APD stock: buy or sell

APD stock price: $286.91 0.23% At close on Jan 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 18th, 2021


APD stock brief

  • Air Products and Chemicals stock barely changed 0.23% to close at $286.91 on the stock market last Friday.
  • Last Wednesday broke out above its latest top at $284.96
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and services worldwide.

Should I buy Air Products and Chemicals stock?

All successful traders recommend adhering to a trading strategy and not make decisions based on subjective opinions, rumors or feelings. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $APD stock a buy?

In the current situation of Air Products and Chemicals there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $APD in the next few days, or that it may not climb higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Air Products and Chemicals stock?

"To sell or not to sell", if you are holding Air Products and Chemicals shares?. Like when we have to buy shares, choosing when is appropiate time to sell is not a capricious decision, and we must adhere our own trading strategy. When selling, as well as buying, our setups are very easy to follow but are only valid for selling stocks you already own, not for selling short $APD stock

As a golden rule, you should not keep a trading operation that leads to greater losses than those expected at the time of the buy. The timing to sell your stock should always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Air Products and Chemicals stock?

Currently, Air Products and Chemicals stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you hold Air Products and Chemicals stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Air Products and Chemicals ratings

In the last month, just one brokerage rating was published for Air Products and Chemicals

Air Products and Chemicals analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Jan 7th, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group Strong buyNeutral

Air Products and Chemicals stock analysis

Last Wednesday, the price broke out above the previous top at $284.96 on the downtrend started last November. Since then, the price action resulted in a 0.68% profit.

SMAs overview

APD stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $296.98 (3.51% above)
  • R2: $305.30 (6.41% above)
  • R3: $307.79 (7.28% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $284.96 (-0.68% below)
  • S2: $281.54 (-1.87% below)
  • S3: $271.96 (-5.21% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band last Wednesday, the price dropped by 1.87%. The price is moving near to the upper Bollinger band, signaling some level of overbought in recent sessions. This is not a sell point, as price can trade in these levels for many days and weeks

    APD stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    When the moves for so long below 70 and above 30, without indicating moments of overvaluation and undervaluation, the indicator turns out to be of little use, and we are now in such a case.

    APD stock RSI chart

    Air Products and Chemicals stock price history

    Air Products and Chemicals started trading on Mar 17th, 1980 priced at $0.00 per share1. Since then, APD stock surged by -, with an average of 0.00% per year. An investment of $1,000USD at that time would have a value of $inf nowadays.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    APD stock price history chart

    Price target for Air Products and Chemicals stock

    Nobody can predict how much a share will be priced tomorrow. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions publish their price target based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these forecasts follow the release of new financial information by the company, and usually. Again, these estimates are not direct recommendations for individual investors and should not be trusted blindly.

    There is just one price target available for Air Products and Chemicals that predicts a price of $324.00.

    Air Products and Chemicals stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Jan 7th, 2021
    Jefferies Financial Group $307.00$324.00

    Earnings and financials

    Last November, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ($APD) posted adjusted EPS for that matched Wall St. expectations. Quarterly EPS was $2.19 per share compared to the forecasted $2.21. Reported sales were $2.3 billion, consistent with analysts' forecasts as well.

    This compares to Earnings of $2.27 per share same quarter last year, so posted EPS means a drop of -3.52%. Looking at turnover, figures merely changed compared to $22.8B year over year.

    APD ($APD) posts Q1 earnings report on Friday. Expected for this quarter is $2.18, compared to $2.19 that was reported for Q4.

    If you own or you are looking to buy APD stock, be vigilant as the financial reporting day usually has a higher than usual volatility, and price can gap up or down with unsually low liquidity and not honouring your buy or stop-loss orders. You can probably obtain more details about the earnings conference call and the earnings reports on the Investor Relations section of its website: http://www.airproducts.com.

    Air Products and Chemicals performance

    APD performance compared
    Air Products and Chemicals ($APD) 6.80% -3.10% -1.30%

    The comments contained in this post are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this paper does not have an understanding of the individual situations of the reader, his or her own finances or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Comments are posted for educative purposes only

    APD summary

    Friday, January 15th, 2021
    Day range$281.68 - $288.38
    Previous close$286.25
    Session gain0.23%
    Average true range$9.09
    50d mov avg$275.51
    100d mov avg$284.13
    200d mov avg$264.87
    Earnings dateJanuary 22nd, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Air Products and Chemicals stock symbol?

    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the APD symbol

    Is Air Products and Chemicals stock a buy or sell?

    Air Products and Chemicals had one rating in the last 30 days Read the article to get additional tips on trading APD stock.

    Will APD go up?

    Air Products and Chemicals had different price predictions posted by analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $324.00. That is a 12.93% than the current price ($286.91).