Air Products (APD) Moves On Exane BNP Paribas Initiating Coverage of Shares

October 2, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.34, from 1.01 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 42 investors sold Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. shares while 238 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 286 raised stakes. 183.38 million shares or 0.81% less from 184.89 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.

The Delaware-based Reliance Tru Of Delaware has invested 0.11% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Boston Family Office Limited Liability Com has invested 0.33% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Employees Retirement System Of Texas reported 72,100 shares stake. Meyer Handelman Commerce owns 37,900 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 0.1% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) or 175,000 shares. Hilton Capital Ltd reported 0.01% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Johnson Inv Counsel Inc reported 0.11% stake. Arrowstreet Capital L P reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Wilkins Counsel holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 2,294 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 727,534 shares stake. Tiedemann Advsrs Llc has invested 0.02% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Moneta Gru Inv Advisors Lc stated it has 100,758 shares. Schroder Gp holds 0.02% or 70,349 shares. Whittier Tru holds 0.04% or 5,465 shares in its portfolio. Da Davidson & has 8,379 shares.

How Exane BNP Paribas Currently Rates Air Products (APD)

Exane BNP Paribas has started coverage on Air Products (APD) shares recently in an analyst note sent to investors and clients on Tuesday morning. The financial firm has decided to place a Outperform rating on APD stock.

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $169.98. About 212,872 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) has risen 11.36% since October 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.26% the S&P500.

Analysts await Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $2.00 EPS, up 13.64 % or $0.24 from last year’s $1.76 per share. APD’s profit will be $438.55M for 21.25 P/E if the $2.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.95 actual EPS reported by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.56 % EPS growth.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. The company has market cap of $37.27 billion. The firm produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for clients in various industries, including metals, glass, chemical processing, electronics, energy production and refining, food processing, metallurgical, medical, and general manufacturing. It has a 24.76 P/E ratio. It also creates and makes equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage.

More news for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) were recently published by: 247Wallst.com, which released: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abbott Labs, Avon, Caesars, Comcast, Rowan, UnitedHealth, Vonage and More” on September 24, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Is Air Products And Chemicals A Buy?” and published on September 05, 2018 is yet another important article.

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