Young & CO. LTD. Boosts Holdings in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Postado Dezembro 07, 2017

Nuance Investments Llc increased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 8.27% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sarasin & Partners Llp sold 16,061 shares as the company's stock rose 1.13% with the market. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 17,493,224 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $2,502,580,000 after purchasing an additional 604,454 shares during the period. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. has a 12-month low of $122.64 and a 12-month high of $150.45. The stock decreased 0.98% or $1.58 during the last trading session, reaching $160.4.

More notable recent Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500. The J Goldman & Company Lp holds 21,500 shares with $3.08 million value, down from 35,050 last quarter. Sabal Trust CO lifted its holdings in shares of Air Products & Chemicals by 3.0% during the third quarter. Announces 22% Increase In Q4 Earnings" with publication date: "November 09, 2017. Finally, HSBC raised shares of Air Products & Chemicals from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Therefore 90% are positive. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) rating on Sunday, November 5. Air Products & Chemicals presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $164.80. (NYSE:APD) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 27 by UBS. Seaport Global upgraded the shares of APD in report on Monday, July 11 to "Buy" rating. On Monday, August 3 the stock rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to "Market Perform" on Thursday, March 31. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was reinitiated by Bank of America with "Neutral".

Investors sentiment increased to 0.76 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. 34 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. Glenmede Trust Na invested in 14,561 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Vertical Research has "Hold" rating and $14600 target.

Broadfin Capital Llc holds 0.81% of its portfolio in Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for 3.85 million shares. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 52,690 shares. Fred Alger Management reported 1.19 million shares or 0.81% of all its holdings. Royal Bankshares Of Canada holds 71,645 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management lifted its position in shares of Air Products & Chemicals by 8.8% in the 2nd quarter. Gemmer Asset Limited Liability Co owns 336 shares. 219,766 were accumulated by Hbk Invests L P. 5,317 were reported by Cleararc Inc. Quantitative Inv Management Ltd Llc holds 27,300 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.12 in 2017Q1.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. 185.76 million shares or 1.62% less from 188.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Pacific Alternative Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co, California-based fund reported 15,371 shares. (NYSE:APD). Ngam Advsrs LP holds 0.02% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE APD) traded up 1.01% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $145.52.

The PEG ratio of the business now trades at 7.18 times which is relatively reasonable for a company of the size of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and as of current market conditions, company analysts growth rates are below current sector value. It also upped Pepsico Inc (Call) (NYSE:PEP) stake by 69,200 shares and now owns 75,000 shares. 3,247 were accumulated by Mason Street Advisors Lc. Florida-based Raymond James Financial Services Advsr has invested 0.02% in Achaogen, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report earnings on January, 26. Air Products & Chemicals's revenue was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. will post 7 earnings per share for the current year. (NYSE:APD). First Bank Of Omaha holds 73,895 shares. The fund owned 9,983 shares of the basic materials company's stock after acquiring an additional 1,730 shares during the quarter. Air Prods & Chems Inc now has $35.06B valuation. Medicines Co now has $2.04 billion valuation.

Among 19 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Trexquant L P accumulated 16,436 shares or 0.1% of the stock.

Analysts await Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. The Taurus Asset Management Llc holds 78,525 shares with $11.23 million value, up from 53,260 last quarter. It worsened, as 38 investors sold DGX shares while 200 reduced holdings. (NYSE:APD) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Eastman Chemical, Celanese and Air Products ..." on November 09, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "Here's Why Air Products Should Be in Your Portfolio Now" published on November 30, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Trump stirs up US-China trade" on November 09, 2017. Therefore 68% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 46 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by Citigroup given on Monday, December 4. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on Air Products & Chemicals in a research report on Monday, February 13th. (NYSE:APD) on Friday, July 29 with "Neutral" rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $180 target in Friday, October 27 report. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, January 4 by Leerink Swann. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wolfe Research given on Tuesday, April 12. (NASDAQ:PLUS) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Canaccord Genuity. Wedbush maintained Achaogen, Inc. Jefferies Group reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $155.00 price objective on shares of Air Products & Chemicals in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. (NYSE:APD) earned "Buy" rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, November 7. Air Products & Chemicals had a net margin of 36.65% and a return on equity of 15.25%.