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How to buy Air Products and Chemicals stock | $293.89

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Air Products and Chemicals Inc is a chemicals business based in the US. Air Products and Chemicals shares (APD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Air Products and Chemicals employs 19,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Air Products and Chemicals stock price (NYSE: APD)

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Air Products and Chemicals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-15.
Latest market close$293.89
52-week range$241.77 - $320.99
50-day moving average $265.48
200-day moving average $283.65
Wall St. target price$313.65
PE ratio 32.9506
Dividend yield $5.68 (1.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.88

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Air Products and Chemicals price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $293.89 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) 0.41%
1 month (2021-09-23) 12.86%
3 months (2021-07-23) 1.24%
6 months (2021-04-23) 1.24%
1 year (2020-10-22) 0.56%
2 years (2019-10-22) 42.00%
3 years (2018-10-22) 91.71%
5 years (2016-10-21) 118.60%

Is Air Products and Chemicals under- or over-valued?

Valuing Air Products and Chemicals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Air Products and Chemicals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Air Products and Chemicals's P/E ratio

Air Products and Chemicals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Air Products and Chemicals shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Air Products and Chemicals's PEG ratio

Air Products and Chemicals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4993. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Air Products and Chemicals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Air Products and Chemicals's EBITDA

Air Products and Chemicals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Air Products and Chemicals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Air Products and Chemicals financials

Revenue TTM $9.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.38%
Gross profit TTM $3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.61%
Return on equity TTM 15.46%
Profit margin 20.15%
Book value $59.10
Market capitalisation $64.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Air Products and Chemicals shares

There are currently 2.0 million Air Products and Chemicals shares held short by investors – that's known as Air Products and Chemicals's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% up from 1.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Air Products and Chemicals shares can be evaluated.

Air Products and Chemicals's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Air Products and Chemicals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Air Products and Chemicals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Air Products and Chemicals shares traded daily (recently around 902432.44444444). Air Products and Chemicals's SIR currently stands at 2.25. In other words for every 100,000 Air Products and Chemicals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2250 shares are currently held short.

However Air Products and Chemicals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Air Products and Chemicals shares, or, against the total number of tradable Air Products and Chemicals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Air Products and Chemicals's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Air Products and Chemicals shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0092% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Air Products and Chemicals shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Air Products and Chemicals.

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Air Products and Chemicals's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Air Products and Chemicals.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Air Products and Chemicals's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.24

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Air Products and Chemicals's overall score of 13.24 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Air Products and Chemicals is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Air Products and Chemicals's environmental score

Environmental score: 7/100

Air Products and Chemicals's environmental score of 7 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Air Products and Chemicals is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Air Products and Chemicals's social score

Social score: 2.56/100

Air Products and Chemicals's social score of 2.56 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Air Products and Chemicals is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Air Products and Chemicals's governance score

Governance score: 3.68/100

Air Products and Chemicals's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Air Products and Chemicals is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Air Products and Chemicals's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Air Products and Chemicals scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Air Products and Chemicals has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Air Products and Chemicals Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 13.24
Total ESG percentile 5.72
Environmental score 7
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 2.56
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 3.68
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 1

Air Products and Chemicals share dividends

67%

Dividend payout ratio: 67.13% of net profits

Recently Air Products and Chemicals has paid out, on average, around 67.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Air Products and Chemicals shareholders could enjoy a 2.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Air Products and Chemicals's case, that would currently equate to about $5.68 per share.

Air Products and Chemicals's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Air Products and Chemicals's most recent dividend payout was on 7 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Air Products and Chemicals's shares ever split?

Air Products and Chemicals's shares were split on a 1081:1000 basis on 2 October 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1081 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Air Products and Chemicals shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 7.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Air Products and Chemicals shares which in turn could have impacted Air Products and Chemicals's share price.

Air Products and Chemicals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Air Products and Chemicals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $241.772 up to $320.9879. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

APD.US volatility(beta: 0.78)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Air Products and Chemicals's is 0.7794. This would suggest that Air Products and Chemicals's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Air Products and Chemicals overview

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and services worldwide. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for customers in various industries, including refining, chemical, gasification, metals, manufacturing, food and beverage, electronics, magnetic resonance imaging, energy production and refining, and metals. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with Baker Hughes Company to develop hydrogen compression systems. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Air Products and Chemicals is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.286% of Air Products and Chemicals shares are held by insiders and 83.982% by institutions.
How many people work for Air Products and Chemicals?
Latest data suggests 19,000 work at Air Products and Chemicals.
When does the fiscal year end for Air Products and Chemicals?
Air Products and Chemicals's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Air Products and Chemicals based?
Air Products and Chemicals's address is: 7201 Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, PA, United States, 18195-1501
What is Air Products and Chemicals's ISIN number?
Air Products and Chemicals's international securities identification number is: US0091581068
What is Air Products and Chemicals's CUSIP number?
Air Products and Chemicals's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 009158106

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