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How to buy Air Products and Chemicals stock (APD)

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Air Products and Chemicals is a specialty 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 23,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.2 billion.

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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 2024-07-11.
Latest market close$261.31
52-week range$209.25 - $299.60
50-day moving average $261.25
200-day moving average $258.53
Wall St. target price$279.51
PE ratio 23.3062
Dividend yield $7.02 (2.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $11.07

Is it a good time to buy Air Products and Chemicals stock?

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Air Products and Chemicals price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $261.31 from 2024-07-12

1 week (2024-07-05) 3.42%
1 month (2024-06-13) -8.41%
3 months (2024-04-12) 12.86%
6 months (2024-01-12) -1.07%
1 year (2023-07-13) -12.59%
2 years (2022-07-13) 14.61%
3 years (2021-07-13) 288.86
5 years (2019-07-12) 20.02%

Is Air Products and Chemicals stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 23x. In other words, Air Products and Chemicals shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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 1.3724. 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 $4.1 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 $12.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.73%
Gross profit TTM $3.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.18%
Return on equity TTM 16.12%
Profit margin 20.32%
Book value $67.09
Market Capitalization $57.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Air Products and Chemicals share dividends

60%

Dividend payout ratio: 59.66% of net profits

Recently Air Products and Chemicals has paid out, on average, around 59.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% 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 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Air Products and Chemicals's case, that would currently equate to about $7.02 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 11 August 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 June 2024 (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 $209.2495 up to $299.5995. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

APD.US volatility(beta: 0.82)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 0.822. 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 related services in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, India, and internationally. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, and argon; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and syngas; and specialty gases for customers in various industries, including refining, chemical, manufacturing, electronics, energy production, medical, food, 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. 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 0.323% of Air Products and Chemicals shares are held by insiders and 84.848% by institutions.
How many people work for Air Products and Chemicals?
Latest data suggests 23,000 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: 1940 Air Products Boulevard, Allentown, PA, United States, 18106-5500
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: 009158403

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