Analysts See $1.65 EPS for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

(NYSE:APD) to report $1.65 EPS on January, 26.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 12.24% from last quarter's $1.47 EPS. Samlyn Capital Llc who had been investing in Air Prods & Chems Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.19B market cap company. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,281,219 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $2,186,132,000 after purchasing an additional 1,131,879 shares during the last quarter. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of $9.295 and 127363 shares have traded hands in the session. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. raised its holdings in Air Products & Chemicals by 718.5% in the second quarter. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending.

Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Nike Inc (NKE) by 19.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,800 shares of the basic materials company's stock after selling 1,500 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,720,195 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $389,152,000 after buying an additional 2,687,657 shares during the last quarter. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Nike Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $105.12 billion market cap company.

The stock decreased 1.14% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $45.8. About 610,411 shares traded. Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has risen 0.77% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.25% the S&P500. Finally, Argus increased their price objective on shares of Air Products & Chemicals to $192.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Therefore 74% are positive. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. As per Wednesday, December 21, the company rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, October 27 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Monday, December 5. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. As per Wednesday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, is an industrial gases company. (NYSE:APD) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, July 29 by Citigroup. American Century Inc has invested 0.37% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Zacks upgraded it to "Hold" rating and $154 target in Monday, August 24 report. The company was maintained on Monday, May 2 by Barclays Capital.


Among 19 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. (NYSE:APD). Johnson reported 1,217 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Maple Capital Management Inc sold 7,370 shares as Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APD)'s stock rose 1.13%. (NYSE:APD). Glenhill Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 573,671 shares or 7.03% of its portfolio. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Air Products & Chemicals' Q2 2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.81 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.91 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $8.54 EPS. Its up 0.14, from 1.17 in 2017Q2.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in APD. Jefferies Group upgraded shares of Air Products & Chemicals from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $166.00 to $185.00 in a report on Monday, December 11th. 1,567 were reported by Global X Mngmt Ltd Liability Co. Moreover, Moors Cabot Inc has 0.1% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Chilton Capital Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 3,529 shares. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0% in ARC Document Solutions, Inc. Bollard Group Ltd stated it has 2,128 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 361,969 shares. Roanoke Asset Mgmt Ny invested in 1.17% or 51,673 shares. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 4,637 shares of the company's stock valued at $697,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. The Arkansas-based Stephens Ar has invested 0.12% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Finally, CENTRAL TRUST Co boosted its stake in Air Products and Chemicals by 0.4% in the third quarter. 155 are held by Lenox Wealth Management. Opus Grp Limited Liability Corp holds 5,000 shares. Cipher Cap Limited Partnership owns 25,090 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 59 investors sold MS shares while 292 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. Plante Moran Financial Ltd Company accumulated 0.08% or 878 shares. (NYSE:APD). 67,700 were accumulated by Art Ltd. Columbia Partners L L C Mgmt holds 0.75% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 1,596 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt, a Illinois-based fund reported 49,425 shares. (APD) stake by 6.78% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (NYSE:NKE) for 91,229 shares. Advisory Net Limited has invested 0% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). (NYSE:NKE). Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 0.59% in NIKE, Inc. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 37,316 shares or 0.04% of their United States portfolio. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.13% negative EPS growth. Old National Bank In has 10,288 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 4,165,311 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $629,878,000 after purchasing an additional 624,210 shares during the last quarter.

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