Analyst Ratings for Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) by analysts covering the stock. APD had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 19 analysts covering the stock, 11 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

APD was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 167, implying potential capital gains of 16.7 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 136, which equates to a potential downside of -4.96 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.31 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.23 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.08 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of APD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -3 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of APD is -7.54.

In the last 52-weeks, APD has achieved a high of 150.45 and a low of 129.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.93 percent, and 4.89 percent lower than its 52-week high. APD has a P/E ratio of 22.62. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The APD value stock report compares APD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of APD is $31.28 billion. APD will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.