Dividend Growth of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.(APD)

Air Products and Chemicals(APD) is having a Dividend Yield of 2.42% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $3.39. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $1.72. Air Products and Chemicals has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.59% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $3.44. Air Products and Chemicals(APD) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 27, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.95. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $3.8. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 2.67%. Air Products and Chemicals(APD) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.48 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.5. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Air Products and Chemicals(APD) is at the rate of 7.2% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.94. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.36% or 0.51 points. After the session commenced at $142.57, the stock reached the higher end at $143.12 while it hit a low of $141.06. With the volume soaring to 860,870 shares, the last trade was called at $141.87. The company has a 52-week high of $150.45. The company has a market cap of $30,869 million and there are 217,589,950 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $116.838824. Shares of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. appreciated by 2.4% during the last five trading days but lost 3.05% on a 4-week basis. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is up 3.31% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -1.36%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.37% of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 84.18% of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. shares. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Aug 16, 2016, Russell A Flugel (Principal Accounting Officer) sold 2,050 shares at 151.53 per share price.On Aug 15, 2016, John D. Stanley (SR VP and General Counsel) sold 9,597 shares at 150.00 per share price.On Aug 5, 2016, Guillermo Novo (Executive V.P.) sold 2,447 shares at 148.94 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Air Products & Chemicals was Resumed by Barclays on Feb 13, 2017 to Overweight, Price Target of the shares are set at $160.Air Products & Chemicals was Downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Jan 30, 2017 to Neutral, Lowers Price Target to $ 140 from a previous price target of $146 .Air Products & Chemicals was Upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Dec 21, 2016 to Buy, Price Target of the shares are set at $167.Air Products & Chemicals was Upgraded by Citigroup to Buy on Dec 5, 2016. Air Products & Chemicals was Upgraded by Argus to Buy on Nov 21, 2016.

Air Products & Chemicals Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 27, 2017. The company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $1.48. The company had revenue of $1882.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1961.79 million. The companys revenue was down -.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.78 EPS.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has established an internationally recognized industrial gas and related industrial process equipment business, and developed strong positions as a producer of certain chemicals. The industrial gases business segment recovers and distributes industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and hydrogen and a variety of medical and specialty gases. The chemicals business segment produces and markets polymer chemicals, performance chemicals, and chemical intermediates.

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