Headlines about Airgas (NYSE:ARG) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Airgas earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 43.1491422602795 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Airgas (ARG) remained flat at $$142.95 on Wednesday. 6,655,500 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 926,096. The stock has a market cap of $10,410.00 and a P/E ratio of 31.56. Airgas has a 12 month low of $86.09 and a 12 month high of $143.05.

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About Airgas

Airgas, Inc is a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hard goods, such as welding equipment and related products. The Company is also a producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice and nitrous oxide and a supplier of safety products, refrigerants, ammonia products and process chemicals.

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