Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) registered a -4.57% decrease, still its new closing price is 33.87% up from the company’s 1 year high of 149.56.It posted -3.14% losses in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 8 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 1 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 0 sells versus 6 buy or better ratings. The 20 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $152.16, with individual PT in the $132.00-$172.00 range. The shares moved at $142.01, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 32.19% in twelve months time.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a -1.26% fall year to date. A SR VP and General Counsel at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Thursday August 25, 2016. Stanley John D. sold 17,247 shares in the company at $155.39 each and collected $2,680,000 in proceeds. Stanley John D. now owns 19,194 shares in the company after this transaction. A Principal Accounting Officer in the company, Flugel Russell A, disclosed a transaction on Monday August 15, 2016 that ended up generating $310,001 from the sale of 2,050 shares at $151.54 per share.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) Upcoming Results on Tap

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. will next provide financial results for the December 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $1.72 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $2.09 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $1.88 billion in revenue and EPS of $1.47. The mean forecast was for $1.95 billion and $1.48 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $2.46 billion, with earnings at $2.01/share.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Brokerage Update

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) is in Monness Crespi & Hardt’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were upgraded to Buy from Neutral by Monness Crespi & Hardt, according to news reported on Wednesday December 21, 2016.Another important research note was issued by Citigroup on Monday December 05, 2016.The firm upgraded APD to Buy from Neutral. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD), have changed 4.30% and 7.43%, respectively.