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Market Update (NYSE:APD): Air Products Again Named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

[PR Newswire] – LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — For the fifth consecutive year, Air Products (NYSE: APD) has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine ‘s (CR Magazine) 100 Best Corporate Citizens … Read more on this. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) , with a current value of $31.80B, opened this morning at $147.30. Looking at today’s trading action, the company’s one day range from $146.59 to $148.03 with a one year range of $114.64 to $153.58. Priced at 19.99x this year’s forecasted earnings, APD shares are relatively expensive compared to the industry’s 11.84x forward p/e ratio. The company pays shareholders $3.44 per share in dividend income per year, for a current yield of 2.32%. Consensus earnings for the current quarter by the 16 sell-side analysts covering the stock is an estimate of $1.81 per share, which would be $0.26 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.06 sequential increase. The full-year EPS estimate is $7.41 which would be a $0.84 better than last year’s full-year earnings. The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $2.37 Billion. If reported, that would be a 1.66% decrease over the year-ago quarter. Recently, Deutsche Bank downgraded APD from Buy to Hold (Apr 4, 2016). Previously, KeyBanc Capital Mkts upgraded APD from Sector Weight to Overweight. With the above information in mind, readers should note that the average price target is $150.56, which is 2.21% above where the stock opened this morning. See more in (NYSE:APD) Similar Articles: Market Update (NYSE:WM): Waste Management Named to CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List Market Update: Air Products & Chemicals Inc (NYSE:APD) – Air Products Receives PED Certification for New Biogas Membrane Separators Stock Update: Air Products & Chemicals Inc (NYSE:APD) – Air Products’ Materials Technologies to Increase Prices for Electronics Offerings
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