APD stock: buy or sell?

APD stock price: $254.97 -0.17% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


After marking all time highs on February 19th, Air Products and Chemicals stayed steady -0.17% today to $254.97.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide.

Should I buy APD stock?

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These 2 buy setups match with Air Products and Chemicals stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Air Products and Chemicals stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for APD stock for the last 30 days.

APD stock analysis

Daily outlook

After several days of continuous hikes in past weeks, Air Products and Chemicals stayed stable -0.17% to $254.97.

Air Products and Chemicals stayed stable -0.17% to $254.97 after reaching all time highs on Feb/19. APD is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $257.01. Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on December, APD price climbed $24.08 per share (10.43%). Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on November, APD climbed $37.20 (17.08%). On Feb 19th, APD hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Tuesday tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

APD stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Despite of the negative close ($254.97, -0.41%), Air Products and Chemicals marked new all time high at $257.01.

APD shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom early January, APD climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up late November 2019, APD price climbed $18.54 per share (7.84%). Since early November 2019 when APD stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $42.46 (19.98%).

APD stock chart (weekly)

APD stock price history

APD IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, APD stock grew a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after APD's IPO a $1,000 in APD stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

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

APD stock historical price chart

APD stock reached all-time highs on Feb 19th with a price of $257.01.

APD stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' APD stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Air Products and Chemicals stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last April, when Air Products and Chemicals presented its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
APD earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Air Products and Chemicals annual sales rose a superb 9.07% to $8,930.20 million dollars from $8,187.60 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plunged a -19.87% to 16.77%.

Air Products and Chemicals fiscal year ends in September, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Air Products and Chemicals TTM sales up to March 2019 were $8,969.60 and income $1,695.60 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Air Products and Chemicals business evolution since September 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed steady a neutral 0.44%. Regarding profit margin, Air Products and Chemicals stepped up 2.13% to 16.77%

APD annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$10,180 M-$1,000 M9.8%-
2014$10,439 M2.54%$992 M9.5%-0.83%
2015$9,895 M-5.21%$1,278 M12.9%28.86%
2016$9,524 M-3.74%$631 M6.6%-50.61%
2017$8,188 M-14.04%$3,000 M36.6%375.42%
2018$8,930 M9.07%$1,498 M16.8%-50.08%
TTM $8,970 M0.44%$1,696 M18.9%13.21%

Quarterly financial results

Air Products and Chemicals posted $2,187.70 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -1.63% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $421.30 million with a profit margin of 19.26%. Profit margin appreciated a 3.63% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.63%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Air Products and Chemicals sales marked a tiny gain and gained a 1.48%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Air Products and Chemicals posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
APD quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$2,120 M-$104 M4.9%-
2017-Q3$2,203 M3.92%$469 M21.3%349.81%
2017-Q4$2,217 M0.61%$155 M7.0%-67.02%
2018-Q1$2,156 M-2.75%$416 M19.3%169.34%
2018-Q2$2,259 M4.79%$474 M21.0%13.81%
2018-Q3$2,299 M1.77%$453 M19.7%-4.43%
2018-Q4$2,224 M-3.26%$348 M15.6%-23.27%
2019-Q1$2,188 M-1.63%$421 M19.3%21.24%

Air Products and Chemicals ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Air Products and Chemicals, 0.25% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for APD stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$56.2 B
Total shares220.5 M
Float shares219.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)88.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

APD summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$253.71 - $255.59
Previous close$255.40
Session gain-0.17%
Average true range$3.12
50d mov avg$238.97
100d mov avg$230.53
200d mov avg$224.34
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lb03c

Air Products and Chemicals performance

To better understand Air Products and Chemicals performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Air Products and Chemicals stock.
APDAir Products and ...7.84%16.74%44.64%

Air Products and Chemicals competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Air Products and Chemicals competitor. This doesn't mean Air Products and Chemicals does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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