Analysts See $1.65 EPS for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Grafton Group PLC had 81 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by Cowen & Co.

Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The stock has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, April 4. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) on Friday, November 17 with "Buy" rating. On Monday, September 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Gabelli to "Hold". Peel Hunt has "Hold" rating and GBX 675 target. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 27.

Rand Wealth Llc increased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 5.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 2,313,812 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $349,895,000 after buying an additional 1,029,451 shares during the period. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 798 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $121,000 after purchasing an additional 775 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in Air Products & Chemicals by 3.6% in the second quarter. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.0099 during the last trading session, reaching $169.9799. About 315,244 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Air Products & Chemicals' Q2 2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.81 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.91 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $8.54 EPS. Its up 0.14, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. Sold All: 36 Reduced: 232 Increased: 262 New Position: 90.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in APD. The basic materials company reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.08. New York-based Clinton Incorporated has invested 0.06% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. APD's profit would be $361.04 million giving it 25.75 P/E if the $1.65 EPS is correct. The New York-based Tanaka Capital Management Inc has invested 6.49% in the stock. 186.79 million shares or 0.55% more from 185.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Cap Mngmt owns 1,391 shares or 0.03% of their USA portfolio. 601 were accumulated by Smithfield Tru. Fincl Bank Of America De has invested 0.1% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Campbell And Invest Adviser Ltd holds 0.6% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Cedar Hill Assocs Ltd Liability invested in 2,998 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Com reported 0.31% stake. Sabal Trust CO increased its stake in shares of Air Products & Chemicals by 3.0% during the third quarter. Out of 19 Wall Street analysts rating Air Products & Chemicals, 14 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 5 recommend "Hold".

Ratings analysis reveals 74% of Air Products & Chemicals's analysts are positive.

Analysts await Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 30 to "Neutral". Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, July 15 report. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, October 27 by Liberum Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $130 target in Wednesday, March 1 report. Dodge Cox has invested 0% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. "(APD)" was reported by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $75 target. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, October 26 with "Buy". The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Overweight" on Wednesday, November 2. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 21 by Argus Research.

Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products worldwide. The firm has a market cap of $37,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.94, a PEG ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.24. The companyÂ's principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other small domestic appliances. It has a 12.44 P/E ratio. It also produces hermetic compressors for refrigeration systems.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. 54 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. They expect $0.97 EPS, down 14.16% or $0.16 from last year's $1.13 per share. (NYSE:APD). First Corporation In holds 0% or 33 shares in its portfolio. Old National Bank In has 10,288 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Moreover, Atlantic Trust Gp Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Cibc has 2,391 shares. Peak Asset Mngmt Limited Liability reported 1,420 shares. Moreover, Ing Groep Nv has 0.01% invested in CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR). Huntington State Bank has 25,840 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 5,630,073 shares of the company's stock valued at $846,425,000 after buying an additional 304,923 shares during the last quarter. Adirondack invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). (NYSE:APD) for 1,345 shares. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.1392 during the last trading session, reaching $64.4292. About 648,674 shares traded. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.19% the S&P500.

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