Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) appreciated by 0.07% at $149.28, after hitting low of $149.08 in an intra-day trade. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has 218.1 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 1.58. The volume of APD witnessed a shift from 2.06 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 1.32 million shares.
In the most updated research from a number of analysts on Wall Street, the company gets 12 Buys and 1 Sell among 20 analysts. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) recently traded as high as $151.42. The consensus analyst target price is $158.78. That gives us a street projected return of 6.36%. If the published price targets set by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. analysts have any power to influence the stock’s share price, the highest price target set for APD is $170.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.65 for the June 2017 versus $1.92 in the same quarter last year, representing -14% growth. Analysts had predicted $1.59. Revenue during the quarter was $2.12 billion, representing -13% growth from $2.43 billion in year-ago quarter. The company’s quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 4% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates.
On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $1.69 in September 2017 quarter and $1.66 in December 2017 quarter, representing -15.92% and 12.93% growth, respectively. They expect this year’s earnings to fall -17.35% year-over-year to $6.24, followed by 8.81% growth in the next year to $6.79.
Shares of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT) traded down -0.92% in the last session while performance was up 144.83% in the last five days. The stock’s last price was higher from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $139.08 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $122.33. Currently, 435.1 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 428.09 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.2% while institutional stake was 94.1%.
American Tower Corporation (AMT) is recuperating from the fall at $99.72, the 52-week low. The stock has risen 45.24% since then. The trading saw a strength at $148.71 , the 52-week high. But since then, those gains have faded by -2.61%. AMT has risen 5.96% in the 1-month period.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has a beta of 0.73, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $2.5 a share in the trailing twelve months. It last reported revenues of $1.66 billion and EPS of $0.8 for the June 2017, representing 15% top-line growth and 0.37 EPS growth.
Looking forward, the company’s quarterly earnings are expected to come at $1.61 in the three months through September 2017 and $1.65 in the quarter ending December 2017, reflecting 8.05% and 12.24% growth, respectively. For the full year, analysts expect earnings to jump 15.56% yoy to $6.46. Next year this growth will reach 12.23% to attain $7.25.