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Air Products & Chemicals (APD) - Research Analysts' Weekly Ratings Updates

ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 4,654 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $704,000 after purchasing an additional 1,192 shares during the last quarter. The number of shares now owned by investors are 754.27 mln. The number of shares now owned by investors are 224.62 mln. After a recent spot-check, the stock has touched $162.97 which represents a change from the recent open of -0.76%. First National Trust Co boosted its holdings in shares of Air Products & Chemicals by 23.3% in the 4th quarter. (NASDAQ:PENN) has risen 43.04% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 23.30% the S&P500.

New York State Teachers Retirement System decreased its stake in Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APD) by 0.96% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. New York State Teachers Retirement System sold 3,100 shares as the company's stock declined 2.93% with the market. The hedge fund run by Vince Maddi held 77,396 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.70 million, down from 105,556 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt boosted their price target on shares of Air Products & Chemicals from $180.00 to $190.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, January 29th.

The stock dispatched -3.15% performance during the quarter and performance arrived at 6.43% over the last six months. APD has also 570,299 shares volume. Air Products and Chemicals had a net margin of 6.27% and a return on equity of 22.02%. (NYSE:APD) has risen 16.71% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 5.16%.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc, which manages about $40.49 billion and $918.62M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 35,227 shares to 50,205 shares, valued at $7.91 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Air Products & Chemicals is now covered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:POST) to report earnings on May, 14.

Focused Wealth Mgmt Incorporated invested in 0.01% or 106 shs. APD's profit will be $367.81M for 24.25 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.01.

Big Money Sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 29 investors sold PENN shares while 70 reduced holdings. 95 funds took stakes and 266 increased stakes. 186.75 million shares or 0.02% less from 186.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Associated Banc holds 0.89% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 30,271 shares. Kentucky-based Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Fund has invested 0.16% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) or 100,698 shares. This is a boost from Air Products & Chemicals's previous quarterly dividend of $0.95. (NYSE:APD). Plante Moran Fincl Advsr Limited Liability Company invested in 503 shares. Davis Selected Advisers raised its stake in shares of Air Products and Chemicals by 0.6% in the fourth quarter.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide.The firm is worth $35.68 billion. (NYSE:APD) for 1,662 shs. Sol Mgmt reported 4,450 shares stake. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 16 and Overweight is 0 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 0 and 0, respectively. Penn National Gaming had 32 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 27. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 3,529 shares. On Thursday, October 26 the stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. It will also benefit from the lower USA corporate tax rate in fiscal 2018. They issued a "hold" rating and a $140.00 price target on the stock. On Thursday, October 26 the firm has "Buy" rating given by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Susquehanna. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Friday, February 9 the company was upgraded by J.P. Morgan.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 63 investors sold PEP shares while 712 reduced holdings. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of PENN in report on Tuesday, October 24 with "Equal-Weight" rating. First Midwest Financial Bank Trust Division holds 0.19% or 15,993 shares in its portfolio. Wilkins Invest Counsel Inc holds 2.21% or 61,797 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement owns 1.20 million shares. Moreover, Fund Evaluation Gru Ltd has 0.22% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) shares were bought by SCACCETTI JANE. Focused Investors Limited Co holds 942,600 shares. Pathstone Family Office Limited Company reported 20 shares. (NYSE:LOW). Professional Advisory Ser holds 2,745 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio.

Tide Point Capital Management Lp increased Rio Tinto Plc (NYSE:RIO) stake by 602,915 shares to 641,851 valued at $33.97 million in 2017Q4. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Air Products & Chemicals in the third quarter valued at approximately $369,000. Connor Clark And Lunn Invest Limited accumulated 152,375 shs or 0.15% of the stock. Fuller & Thaler Asset has 14,700 shares. Bangor Commercial Bank accumulated 30,881 shares or 0.7% of the stock. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd holds 0.07% or 1,574 shares in its portfolio.



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