Consider This Before Taking a Position in Air Products and Chemicals (APD)

More and more people are talking about Air Products and Chemicals over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Chemicals stock at a price of $274.43? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • Air Products and Chemicals has moved -10.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 14.0%

  • APD has an average analyst rating of buy and is -11.39% away from its mean target price of $309.71 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $10.31

  • Air Products and Chemicals has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 26.6 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $14.2 and its forward P/E ratio is 19.3

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 4.26 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Air Products and Chemicals is part of the Industrials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 20.49 and an average P/B of 3.78

  • APD has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 19.0% and gross profit margins of 0.3%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $-1845712512, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and related services in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, India, and internationally. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, and argon; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and syngas; and specialty gases for customers in various industries, including refining, chemical, manufacturing, electronics, energy production, medical, food, and metals. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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