As on May 10, 2022, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD) started slowly as it slid -1.09% to $230.68. During the day, the stock rose to $236.82 and sunk to $225.28 before settling in for the price of $233.22 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, APD posted a 52-week range of $216.24-$316.39.
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The Basic Materials Sector giants’ yearly sales growth during the last 5-year period was 6.60%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 12.60%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 6.60%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $222.00 million, simultaneously with a float of $221.03 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $51.18 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $239.01, while the 200-day Moving Average is $270.55.
While finding the extent of efficiency of the company that is accounted for 20625 employees. It has generated 494,477 per worker during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, its income per employee was 97,188. The stock had 5.96 Receivables turnover and 0.40 Total Asset turnover. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +30.37, operating margin was +21.44 and Pretax Margin of +24.29.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) Ownership Facts and Figures
Another important factor to analyze is how key investors are playing towards the stock of the Chemicals industry. Air Products and Chemicals Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.30%, in contrast to 85.30% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Dec 03, this organization’s Executive VP & General Counsel sold 6,000 shares at the rate of 288.96, making the entire transaction reach 1,733,760 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 13,343. Preceding that transaction, on Nov 22, Company’s Director bought 1,679 for 297.76, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 499,939. This particular insider is now the holder of 3,316 in total.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) Earnings and Revenue Records
If we go through the results of last quarter, which was made public on 3/30/2022, the company posted $2.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, besting the agreed prediction (set at $2.35) by $0.03. This company achieved a net margin of +19.65 while generating a return on equity of 15.84. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 2.79 per share during the current fiscal year.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 6.60% and is forecasted to reach 11.66 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 12.00% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 12.60% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD) Trading Performance Indicators
Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 1.80. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 7.23. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $23.60, and its Beta score is 0.88. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 4.50.
In the same vein, APD’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 9.77, a figure that is expected to reach 2.61 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 11.66 at the market close of one year from today.
Technical Analysis of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD)
Through scrutinizing the latest numbers posted by the [Air Products and Chemicals Inc., APD], it can be observed that its last 5-days Average volume of 1.33 million was lower the volume of 1.41 million, it posted the year before. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 18.39% While, its Average True Range was 8.15.
Raw Stochastic average of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 15.52%, which indicates a major fall in contrast to 18.55% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 34.29% that was higher than 28.17% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.