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Up-to-date Analyst's Assessments: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD), Finisar Corporation (FNSR)

Up-to-date Analyst's Assessments: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD), Finisar Corporation (FNSR)”

It is down 9.23% since September 21, 2016 and is uptrending. Vertical Research now has a $148.00 target price on the basic materials company's stock, up from their prior target price of $146.00.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG upped the price target on stocks of Air Products and Chemicals from $160.00 to $168.00 and issued the shares a hold recommendation in a note on Wed, Aug 2nd. Vertical Research reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $148.00 price target (up from $146.00) on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th.

Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) previously issued its earnings report on early Tue, Aug 1st. Additionally the company recently declared a dividend for shareholders to be paid on Monday the 13th of November 2017. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "hold" rating and set a $155.00 price target on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a report on Friday, July 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The consensus analyst target price is $159.56. (APD) now the company's industry has 12.4 P/E and the sector P/E is 16.25. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,888,770 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $2,284,882,000 after acquiring an additional 887,369 shares in the last quarter.

The stock last traded at $150.98 slightly over $146.74, the stock's 50 day moving average and which is slightly above the 200 day moving average of $142.94. Air Products and Chemicals has a one year low of $129.00 and a one year high of $151.42. The company has market cap of 4.20 billion GBP. (NYSE:APD). 15,000 were reported by Eulav Asset Management. The stock traded on unusually surged volume of 4.02 Million comparing to the average volume of 5916.08 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. The firm had revenue of $2.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.06 billion. Air Products and Chemicals had a net margin of 34.63% and a return on equity of 17.23%.

As of late the company also disclosed a divided for the quarter, expected to be paid on early Mon, Nov 13th. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.92 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. will post $6.23 EPS for the current year.

Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. "(NYSE:APD) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Vertical Research" was originally published by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright & trademark legislation.

Among 17 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. The stock recorded a fall in short interest of -0.72% as of August 31, 2017 from the last reporting period. Air Products and Chemicals's dividend payout ratio is now 28.51%.

For investors it's vital to know about both type of ownership about firm, as institutional ownership is the percentage of a stock's float owned by institutions such as mutual funds, pension funds and endowments. Guardian Life Insurance of America upgraded its holdings in stocks of Air Products and Chemicals by 0.7% in the Q1. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,125,659 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $304,097,000 after purchasing an additional 773,446 shares during the period.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., launched on May 25, 1961, is an industrial gases company. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 1,027 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $147,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC lifted its stake in Air Products and Chemicals by 0.4% in the first quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Air Products and Chemicals by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Cutter & Company Brokerage Inc sold 8,883 shares as the company's stock declined 7.81% while stock markets rallied. Valinor Management L.P., a New York-based fund reported 1.25 million shares.#img1#. (NYSE:APD) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Air Products, Lu'An Clean Energy to Form $1.3B JV in China" published on September 11, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "Air Products to Build Technology Center in Saudi Arabia" with publication date: September 19, 2017. Compton Capital Management Inc.



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