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Young & CO. LTD. Boosts Holdings in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

07 December 2017, 06:48 | Hattie Nash

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has risen 39.04% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.90% the S&P500.

Montag & Caldwell Llc decreased Air Prods And Chems Inc (APD) stake by 6.81% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Dearborn Partners Llc bought 40,008 shares as the company's stock rose 1.13% with the market. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 17,493,224 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $2,502,580,000 after purchasing an additional 604,454 shares during the period. Nuance Investments Llc who had been investing in Air Prods & Chems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.07 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $160.12. About 841,191 shares traded.

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Analysts await Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) by 18.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Black Creek Investment Management Inc, which manages about $2.97 billion and $1.89B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Grifols S A (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 2.28 million shares to 2.18M shares, valued at $46.08 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. New York State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 41,946 shares or 0% of all its holdings. (NYSE:APD) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Air Products Lands Deal With Yankuang for $3.5B China Plant" published on November 09, 2017 as well as Reuters.com's news article titled: "Ackman sells Air Products, Nomad Foods positions, makes strong profit" with publication date: November 16, 2017. Vertical Research reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $148.00 price objective (up from $146.00) on shares of Air Products & Chemicals in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Therefore 22% are positive. Microsemi had 46 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $3000 target in Thursday, August 3 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 26 by SunTrust. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to "Hold". (NYSE:VOYA) earned "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, August 1. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to "Market Perform" on Thursday, March 31. The company was reinitiated on Friday, January 22 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Needham with "Buy" on Friday, September 15. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Friday, January 29 to "Outperform". The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Thursday, July 27.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.29, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. 113.89 million shares or 2.51% less from 116.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. (NASDAQ:AKAO) rating on Wednesday, February 1. (NYSE:APD). Pacific Heights Asset Limited holds 107,000 shares or 1.46% of its portfolio. Ngam Advsr Limited Partnership stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). 2,066 shares were sold by Schilke Tobin, worth $44,481. (NASDAQ:PLUS). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Co reported 3,343 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Exane Derivatives holds 0% or 1 shares. Paradigm Asset Mngmt Co Limited holds 8,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 477,357 are held by Emerald Advisers Inc Pa. 283,344 were accumulated by Palisade Capital Mgmt Lc Nj. Nomura Asset holds 19,479 shares. Eagle Boston Investment Mngmt Inc reported 1.84% stake.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.05, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 48 investors sold APD shares while 242 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. Finally, Citigroup increased their target price on shares of Air Products & Chemicals from $172.30 to $185.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Westwood Mgmt Corp Il reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Gulf Bancshares (Uk) Limited reported 68,965 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Communication Ltd Liability holds 2,800 shares.

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The PEG ratio of the business now trades at 7.18 times which is relatively reasonable for a company of the size of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and as of current market conditions, company analysts growth rates are below current sector value. (NYSE:APD) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 27 by Citigroup. Raymond James Service has invested 0.28% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 342,500 shares. Becker Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Air Products & Chemicals by 6.3% in the third quarter. (NYSE:APD). Security Natl accumulated 19,645 shares. Symphony Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 6,721 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Recently Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has seen performance for this week at -1.35%. Moreover, Barclays Public Ltd Co has 0% invested in Achaogen, Inc. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. Clinton Grp Incorporated accumulated 34,172 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Connecticut-based Gilman Hill Asset Limited Company has invested 0.09% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. The Taurus Asset Management Llc holds 78,525 shares with $11.23 million value, up from 53,260 last quarter. It also reduced its holding in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) by 194,556 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 795,335 shares, and cut its stake in National Fuel Gas Co N J (NYSE:NFG). Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has ability to meet its near term contract with its most liquid assets, and it is not hard to see with Quick R at 2.2 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. liquidity position is strong. Therefore 68% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 132.82%. The stock has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, April 4. Citigroup maintained Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. "(NYSE:APD)" was published by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. Sidoti downgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $91 target in Monday, October 12 report.



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