Media coverage about Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Air Products and Chemicals earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.4150829625578 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) opened at $159.25 on Monday. Air Products and Chemicals has a twelve month low of $132.07 and a twelve month high of $162.86. The company has a market capitalization of $34,709.72, a P/E ratio of 25.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a current ratio of 2.36, a quick ratio of 2.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The basic materials company reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $2.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.12 billion. Air Products and Chemicals had a return on equity of 15.25% and a net margin of 36.65%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.01 earnings per share. analysts expect that Air Products and Chemicals will post 7 EPS for the current year.

APD has been the subject of a number of research reports. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $155.00 target price on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $158.00 target price (up from $153.00) on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on Air Products and Chemicals from $160.00 to $168.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $170.00 target price on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Vertical Research upgraded Air Products and Chemicals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $146.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Air Products and Chemicals presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $162.33.

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About Air Products and Chemicals

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, is an industrial gases company. The Company’s Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. The Company is also a supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

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