Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) kicked off at the price of $279.53: Venture capitalists have an exciting new opportunity

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD) on Friday, soared 3.64% from the previous trading day, before settling in for the closing price of $269.72. Within the past 52 weeks, APD’s price has moved between $212.24 and $307.71.

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Over the past five-year period, the growth rate of yearbook sales for the company of the Basic Materials sector was 7.59%. The company achieved an average annual earnings per share of 6.56%. With a float of $220.69 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $222.20 million.

Considering the fact that the conglomerate employs 23000 people, you should pay attention to its efficiency factor.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) Breakdown of a Key Holders of the stock

Observing investor behavior towards Specialty Chemicals industry stocks is more important than anything else. The insider ownership of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. is 0.72%, while institutional ownership is 84.16%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Dec 05 ’23, was worth 28,327. In this transaction VP, Controller & PAO of this company sold 107 shares at a rate of $264.74, taking the stock ownership to the 1,270 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Nov 13 ’23, when Company’s Chairman, Pres. and CEO bought 11,000 for $264.42, making the entire transaction worth $2,908,620. This insider now owns 670,673 shares in total.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) Recent Fiscal highlights

According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 6.56% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 6.58% during the next five years compared to 8.70% growth over the previous five years of trading.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD) Trading Performance Indicators

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) is currently performing well based on its current performance indicators. A quick ratio of 1.31 was reported for the most recent quarter. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 5.11.

For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 11.05, a number that is poised to hit 3.05 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 13.43 in one year’s time.

Technical Analysis of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD)

Compared to the last year’s volume of 1.7 million, its volume of 1.59 million showed lagged in the last five days. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 88.03%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 4.82.

During the past 100 days, Air Products & Chemicals Inc.’s (APD) raw stochastic average was set at 97.58%, which indicates a significant increase from 92.70% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 20.48% in the past 14 days, which was lower than the 33.35% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.

At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $248.00, while its 200-day Moving Average is $261.75. Nevertheless, the first resistance level for the watch stands at $284.34 in the near term. At $289.15, the stock is likely to face the second major resistance level. The third major resistance level sits at $297.10. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $271.58, it is likely to go to the next support level at $263.63. Now, if the price goes above the second support level, the third support stands at $258.82.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD) Key Stats

Market capitalization of the company is 62.14 billion based on 222,306K outstanding shares. Right now, sales total 12,600 M and income totals 2,300 M. The company made 2,930 M in profit during its latest quarter, and 572,400 K in sales during its previous quarter.