Air Products and Chemicals (APD) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.17

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The days to cover decreased to 1.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.01% on September 29. The stock had a trading volume of 812,186 shares.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Air Products and Chemicals, Inc". (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since October 19, 2016 and is uptrending.

Based on the latest notes released to investors, 5 analysts have issued a rating of "buy", 8 analysts "outperform", 7 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell". Vertical Research upgraded Air Products and Chemicals from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $146.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, August 7th. Therefore 65% are positive. Howard Weil initiated Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) rating on Tuesday, November 17. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Seaport Global on Wednesday, June 21. Jefferies maintained the shares of APD in report on Thursday, September 28 with "Hold" rating. As per Monday, February 22, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 6 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Wednesday, December 21. The stock of Basic Energy Services, Inc.

Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. Macnealy Hoover Mngmt Incorporated invested in 10,928 shares. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, April 18 by Citigroup. Rand Wealth Limited Company reported 0.9% of its portfolio in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Patten Grp reported 575 shares.

Analysts expect Mulesoft Inc (NYSE:MULE) to report $-0.17 EPS on October, 26.After having $-0.15 EPS previously, Mulesoft Inc's analysts see 13.33% EPS growth. APD's profit will be $368.36 million for 22.58 P/E if the $1.69 EPS becomes a reality. On average, analysts anticipate that Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. will post $6.23 earnings per share for the current year.

Moreover, Mangrove Partners has 1.02% invested in the company for 44,932 shares. Its down 0.25, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. 84 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 311.68 million shares or 3.13% more from 302.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Geode Capital Management Llc sold 112,014 shares as Csx Corp (CSX)'s stock rose 3.79%. Armbruster Capital Management Inc. now owns 908 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $130,000 after acquiring an additional 108 shares during the last quarter. Cetera Advisor Ltd reported 1,558 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

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01/30/2017 - Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Robert W. Baird. (NYSE:APD). 70,374 were accumulated by Fiduciary. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.48%. PGGM Investments grew its stake in shares of Air Products and Chemicals by 57.1% during the third quarter. (NYSE:APD) for 12,635 shares. 1,686 were accumulated by Ancora Advisors Ltd Llc. Webster State Bank N A reported 2,052 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs accumulated 433 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

More important recent Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 493,816 shares. Blackrock Inc invested in 0% or 1.52M shares. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 43% are positive. Barclays PLC restated a "buy" rating and issued a $170.00 price objective on shares of Air Products and Chemicals in a report on Friday, August 4th. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 17 with "Positive". The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. (NYSE:APD) rating on Monday, May 2. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $150.46. The company was reinitiated on Thursday, March 24 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

In other news, SVP John D. Stanley sold 17,247 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 25th. Scotia Capital upgraded the shares of CSX in report on Thursday, January 19 to "Sector Outperform" rating.

Tide Point Capital Management Lp, which manages about $378.20M and $1.76B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Boyd Gaming Corp (NYSE:BYD) by 263,366 shares to 262,580 shares, valued at $6.52M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ibm Corp (NYSE:IBM) by 18,509 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 68,346 shares, and cut its stake in Reynolds America (NYSE:RAI). First Tr Exchange Traded Fd (FBT) was raised too.

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