Barbara Oil adds Air Products & Chemicals (APD) to its portfolio

Air Products & Chemicals (APD) : Barbara Oil added new position in Air Products & Chemicals during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 4,000 shares of Air Products & Chemicals which is valued at $596,200 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 8, 2016 with the SEC.Air Products & Chemicals makes up approximately 0.47% of Barbara Oil’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Ropes Wealth Advisors boosted its stake in APD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 9 additional shares and now holds a total of 19,169 shares of Air Products & Chemicals which is valued at $2,857,139. Air Products & Chemicals makes up approx 0.97% of Ropes Wealth Advisors’s portfolio.Howard Hughes Medical Institute boosted its stake in APD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,026 additional shares and now holds a total of 10,534 shares of Air Products & Chemicals which is valued at $1,561,244. Air Products & Chemicals makes up approx 0.50% of Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s portfolio.Concert Wealth Management reduced its stake in APD by selling 45 shares or 1.94% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,270 shares of APD which is valued at $339,183. Air Products & Chemicals makes up approx 0.04% of Concert Wealth Management’s portfolio.Argus Investors’ Counsel reduced its stake in APD by selling 4,050 shares or 11.59% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 30,880 shares of APD which is valued at $4,601,429. Air Products & Chemicals makes up approx 1.87% of Argus Investors’ Counsel’s portfolio.

Air Products & Chemicals opened for trading at $150.17 and hit $151.73 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $151.52, with a gain of 1.12% or 1.68 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 7,35,961 shares. Company has a market cap of $32,812 M.

On the company’s financial health, Air Products & Chemicals reported $1.92 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.90. The company had revenue of $2434.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2404.06 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.65 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 21, 2016, Air Products & Chemicals announced a cash dividend of $0.8600. The company’s management has announced Sep 29, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Oct 3, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Nov 14, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Air Products & Chemicals. Air Products & Chemicals was Upgraded by JP Morgan to ” Overweight” on Aug 12, 2016. Seaport Global Securities Upgraded Air Products & Chemicals on Jul 11, 2016 to ” Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $165.

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. is an industrial gases company which offers atmospheric gases process and specialty gases electronics and performance materials equipment and services. The Company’s segments include Industrial Gases–Americas; Industrial Gases – EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa); Industrial Gases–Asia; Industrial Gases–Global; Materials Technologies; Energy-from-Waste and Corporate and other. The Company manufactures and distributes products in two lines of business: Industrial Gases and Materials Technologies. Industrial Gases’ primary products include atmospheric gases process gases and equipment for air separation. Materials Technologies’ primary products include performance materials and chemicals such as epoxy amine curing agents polyurethane catalysts additives and specialty surfactants and electronics materials such as specialty gases chemical mechanical planarization slurries and specialty chemicals.

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