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold APD shares while 232 reduced holdings. (NYSE:APD). Jpmorgan Chase And has 2.00 million shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers reported 2.23 million shares. The United Kingdom-based Hsbc Public Ltd Com has invested 0.11% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada reported 0.09% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Citigroup maintained Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 1,958 shares. 10,200 are owned by Regents Of The University Of California. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Air Products & Chemicals in the 2nd quarter valued at about $682,000. (NYSE:APD) for 5,705 shares.

Moreover, Btim has 0.38% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Davis Selected Advisers boosted its stake in shares of Air Products & Chemicals by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:APD). Kanawha Capital Mgmt Lc has invested 0.71% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) or 1.21M shares. Kelly Lawrence W & Assocs Ca holds 4,400 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Air Products & Chemicals has a 52 week low of $133.63 and a 52 week high of $166.62.

Ubs Oconnor Llc, which manages about $12.67B and $4364.22B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ebay Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:EBAY) by 1.91 million shares to 405,300 shares, valued at $328.00M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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